Gambia’s Neighbors Reportedly Prepare Troops to Oust Dictator

Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy Magazine While the world braces for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, another inauguration in West Africa has regional leaders worried: Gambia’s. West African countries are reportedly preparing for a military intervention in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down on Thursday, the day

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Sessions on Immigration, Civil Rights

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker

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Congressional Black Caucus to Be More Aggressive Under Trump

By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Washington, Jan 8, 2017 For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who

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Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond Weighing Bid for Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Post

Deborah Barfield Berry , USA TODAY 4:47 p.m. CST November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is considering a bid to run for chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Richmond, the lone Democrat in Louisiana’s congressional delegation, has been a key player in the caucus pushing for criminal justice reform

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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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