African-American women embrace historic moment of Chicago’s mayoral race | Chicago Tribune

Javonte Anderson, Chicago Tribune Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle take their seats before a televised debate at the NBC-Ch. 5 studios on March 7, 2019, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune). Featured Image A new era in Chicago politics will be ushered in when an African-American woman is elected mayor for the […]

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65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved The Way | Essence

Taylor Lewis, Essence American civil rights campaigner, and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (1927 – 2006) stands behind a podium covered in microphones at Peace-In-Vietnam Rally, Central Park, New York, April 27, 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Featured Image It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking a look back […]

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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris in Houston on Saturday, where she unveiled early portions of her first policy rollout, a federal investment in teacher pay.CreditCreditLarry W Smith/EPA, via Shutterstock, Featured Image Senator Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first […]

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Donna Brazile Explains Why She’s Working for Fox News | The New Yorker

Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker Donna Brazile wrote that she is “excited to join the honest and passionate debate at Fox News about our future.”Photograph by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call / Getty. Featured Image Donna Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the […]

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Stacey Abrams for …. Governor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future. | The Cut

Rebecca Traister, The Cut In an election-night tweet, Democrat Stacey Abrams urged her supporters to “STAY IN LINE until your vote is cast.” Three polls stayed open late after some voting machines in predominantly black districts were delivered with no power cords, rendering them useless. (Stacey Abrams/Twitter). Featured Image I am sitting in a car […]

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Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Claudia Vargas, The Inquirer, Philly.com TIM TAI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER . Featured Image Sitting at a small desk across the hall from the mayor’s office, Chamarra McCrorey finds her inner Jim Kenney as she responds to dozens of emails, letters, and social media posts each day. On Valentine’s Day, Kenney received two requests from residents […]

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No matter who wins the runoff election, Chicago will elect its first black woman mayor | CNN

Madeline Holcombe, CNN Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot will move forward to a runoff election on April 2. Featured Image CNN Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have emerged from a crowded field of candidates to move on to a runoff in Chicago’s mayoral race, meaning the Windy City will elect its first black woman mayor […]

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Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent. The White House denies the charge. | The Washington Post

Beth Reinhard & Alice Crites, The Washington Post In a new lawsuit, Alva Johnson alleges that Donald Trump kissed her against her will in 2016, an allegation the White House denies. (Video: Alice Li, Jesse Mesner-Hage, Dalton Bennett/Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post). Featured Image A staffer on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign says he kissed […]

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