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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How Saudi Arabia declared war on America’s Muslim congresswomen | Business Insider Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab.

Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab.

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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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Mississippi’s black Republicans stick with Hyde-Smith | McClatchy DC BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI African American Republicans in Mississippi are standing by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Tuesday’s Senate runoff, despite her comment expressing a willingness to attend a public hanging — a quip that’s triggered painful reminders of the state’s history of lynching blacks.

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African American Republicans in Mississippi are standing by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Tuesday’s Senate runoff, despite her comment expressing a willingness to attend a public hanging — a quip that’s triggered painful reminders of the state’s history of lynching blacks.

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Memo to black men: Stop voting Republican | Boston Globe BROTHERS, WE NEED to talk.

Facebook0Twitter0MailRENÉE GRAHAM , Boston Globe Members of the audience wait for President Donald Trump to arrive at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Featured Image In the midterm elections, about 17 percent of black men voted to give […]

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