Kamala Harris Pays a Visit to Al Sharpton | The New Yorker

Eric Lach, The New Yorker Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty. Featured Image Since announcing her Presidential campaign, last month, Kamala Harris, the California senator, has held a rally in California, a CNN town-hall event in Iowa, and a non-CNN town-hall event in New Hampshire. On Thursday, she had lunch in Harlem. Harris, who hopes […]

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Obama Quietly Gives Advice to 2020 Democrats, but No Endorsement | The New York Times

Alexander Burns, The New York Times Former President Barack Obama has met with several Democratic presidential candidates, but he is seen as unlikely to endorse any of them before the general election. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times. Featured Image A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this […]

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Kamala Harris Is Accused of Lying About Listening to Tupac. Here’s What Happened. | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times It began as a lighthearted moment. Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and former prosecutor who announced her presidential candidacy last month, revealed on a popular radio show this week that she had smoked marijuana during her college years at Howard University in Washington. But after a viral […]

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Lorraine Morton, Evanston’s first black mayor, remembered as trailblazer, history maker | ABC7 Chicago

Karen Jordan, ABC7 Chicago EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) — Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton is gone, but not forgotten. Morton lived a purpose-driven life, accomplishing many firsts. She made Evanston her home after graduating Northwestern University and became the first educator of color to teach in a public school there. Over the years, she went from […]

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder to decide on 2020 bid in a few weeks | PBS News Hour

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press, PBS News Hour Photo: Chris Graythe (Getty Images). Featured Image DESMOINES, Iowa — Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said Tuesday he is in the final stages of deciding whether to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and plans to decide in about a month. “I’m going to sit down with […]

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Revisiting the Legacy of Howard Thurman, the Mystic of the Civil Rights Movement | Religion & Politics

Gene Zubovich, Religion & Politics Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image In February, local PBS stations will premiere an hour-long documentary about a theological giant of the twentieth century, Howard Thurman (1899-1981). Famous among activists for his influence on the civil rights […]

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Georgia’s Stacey Abrams to Deliver State of the Union Response for Democrats | The New York Times

Stacey Abrams, a rising political star from Georgia who narrowly lost a race for governor there last year, will deliver the Democrats’ official response to President Trump’s State of the Union address next week.

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Racial, Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuits to Make for a Busy Year of Legal Battles As Redistricting Nears | Atlanta Black Star

Associated Press, Atlanta Black Star | Featured Image Text. Featured Image As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a […]

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