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Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she’ll file lawsuit
November 17, 2018
Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia’s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for “gross mismanagement” of a bitterly fought election. ... read more »
Thurmond Wins Historic Race for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction
November 17, 2018
Pledges to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is the projected winner of the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction election. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 16, 2018
“In order for our country to fully take advantage of these opportunities, it is imperative that people with strong backgrounds relevant to the countries they will serve are appointed to be ambassadors, especially to sensitive countries such as South Africa, where less than 70 years ago, the United States refused to stand with the rest of the world in opposing the Apartheid regime established there. South Africa is a key strategic partner and a key ally on the continent and I look forward to continuing our work to build capacity there.” ... read more »
Jefferson County, Alabama Elects Its First Black Sheriff
November 15, 2018
Democrat Mark Pettway defeated longtime Republican incumbent Mike Hale, making Pettway the first African-American sheriff in the county whose largest city is Birmingham. Website Tags and Keywords: Mark Pettway, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Sheriff, Birmingham Alabama, Stacy M. Brown, body cameras, dash cameras, accountability, teaching inmates skills, gap between law enforcement and the community, Andrew Wyatt, federal consent decree. ... read more »
Media Calls Out Trump for Insults to Black Reporters 
November 15, 2018
“Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African-Americans? Why do I have my highest poll numbers,” was a defensive question posed by President Donald Trump, last week where he recently called out a black reporter during a press conference for being racist. ... read more »
Jordan Davis’ Mom Lucy McBath Wins Close Congressional Race
November 15, 2018
Underdog gun control advocate Lucy McBath won a Georgia House Seat against GOP incumbent Karen Handel. Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in last year’s special election. On Wednesday, November 8 midday, McBath declared victory in the very tight race. Handel did not concede until Thursday morning.  ... read more »
Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides to Make It 
November 15, 2018
“…what happened in Georgia wasn’t just about job titles. This was about the misinformation that Stacey’s opponent peddled throughout the campaign and how he took advantage of his taxpayer-funded position to help run his campaign.”  ... read more »
Judge Orders Georgia to Protect Provisional Ballots in Abrams-Kemp Race 
November 15, 2018
A federal judge has ordered Georgia take steps to ensure provisional ballots aren’t improperly rejected and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor.  ... read more »
Florida Election Recount Continues Amid Tensions, Litigation 
November 15, 2018
Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation  ... read more »
Voters Validate Butts’ Vision for Inglewood 
November 8, 2018
Incumbent Mayor James Butts of Inglewood led early on the race for the growing city’s mayor, not in the least bit affected by a strong campaign to oust him. ... read more »
African Americans Win Throughout California 
November 8, 2018
Dems took over the House, but not the Senate. California has a new governor, according to LA vote, as of press time, Tony Thurmond will lead public instruction and rent control laws will remain as they are:  just some of the highlights of the country’s midterm election November 6. ... read more »
Show of Solidarity in Aftermath of Hate 
November 8, 2018
In a moving and emphatic show of solidarity after the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, hundreds of people from across Los Angeles County gathered on Nov. 1, for an interfaith worship service at the First AME Church, and sang and prayed together for hope, healing, courage and perseverance.  ... read more »
Dems Dominate The U.S. House of Representatives With A ‘Blue Wave,’ But Republicans Still Control the Senate  
November 8, 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, voters headed to their local polling places to elect their U.S. House representatives and Senate leaders during the long a waited 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
Camille Cosby: Vote for Justice, Equality and Democracy
November 5, 2018
My husband, Bill Cosby, was recently victimized by a malicious District Attorney and an equally vicious judge. This is not the first time that my husband has been persecuted by corrupt and self-serving politicians. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Bill Cosby, along with hundreds of other people, was secretly and illegally harassed by a President of the United States. ... read more »
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