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Democrats must ace the agenda test
August 27, 2020
In last week’s Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. ... read more »
WATCH: Cory Booker’s full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
August 20, 2020
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker addressed Democrats on Aug. 20 during the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Keisha Lance Bottoms’ full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
August 20, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed Democrats on Aug. 20 during the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
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WATCH: Michelle Obama’s full speech at the Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 1
August 20, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama addressed Democrats on Aug. 17 during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Barack Obama’s full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 3
August 19, 2020
Former President Barack Obama addressed Democrats on Aug. 19 during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Kamala Harris’ full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 3
August 19, 2020
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris addressed Democrats on Aug. 19 during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
KAMALA HARRIS’ FULL REMARKS AT THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
August 19, 2020
Greetings America. It is truly an honor to be speaking with you. That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me. Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right. Yet so many of the Black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification. ... read more »
Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks
August 10, 2020
Joe Biden’s controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. ... read more »
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NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization
July 23, 2020
The virtual march -- which will bring forward a bold National Black agenda -- will take place on August 28th, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Accompanying virtual events with music performances and keynote speakers will also take place on the nights of August 27th and 28th.   ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
Professor seeks Assembly seat after making sex assault claim
January 2, 2019
A college professor who has accused the lieutenant governor of Virginia of sexual assault announced Tuesday she is running for an open California Assembly seat being sought by a dozen mostly Democratic candidates. ... read more »
Racism’s Ongoing Devastating Impact
November 8, 2018
Racism is as real as ever and Black lives have always mattered. However, most people, including many Blacks, deny or minimize the devastating effect of racism and tend to act as though somehow, Black lives are less valuable, even less sacred than white lives. The Black Lives Matter movement has the potential for strengthening sustainable unified Black leadership which would distinguish it from the many failed attempts to build a Black united front since the civil rights era. Hopefully, it will succeed, but remaining unapologetically Black is a daunting challenge and time will tell. ... read more »
WATCH: Harris Slams Confirmation Process, Suggests Kavanaugh Would Prioritize Trump Over Americans
September 5, 2018
Senator Harris today slammed Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and suggested Kavanaugh will prioritize Trump’s agenda over Americans. ... read more / watch video »
Blacks Must Not Be Chained to Traditional Politics
July 26, 2018
Increasingly tough issues facing Blacks in the 21stcentury underscore the need for new and more effective leadership: It follows that new, client and community-oriented political and economic strategies are a must. Since partisan politics is neither designed nor particularly concerned with improving Black life, new thinking and new political alignments that better serve their interests are necessary. ... read more »
“Conscience of the Nation” Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Honored with 2018 Lifetime Legacy Award
July 5, 2018
  Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. received the highest honor presented by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) at its annual convention in Norfolk, Virginia. The legendary activist received the NNPA Lifetime Legacy Award for his decades of service as one of the country’s foremost civil rights, ... read more »
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