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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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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Atlanta Federal Reserve Names First Black Regional President

by Patrick Gillespie   @CNNMoney Raphael Bostic was named president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, becoming the first African-American regional president in the central bank’s history. Bostic, a former policymaker in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a professor at the University of Southern California. He will become

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Emory Law Journal Names First Black Editor-in-Chief In Its 65 Year History

Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:15 p.m Friday, March 3, 2017 Since its inception in 1952, the Emory Law Journal has never elected a black editor-in-chief—until now. Emory University School of Law student Janiel Myers, who was born in Jamaica and recently naturalized as an American citizen, was named to the

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How America’s ‘First Black Middle Class Village’ Was Destroyed to Make Way For Central Park

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com Published: 08:27 EDT, 9 March 2017   Seneca Village was a predominantly African American village spanning 82nd to 87th Streets along what is now the western edge of Central Park Created in 1825, the village was flattened and people were forced to move to make

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Delta Airlines Has Its First Black Female Captain

By Zahara Hill Twenty years ago, Stephanie Johnson became the first black female pilot for Northwest Airlines. And in 2016, Johnson made history again as Delta Air Lines’ first black female captain. Delta celebrated Johnson in February, but Women’s History Month is also a fitting time to recognize the aviation

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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