White Man Allegedly Yells at Black Grandmother and Two Little Girls Campaigning for Beto O’Rourke

By James Hetherington On 10/4/18 at 7:05 AM A black grandmother and her two granddaughters were allegedly accosted and told to “go back where they came from” while out campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. The 70-year-old Texas woman was walking with her granddaughters—who are 8 and 10—when a white man allegedly

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Black Women Were Active During Kavanaugh and Ford Senate Hearings

Donna M. Owens Sep, 28, 2018 African American women were vocal, active participants during Thursday’s Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her accusations of sexual assault and he offered a counter defense. From the women of the Congressional

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Hillary Clinton To Stump For Andrew Gillum In Florida Governor’s Race

POLITICS 09/27/2018 12:26 pm ET Updated 1 day ago By Doha Madani   Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to campaign alongside Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in October. The Democratic Tallahassee mayor confirmed reports that Clinton would be joining him at a South Florida campaign event on Oct.

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Vermont’s Only Black Woman Lawmaker Pulls Out Of Race In Wake Of Online Threats

By Philip Lewis 08/28/2018 02:04 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2018   Vermont state Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris, (D-Bennington) has decided against running for re-election in the state’s House, citing the online harassment and racist threats made during her tenure as among the reasons why. Morris, the only black woman in

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Michelle Obama Urges Young Voters to ‘Take Their Power Back’

KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press Fri, Sep 28 8:20 PM EDT CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — At a voter registration rally Friday, fired-up former first lady Michelle Obama urged a predominantly youthful crowd at the University of Miami to “take their power back” and bridge the gap between frustration over the

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Letitia James Makes History by Winning Attorney General Primary in New York

By Jeffery C. Mays Sept. 13, 2018 Letitia James became the first black woman to win a major party statewide nomination on Thursday, easily defeating three rivals in New York’s Democratic primary for attorney general. With her win, Ms. James, 59, the New York City public advocate, has positioned herself

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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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