In Mississippi Senate race, an African American Democrat faces a Republican using a Confederate symbol | The Washington Post In Mississippi, where Espy is seeking to become the first black senator from the state since shortly after the Civil War, the difficulty facing him is underscored by the unbroken line of white, male faces that have led the state for the past century and a half. And it is exemplified by McDaniel’s tactics.

In Mississippi, where Espy is seeking to become the first black senator from the state since shortly after the Civil War, the difficulty facing him is underscored by the unbroken line of white, male faces that have led the state for the past century and a half. And it is exemplified by McDaniel’s tactics.

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A Former Obama Operative Built a New Anti-Republican Attack Machine | Bloomberg Businessweek John Burton hopes an army of dirt diggers can deliver an October surprise for Democrats.

Facebook0Twitter0MailJoshua Green Bloomberg Businessweek John Burton PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL FRIBERG FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK Featured Image One evening in September, Tanya, a consultant at a big New York firm, was on her laptop scrutinizing public records and reading posts on VKontakte, the Russian social network, involving Representative Dana Rohrabacher, the Republican congressman from California. She was looking […]

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He’s a Rhodes Scholar. The G.O.P. Keeps Calling Him a ‘Big-City Rapper.’ | The New York Times PORT EWEN, N.Y. — It has taken 12 years, but Antonio Delgado has finally received recognition for his brief career as a rap artist. All it took was for him to run for Congress in New York.

PORT EWEN, N.Y. — It has taken 12 years, but Antonio Delgado has finally received recognition for his brief career as a rap artist.

All it took was for him to run for Congress in New York.

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Watch: Common Rallies Behind Michelle Obama to Get Out the Vote [Corrected] | The Root As part of a major push to bring more black Americans out to the polls this November, rapper and actor Common has joined #ForeverFirstLady Michelle Obama as part of her When We All Vote campaign.

As part of a major push to bring more black Americans out to the polls this November, rapper and actor Common has joined #ForeverFirstLady Michelle Obama as part of her When We All Vote campaign.

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People Of Color Are Still Being Locked Out of the Democratic Process | Colorlines A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

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How Black women are organizing to energize voters | The Philadelphia Tribune Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of Black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of Black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

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When Having a Progressive Record Isn’t Enough | The Atlantic Ayanna Pressley’s challenge to the Democrat Mike Capuano in Massachusetts shows how the left is looking for candidates with “lived experience.”

Ayanna Pressley’s challenge to the Democrat Mike Capuano in Massachusetts shows how the left is looking for candidates with “lived experience.”

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Democratic Socialism Threatens Minorities | The Atlantic Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.

Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.

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