Young Black Professional Becomes New Executive Director of Maryland Democrats

By Josh Hicks August 13 at 9:39 AM Chuck Conner is a political novice in many respects, but officials with the Maryland Democratic Party saw two things in him that they wanted in their new executive director: a common touch and experience with community outreach. Party chairman Bruce Poole said

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Sale of 1st & Only Black-Owned Public TV Station a Wake-Up Call on Media Diversity

By Wade Henderson/ The Root | 6/15/2016, 10:30 a.m. The possible loss of Howard University’s PBS affiliate could be a tipping point toward the extinction of black-owned broadcast media, but the Federal Communications Commission has no sense of urgency to fix the problem. That’s not hyperbole. For years, the FCC

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed by Senate as First Black Female United States Attorney General

Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as attorney general, the first black woman in American history to hold the country’s top law enforcement post. The Senate approved Lynch, a federal prosecutor from New York, on a 56-43 vote after an unusually lengthy confirmation delay. President Barack Obama nominated Lynch as the

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