Former Rep. John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Member Of Congress, Dies At 90

10/27/2019 04:07 pm ET By Hayley Miller and Sanjana Karanth Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who spent more than five decades in Congress until he resigned two years ago, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said. The civil rights icon served the Detroit area in the

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Trump Singles Out 4 Congresswomen Of Color, 2 Jewish Lawmakers As ‘Democrat Savages’

09/28/2019 10:41 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss President Donald Trump attacked “Democrat savages” in a vicious new tweet Saturday following the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry — and specifically referred to four congresswomen of color and Jewish lawmakers Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.). He singled

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Bob Johnson, BET Founder, Praises Trump, Says Democrats Have Moved “Too Far Left”

by  Samara Lynn July 9, 2019 Black Enterprise Magazine In an interview with CNBC, America’s first black billionaire and the founder of BET, Robert L. Johnson weighed in on what he sees as problems with the Democratic Party. “The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley To Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep My Name Out of Your Lying Mouth’

Sanjana Karanth, 07/09/2019 07:55 pm ET HuffPost Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) ripped into Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after the White House counselor mocked the tension between freshmen Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi has been sparring with Pressley and fellow Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Tests 2020 Message with Black Voters in U.S. South

March 19, 2019 / 6:26 AM Amanda Becker CLEVELAND, Miss. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was walking down a street in the town of Cleveland in the rural Mississippi Delta on Monday when she stopped to examine a small home’s sagging roof. “You can be sure there’s a lot

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Senator Kamala Harris ‘Deeply’ Disturbed That Trump Reportedly Heeded Putin Over U.S. Intelligence

02/18/2019 07:53 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Monday said it was “deeply disturbing,” “shameful” and the “height of irresponsibility” that President Donald Trump took the advice of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the counsel of U.S. intelligence officials, as reported by former acting FBI Director Andrew

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Again Denies Sexual Assault Allegation, Suggests Political Hit Job

02/04/2019 03:26 pm ET By Daniel Marans RICHMOND, Va. ― Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) vehemently denied a sexual assault allegation against him that resurfaced late Sunday, arguing it was timed to derail his potential ascent to the governorship. “This allegation is completely false,” Fairfax said at an impromptu

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There’s ‘No Question’ About Trump’s Racism

By Nick Visser 01/06/2019 10:27 pm ET Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there’s “no question” President Donald Trump is a racist, citing in an interview that aired Sunday the White House’s response to white supremacist groups and ongoing rhetoric about migrant communities. “The president certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s

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