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Four Black Political Pioneers Pen Book of Their Lives | AFRO

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” (St. Martin’s Press) tracks the stories of Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, (With Veronica Chambers) in a book that is part memoir, an ode to friendship and an insider’s tome to the political landscape over the last few decades.

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NAACP Town Hall Extols the Power of the Black Woman | The Washington Informer

Stacy Brown, The Washington Informer NAACP on Tuesday hosted its first tele-town hall of 2019, and it was all about the power of women — particularly Black women. “As we celebrate Founder’s Day and also the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the things critically important with leadership is that Black women are making it clear that all issues are Black women issues,” said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “So when we lead and hold these offices, we are not only addressing things like pay disparities, but a need to have a minimum wage so that the minimum […]

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New Year Brings Hope and Pushes for Proper Implementation with First Step Act | AFRO

George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Wesley Bell laughs during his speech after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor during a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. Between jokes Bell took a serious note, stating there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Photo by Colter Peterson. Featured Image 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take away from folks supporting and opposing this bill is that it’s well […]

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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

Breanna 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 Image state of New York rang in the New Year with a brand new attorney general. Democrat Letitia James was sworn into office late Monday night during a ceremony at the state capitol in Albany and in one fell swoop made history as the state’s […]

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