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Kamala Harris Pays a Visit to Al Sharpton | The New Yorker

Eric Lach, The New Yorker Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty. Featured Image announcing her Presidential campaign, last month, Kamala Harris, the California senator, has held a rally in California, a CNN town-hall event in Iowa, and a non-CNN town-hall event in New Hampshire. On Thursday, she had lunch in Harlem. Harris, who hopes to become the first black female President, was there to meet with the Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil-rights activist and cable-news host, at Sylvia’s, the soul-food institution on Malcolm X Boulevard. Harris and Sharpton shared a table near a window. Outside, a few dozen members of […]

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Kamala Harris Is Accused of Lying About Listening to Tupac. Here’s What Happened. | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times began as a lighthearted moment. Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and former prosecutor who announced her presidential candidacy last month, revealed on a popular radio show this week that she had smoked marijuana during her college years at Howard University in Washington. But after a viral tweet ignited backlash from marijuana activists and conservatives, Ms. Harris faces accusations that she fabricated parts of her story. In the midst of answering simultaneous questions about what music she listens to, she appeared to some to say she listened to rap artists like Tupac and […]

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Lorraine Morton, Evanston’s first black mayor, remembered as trailblazer, history maker | ABC7 Chicago

Karen Jordan, ABC7 Chicago , Ill. (WLS) — Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton is gone, but not forgotten. Morton lived a purpose-driven life, accomplishing many firsts. She made Evanston her home after graduating Northwestern University and became the first educator of color to teach in a public school there. Over the years, she went from principal, to alderman, to being elected the city’s first African American mayor in 1993. “She was the mayor for the city of Evanston. Not just a black mayor,” said Delores Holmes, a former Evanston alderman. Holmes had known Morton long before they worked together on […]

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder to decide on 2020 bid in a few weeks | PBS News Hour

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press, PBS News Hour Photo: Chris Graythe (Getty Images). Featured Image MOINES, Iowa — Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said Tuesday he is in the final stages of deciding whether to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and plans to decide in about a month. “I’m going to sit down with my family very soon and decide whether this is something we’re going to seek,” Holder told reporters after headlining a voting rights forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Holder met privately with Democratic legislative leaders to discuss voting rights and legislative redistricting, key […]

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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.

Michael Harriot, The Root 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 that we bring you the story of Chelsea Janes, the reporter who managed to inadvertently place herself in the crosshairs of the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. while simultaneously proving that news outlets need more black journalists. Janes, a reporter who knows more stuff about […]

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