African American Politics

‘Speak Volumes’: Two Black Women Appointed as Judges in California, Where It Rarely Happens | Atlanta Black Star

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Two of California’s largest counties are welcoming Black women to their lists of superior court judges. Tricia Taylor and Terrie Roberts were appointed with nine other justices in the Golden State, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Oct. 25. Eight of the officials appointed are women, and all of them are Democrats filling vacancies left by retired justices, the governor’s office […]
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Weekend At Bernie’s: Sanders Tell Black Student to ‘Respect’ Police to Avoid Getting ‘Shot in the Back of the Head’ | The Root

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Bernie Sanders has all the answers. The almost Octogenarian presidential hopeful showed up and showed out during a question-and-answer session at a forum held at Benedict College on Saturday. owned by a black woman When a black male student asked Sanders how he should handle getting pulled over by a police officer, Sanders responded “respect what they are doing so […]
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Stop Calling Black Women “Long-Shot Candidates” | Refinery29

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It’s no secret that in 2018, women made history. A record-breaking 125 women were elected to the U.S. House and Senate, and many women who were previously considered “long-shot candidates” blew past the competition and became “firsts” in their own right. At the heart of post-election analysis, a critical narrative emerged about who should run for office and why. As […]
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Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol | PBS

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office said in a news release that a formal ceremony open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests will be held Thursday morning, followed by a […]
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and regular Trump target, dies at 68 | The Washington Post

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Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House, his calming effect on anti-police riots in Baltimore, and his forceful opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump, died early Thursday morning at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate in Baltimore. He was 68. After undergoing […]
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