Black Politics

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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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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Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership | Reuters

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Jill Serjeant, Reuters Women working at sewing machines in factory. Pic credit: Sleek Garments Export Ltd. Featured Image ANGELES (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts. Under the partnership, the Obamas will “develop, produce […]
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Activists say new Tennessee law aims to suppress African American votes | The Guardian

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Khushbu Shah, The Guardian The Equity Alliance registered nearly 100,000 black voters in Tennessee during the midterm elections in 2018. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images. Featured Image Johnson lists off laundromats, nightclubs and churches. Those are the places her team of 150 volunteers visited during the midterm elections last year, registering black voters across Tennessee. In the end, she estimates […]
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