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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Celebrities Show Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick Over Super Bowl 2019 Weekend

02/03/2019 07:36 pm ET By Kimberley Richards Celebrities, athletes and activists used social media to share their support for Colin Kaepernick before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted his gratitude, often by posting photos of people sporting #Imwithkap jerseys ahead of the big game. Kaepernick tweeted

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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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Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress

By Kimberley Richards 01/03/2019 05:22 pm ET Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) has become the youngest black woman to serve in Congress, according to congressional archives. The 32-year-old was sworn into office on Thursday, after her historic election victory in the 14th Congressional District in Illinois in November. She is the first

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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History

01/03/2019 03:06 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in its own group of members, a total of 55 ― its largest number in history. This year’s CBC surpasses its previous record of 49 House

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Jemele Hill On Calling Trump A White Supremacist: ‘I Thought I Was Saying Water Is Wet

By Alanna Vagianos 12/27/2018 01:36 pm ET Sports journalist Jemele Hill did not realize that her 2017 remarks calling President Donald Trump a white supremacist would spur such a contentious debate. “I thought I was saying water is wet. I didn’t even think it was controversial,” Hill told Dan Le Batard on

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