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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The U.S. Capitol has at Least Three Times As Many Statues of Confederate Figures as it Does of Black People

By Christopher Ingraham August 16, 2017   Confederate monuments have once again become focal points for protests and unrest following a violent white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville. Most of the controversy has centered on the presence of confederate monuments in cities and states, such as the one protesters tore down Monday

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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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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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Senator Kamala Harris Maneuvers to Build a National Profile and Help Democrats in 2018 and Beyond

By Eric Bradner, CNN Updated 9:19 PM ET, Fri June 30, 2017 Washington (CNN) Sen. Kamala Harris is using her newfound progressive stardom to raise money for her Democratic colleagues — and amplifying buzz about the California freshman as a prospect for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination in the process.

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California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Says ‘Indecent’ President Doesn’t Belong in Office

By Janice Williams On 3/28/17 at 12:01 PM After recently telling some 211,000 followers to “get ready” for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., took to Twitter once again to blast the commander in chief. Waters hasn’t been shy about using her social media to condemn policies and

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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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President Trump Exchange With Black Journalist Sparks Outrage

ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated

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Congressional Black Caucus to Be More Aggressive Under Trump

By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Washington, Jan 8, 2017 For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who

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Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond Weighing Bid for Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Post

Deborah Barfield Berry , USA TODAY 4:47 p.m. CST November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is considering a bid to run for chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Richmond, the lone Democrat in Louisiana’s congressional delegation, has been a key player in the caucus pushing for criminal justice reform

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