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The Memphis City Council has begun accepting applications for the council seats left vacant with the departure of District 6 Councilman Edmund Ford, Jr. and Super District 8 Position 2 Councilman Janice Fullilove. Prospective candidates can come to the Council office located at 125 N Main, Ste. 514, to pick...
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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...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has named three Cabinet members and six senior staffers for his new administration, including investment company chairman Stuart McWhorter as finance commissioner. The list released Tuesday unveils the first wave of picks by Lee, the Franklin GOP businessman now...
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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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMfCx45F6s By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, and he thinks the Republican he's trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about...
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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 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...
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Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams says she can’t win the Georgia governor’s race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. Her speech Friday effectively puts a stop to the contest. The final result had been in doubt for 10 days after the election. Abrams made her announcement just after 5 p.m....