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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Julián Castro announces he is running for president in 2020 – live updates | CBS

Facebook0Twitter0MailED O’KEEFE, HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ, GRACE SEGERS, CBS Castro: Beowulf Sheehan. Featured Image Julián Castro, the former Obama Housing and Urban Development secretary, announced that he is running for president in 2020 Saturday, after forming a presidential exploratory committee in December. Castro is speaking in San Antonio, his hometown and the city where he served as […]

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Lauren Underwood sworn in as youngest ever black woman in Congress; Illinois’ freshmen Democrats vote Pelosi for speaker | Chicago Tribune

Facebook0Twitter0MailPatrick M. O’Connell, Chicago Tribune Photo By: R. Dione Foto (www.rdionefoto.com). Featured Image Three new Illinois Democrats were sworn into Congress on Thursday, capping a blue wave that helped the party win the U.S. House and taking their seats amid ongoing partisan wars over President Donald Trump, his policies and a federal government shutdown that […]

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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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