Meet 2018’s Black Candidates For Governor

Written By Nigel Roberts Posted February 22, 2018 There have been two African Americans elected governor in the United States. At least one of the (numerous) Black candidates running for governor in 2018 is bound to seriously compete given the pushback against President Donald Trump that was seen in the

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Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

By Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns May 22, 2018 Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics

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Jahana Hayes Could Become Connecticut’s First Black Congresswoman

by Jane C. Timm / Aug.18.2018 / 8:03 AM EDT The day after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring and opening up a second Supreme Court seat for President Donald Trump to fill, one of Jahana Hayes’ ex-students got in her car and drove four hours to volunteer for

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Democrats Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson have an edge in critical Florida races: NBC News/Marist poll

Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk Published 6 Hours Ago CNBC.com Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has a slim edge in his battle for re-election in Florida against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, according to an NBC News/Marist poll released Tuesday. Meanwhile, the survey found progressive Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a solid lead

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Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Gerrymandered Two Districts to Dilute Black Vote

EURPublisher01 May 22, 2017 The Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina Monday, holding that the state had engaged in an unconstitutional gerrymander, reports CNN. The court found that race was a factor in the way state lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to

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Federal Judges Find Racial Gerrymandering in Texas Districts

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Sat, Mar 11 11:43 AM PST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect

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Supreme Court Balks at Reining in ‘Racial Gerrymandering’ That Protects Black Lawmakers

Supreme Court, March 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m. LA Times, Reporting from Washington David Savage The Supreme Court has refused a plea from Democratic Party lawyers, at least for now, to rein in alleged “racial gerrymandering” by Republican-led states in the South that protects black lawmakers at the expense of other Democrats. Instead,

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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Senator Cory Booker Calls Donald Trump a ‘Liar’ Who Uses ‘Propaganda’

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., accused President Trump of repeatedly lying to the American people and using propaganda to stir confusion and mislead the public. In a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Booker said the media coverage of Trump should resemble reporting on any other politician. He argued that

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Sessions on Immigration, Civil Rights

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker

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