This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for American democracy | The Washington Post

Dana Milbank, The Washington Post Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Featured Image This is no time to be on the sidelines. Stacey Abrams: Stand up and be counted. “I do not want to serve in the Senate,” says the hugely popular former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Steve Bullock: Stand up and be counted. “My talents […]

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Police look into threatening letter sent to North Carolina mayor | The Hill

John Bowden, The Hill Vi Lyles, 68, the first black woman to serve as Charlotte’s mayor, referenced her experience growing up in the segregated South during a city council vote on a resolution condemning President Trump’s “racist and xenophobic comments.” (Travis Dove/For The Washington Post). Featured Image Police in Charlotte, N.C., are investigating after a […]

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Kamala Harris proposes $100 billion plan for black homeownership | Politico

David Siders, Politico “A typical black family has just $10 of wealth for every $100 held by a white family,” Sen. Kamala Harris said. | David J. Phillip/AP Photo. Featured Image Kamala Harris, calling on the nation to “deal with the racial wealth gap,” on Saturday proposed a $100 billion federal program to help black […]

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Adrienne Jones elected Maryland’s first African-American, female House speaker | CNN

Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNAmber Ferguson/The Washington Post, Featured Image Washington (CNN) A Maryland lawmaker made history on Wednesday when she became the first woman and first African-American elected as the state’s House speaker. Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously voted as speaker after the two Democratic candidates who were vying for the job stepped aside to nominate […]

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Baltimore’s Mayor Resigns Over a Series of Self-Published Children’s Books | Slate

Elliot Hannon, Slate Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016. (Patrick Semansky/AP), Featured Image Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s bizarre tenure in office came to an end Thursday, when she resigned amid a cloud of scandal and scrutiny over, of all things, a self-published series of children’s books. […]

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Michael Brown’s Mother Loses City Council Race in Ferguson, Where Her Son Was Killed by Police | The New York Times

John Eligon, The New York Times Lesley McSpadden Getty Images, Featured Image Nearly five years ago, Lesley McSpadden appeared distraught before the world after finding out that a grand jury had declined to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in the fatal shooting of her teenage son, Michael Brown, who was black. She […]

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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris in Houston on Saturday, where she unveiled early portions of her first policy rollout, a federal investment in teacher pay.CreditCreditLarry W Smith/EPA, via Shutterstock, Featured Image Senator Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first […]

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