Progressive Challenger Cori Bush Unseats Rep. Lacy Clay In Missouri

POLITICS 08/05/2020 12:21 am ET By Daniel Marans Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday, adding to the activist left’s winning streak. The primary win in one of the most Democratic House seats in the country assures

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Report: Coronavirus Will Make Income Inequality Even Worse for Black and Brown Americans

by Derek Major August 3, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has hit low-income Black and Latino Americans harder than other groups and, as a result, the income divide in the U.S. will likely rise, according to a new report. The report released July 23 by Deloitte, states before the coronavirus pandemic and the

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Trump Won’t Be Paying His Respects To John Lewis At Capitol Hill

By David Moye POLITICS 07/27/2020 03:36 pm ET Thousands of people are expected to visit Capitol Hill to pay respects to congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, but President Donald Trump won’t be one of them. “No, I won’t be going,” the president told reporters Monday. “No.” “I won’t

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Late Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State At U.S. Capitol

POLITICS 07/23/2020 08:49 pm ET By Dominique Mosbergen The body of John Lewis, the late Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday in a joint statement.

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Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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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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American Black Film Festival Founders Launch Nonprofit For Social Change and Racial Justice

by Dana Givens June 27, 2020 Hollywood has dealt with issues of diversity and inclusion for many years with campaigns like #OscarSoWhite illuminating the disparities many minorities in the industry face on everything from award nominations to salaries. Now, the founders of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) are coming together

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House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State, but GOP Opposition Means Bill Unlikely to Advance Further

Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, though Republicans and the White House have voiced their opposition to the measure. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. One Democrat, Rep. Collin

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Trump Called Out To His Face After Blaming Obama For ‘Broken’ Coronavirus Tests

05/01/2020 04:41 am ET By Ed Mazza President Donald Trump blamed his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, on Thursday for leaving him with faulty tests for coronavirus infections. “The last administration left us nothing,” Trump said. “We started off with bad, broken tests and obsolete tests.” But Obama left office in 2017

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