Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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Barack Obama: John Lewis ‘Risked His Life’ So This Nation Could ‘Live Up To Its Promise’

POLITICS 07/18/2020 02:54 am ET By Mary Papenfuss   Rep. John Lewis battled tirelessly for civil rights inspired by a faith that humanity yearns to do what’s right, former President Barack Obama wrote in a moving tribute to his friend on Friday. “He loved this country so much that he risked

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American Black Film Festival Founders Launch Nonprofit For Social Change and Racial Justice

by Dana Givens June 27, 2020 Hollywood has dealt with issues of diversity and inclusion for many years with campaigns like #OscarSoWhite illuminating the disparities many minorities in the industry face on everything from award nominations to salaries. Now, the founders of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) are coming together

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House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State, but GOP Opposition Means Bill Unlikely to Advance Further

Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, though Republicans and the White House have voiced their opposition to the measure. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. One Democrat, Rep. Collin

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Trump Called Out To His Face After Blaming Obama For ‘Broken’ Coronavirus Tests

05/01/2020 04:41 am ET By Ed Mazza President Donald Trump blamed his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, on Thursday for leaving him with faulty tests for coronavirus infections. “The last administration left us nothing,” Trump said. “We started off with bad, broken tests and obsolete tests.” But Obama left office in 2017

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No Charges Against Andrew Gillum After The Politician & CNN Contributor Was Linked To Suspected Meth Overdose

By Anita Bennett March 14, 2020 4:47pm Andrew Gillum, a rising star in the Democratic party and a CNN contributor, has apologized after he was found in a Miami Beach hotel room early Friday with a man who overdosed on what police believe was crystal meth. Gillum, 40, rose to

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Color of Change: Black Voters Determined Super Tuesday Results

By #teamEBONY March 4, 2020 Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change and spokesperson for Color Of Change PAC, issued the following statement on last night’s Super Tuesday results: Rashad Robinson is available for interviews upon request. “Yesterday’s primary results underscored significant and instructive lessons that candidates would do well

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Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Confederate Monument Removals

SARAH RANKIN Associated Press March 8, 2020, 1:26 PM EDT RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of Virginia’s scores of Confederate monuments could soon be removed under legislation state lawmakers approved Sunday. The Democratic-led House and Senate passed measures that would undo an existing state law that protects the monuments and

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Trump Awakening The ‘Sleeping Giant’ Of Latino Voter Engagement In Arizona

03/05/2020 08:41 pm ET by S.V. Date PHOENIX ― Even as Donald Trump’s campaign boasts about “expanding the map” this year to win Minnesota, Oregon and New Mexico ― states he lost in 2016 ― the president recently found himself campaigning to hold the home state of Barry Goldwater, John

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