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Film Gives Unflinching Look at Voter Suppression in U.S. | The Washington Informer

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James Wright, he U.S. political system has been partial to right-wing politicians and causes because of their use of money and organization for voter suppression, particularly against people of color, according to the gripping film “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.” Two screenings of the film were held Friday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest as a […]
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Police look into threatening letter sent to North Carolina mayor | The Hill

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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 in Charlotte, N.C., are investigating after a threatening letter was sent to numerous […]
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Adrienne Jones elected Maryland’s first African-American, female House speaker | CNN

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Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNAmber Ferguson/The Washington Post, Featured Image (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 her. “Wow, I didn’t think I […]
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Baltimore’s Mayor Resigns Over a Series of Self-Published Children’s Books | Slate

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Elliot Hannon, Slate Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016. (Patrick Semansky/AP), Featured Image 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. Scandal erupted in March when the […]
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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

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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 Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first policy rollout of her campaign for […]
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