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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press with additional reporting by Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender JACKSON, Miss.  — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American...
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Rapper Meek Mill is in the New York Times this week with a powerful op-ed on criminal justice reform. If you remember, in November 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the Philly native to two to four years–claiming he violated his probation. Upon his early release in April 2018, he has led...
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By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first and only black Republican woman in Congress delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with African-Americans in her first remarks since her midterm defeat. Mia Love was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams for...
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Undated photo of Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr.; Protestors carry a sign reading “Justice for E.J.” during a protest at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 (Emantic Bradford, Sr. via AP; AP Photo/Kim Chandler) Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a...
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The 2018 Midterm Elections are two weeks in the rearview mirror. A record turnout of voters nationwide gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democratic Party, while the GOP will narrowly retain control of the Senate. How narrow that margin is will be settled next Tuesday, Nov....
Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party. In an interview with HuffPost, Fudge called out what she considered Pelosi’s...
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By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham -...
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By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for...
(YouTube) A Black, conservative group is protesting a recent decision by the Detroit Board of Education to reconsider naming a high school for Ben Carson. The group, known as Project 21, said the move to look for a new name is a “purely political act which willfully ignores the accomplishments and charitable acts...