Here Are The Black Americans That Have Made History In The 2020 Election

by Derek Major November 5, 2020 The 2020 election has been unlike anything this country has seen, but that can be a positive if you look at the election the right way. Here are some of the Black American men and women that made history in the 2020 election. Cori Bush, Missouri’s

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USPS Removes Mailboxes, Shuts Down Letter-Sorting Machines As Mail-In Voting Looms

POLITICS 08/14/2020 08:13 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss   The U.S. Postal Service removed mail collection boxes in at least four states and is eliminating automatic letter-sorting machines that speed delivery ahead of an expected surge of mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 elections. As the Postal Service began to dismantle

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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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CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute to co-host debate

CBS NewsFebruary 15, 2020, 8:10 PM EST Washington — CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the 10th Democratic presidential primary debate, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debate is scheduled for February 25 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate will be

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Amanda Edwards is Working to Become the Third Black Woman to Ever Hold a U.S. Senate Seat

by Selena Hill February 8, 2020 After serving her community as a Houston City Council member for four years, Amanda Edwards is now determined to make history. The 38-year-old Texas native was elected in 2015 as one of Houston’s at-large council members and subsequently represented 2.3 million Texans. She also played

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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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Rep. Elijah Cummings Wants Brian Kemp To Testify In Washington About Voter Suppression

By Paul Blumenthal 12/03/2018 04:48 pm ET   Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is interested in calling Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) in to testify about allegations that he aided his own campaign by engaging in voter suppression. “I want

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Trump Slams Black Florida Governor Candidate As ‘Thief’

AFP•October 29, 2018 Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump attacked Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as a “thief” on Monday, accusing the Tallahassee mayor, who is African-American, of running a corrupt city. The tweet against Gillum came after Trump said he would tone down his campaign rhetoric Saturday

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Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Maryland’s Jealous Would Broaden Gun-Control, Oppose Trump

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press – Oct 27, 2018 BALTIMORE — Democrat Ben Jealous said recently that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or

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