How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

Terrell Jermaine Starr   Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon. But since “Ms. Jenkins,” as

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“It Shouldn’t Be a Crime In This World to Speak Your Mind”

By Kayla Webley Adler Oct 17, 2018 On Tuesday, October 2, Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah’s Whatsapp started “blowing up” with messages from mutual friends asking if she’d heard the news. “Jamal’s missing, Jamal’s missing,” they said, pointing Attiah to an article in an Arabic publication that said

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Only Black GOP Woman in Congress Running in Trump-wary Utah

By Lindsay Whitehurst | AP October 17 at 1:39 PM SALT LAKE CITY — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia Love has

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Minnesota Senate Candidate Karin Housley Compared Michelle Obama To A ‘Chimp’

Breanna Edwards Oct, 16, 2018 Republican Karin Housley, a state senator in Minnesota who is currently running for the U.S. Senate, has recently come under fire after the discovery of a 2009 Facebook post in which she compared forever First Lady Michelle Obama to a chimp, The Huffington Post reports. “Michelle

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Somali-American Woman Running for Congress Faces Questions on Marriage, Campaign Spending

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Posted at 5:31 AM   MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign

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The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Only 4 Women Reflect On Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

By Alanna Vagianos 10/15/2018 12:05 pm ET The only four female members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are angry that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. “Women have had to put up with this bullshit for way too long,” Sen. Mazie

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Dramatic Increase In Women of Color as 2018 Candidates

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 10/11/2018 12:01 pm ET The 2018 midterm elections have already broken barriers for representation among candidates for political office: A record number of women ran and won in the primaries, and an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates also ran and have won so far. And now a

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