Black Women Leaders Rip Into Top Democrats For Not Defending Rep. Maxine Waters

By Ellen Mitchell – 07/04/18 07:07 PM EDT Almost 200 black women leaders and allies have criticized House and Senate minority leaders for “failure to protect” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration” and GOP leaders, Politico reported Wednesday. In a letter sent Tuesday to Rep. Nancy

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Kavanaugh Brings His Voter Suppression Record To A Court That Just Upheld A State’s ID Law

Written By Nigel Roberts Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s approval of voter suppression laws was not needed in a high court ruling on Tuesday which allowed a state to enforce its voter ID requirement for the 2018 elections.  See Also: Brett Kavanaugh’s First Supreme Court Cases Will Seriously

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South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn for Speaker of the House of Representatives

Written By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States Congress. In the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, African Americans by the millions will once again cast the clear

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Brushes off Trump’s Criticism

Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 a.m. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker’s trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump’s recent criticisms don’t bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of

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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Predicts Democratic Victory Because of Trump Chaos

Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has vowed to “bust our butts” to win back the House for a Democratic majority in the Nov. 6, 2018 election. “I think it’s a real possibility. For the first time since I’ve

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Democratic Group in Congress May Help Save Black Utah Republican Senator Mia Love’s Seat

Written by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor Category: Today At Utah Policy Created: 02 October 2018 Rep. Mia Love may get some help in her tough re-election race against Ben McAdams from an unlikely source: Congressional Democrats. Love is the only Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus. Buzzfeed reports she’s been

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Police won’t Investigate Minnesota Congressman Rep. Keith Ellison for Abuse; Cite Conflict

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department said Wednesday that it won’t investigate domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison due to a conflict of interest. State Democratic officials asked Minneapolis police to conduct an investigation after an attorney with links to the party found an ex-girlfriend’s claims

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Black Women Were Active During Kavanaugh and Ford Senate Hearings

Donna M. Owens Sep, 28, 2018 African American women were vocal, active participants during Thursday’s Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her accusations of sexual assault and he offered a counter defense. From the women of the Congressional

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The U.S. Capitol has at Least Three Times As Many Statues of Confederate Figures as it Does of Black People

By Christopher Ingraham August 16, 2017   Confederate monuments have once again become focal points for protests and unrest following a violent white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville. Most of the controversy has centered on the presence of confederate monuments in cities and states, such as the one protesters tore down Monday

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Vermont’s Only Black Woman Lawmaker Pulls Out Of Race In Wake Of Online Threats

By Philip Lewis 08/28/2018 02:04 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2018   Vermont state Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris, (D-Bennington) has decided against running for re-election in the state’s House, citing the online harassment and racist threats made during her tenure as among the reasons why. Morris, the only black woman in

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