How Kamala Harris, a Tweet and a Pink and Green ‘Screech’ Proves We Need More Black Journalists | The Root Black people are uniquely qualified to cover these issues, yet don’t get the same opportunities. And if they manage to get a job, more often than not, they start out covering the “black stuff,” which means they have to have the same knowledge base as their white counterparts and still know the black sh*t.

Facebook0Twitter0MailMichael Harriot, The Root Just below the reported Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; immediately after the quiet white kid in class wearing the trenchcoat who doodles swastikas in the margins of his Social Studies book; ranks the third-place winner of people you don’t want mad at you: Black women. So it is with extreme sorrow […]

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50 Years Ago…, Shirley Chisholm Was Sworn In As The First African American Congresswoman | Because of Them We Can On this day in 1969, Shirley Chisholm was sworn as the nation's first African American Congresswoman. Two years later, she became one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

On this day in 1969, Shirley Chisholm was sworn as the nation’s first African American Congresswoman. Two years later, she became one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Bell fires veteran St. Louis County prosecutor who presented grand jury evidence in Michael Brown case | St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON: On his second day in office, St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell fired the veteran assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh, who was primarily responsible for presenting evidence to the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown.

CLAYTON: On his second day in office, St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell fired the veteran assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh, who was primarily responsible for presenting evidence to the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Letitia James, the 67th New York State Attorney General, is also the first woman to ever hold this particular state-wide office. | Essence

Facebook0Twitter0MailBreanna Edwards, Essence THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH OF NEW YORK CITY, NY – DECEMBER 01: NYC Public Advocate Letitia James speaks on stage at World AIDS Day 2017 at Kings Theatre on December 1, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works, Inc. ). Featured […]

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Virginia GOPs Appeal Decision for New Legislative Map That Won’t Pack Black Voters Into Certain Districts | Atlanta Black Star

Facebook0Twitter0MailAssociated Press , Atlanta Black Star Photo illustration by Tracy Ma. Source photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via Library of Congress. Featured Image WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court […]

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Stacey Abrams eyeing Senate, governor campaigns | Politico MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Stacey Abrams said Monday that she is considering running for a Georgia Senate seat in 2020 or governor again in 2022 — and possibly even for president.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Stacey Abrams said Monday that she is considering running for a Georgia Senate seat in 2020 or governor again in 2022 — and possibly even for president.

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(1990) Bush Vetoes Civil Rights Bill | The Washington Post

Facebook0Twitter0MailAnn Devroy , The Washington Post President Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office. In a three-page veto message to Congress, Bush said that “despite the use of the term ‘civil rights,’ ” the legislation “actually […]

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Deval Patrick to Announce He Will Not Run for President in 2020 | The New York Times Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

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Scott suspends Broward’s controversial election chief before she can quit early | Politico

Facebook0Twitter0MailMarc Caputo , Politico Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes explains to the canvassing board the discrepancy in vote counts during the hand count at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Featured Image MIAMI — Before she could retire […]

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