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Women Leaders on Sen. Harris Replacement: “One Is Not Enough, Zero Is Unacceptable.”
November 26, 2020
The California Democratic Party Black Caucus (CDP Black Caucus) joined hands with other women organizations this past weekend‌. Their goal: to turn up the pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to replace outgoing Sen. Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate.  ... read more »
Democratic Blue and Peoplehood Black: Necessary Distinctions Between People and Party
November 19, 2020
It is said that the defeat of Donald Trump signals that the country is ready for a change, but we have not been given on the nightly news, on social media or by mail, anything that resembles a comprehensive view of what the change might look like. Nor have we heard from the academy, Congress, or the corporate world anything beyond convenient confessions that Black lives do indeed matter. And the question of how that works out in public policy and social practice is still to be determined with no definite or proposed dates in sight. But we know from the ample evidence of history and the lived experience of our daily lives that whatever it means and promises for White folks and others, it will not mean or promise the same for us. ... read more »
‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
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Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges
February 7, 2020
The outcome followed months of remarkable impeachment proceedings, from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House to Mitch McConnell’s Senate, reflecting the nation’s unrelenting partisan divide three years into the Trump presidency. ... read more »
WATCH: Cory Booker Suspends His Campaign for President
January 13, 2020
Read all about it in this week’s Los Angeles Sentinel, on newsstands Thursday. ... read more / watch video »
As Opioid Crisis Hits Home, Black Media Outlets Step Up to Get Word Out
January 3, 2020
By the late 1970s, drug traffickers were shipping so much cocaine to the United States that the street price of the powdered stimulant dealers cook to make crack – the smokable rock form of the stimulant - dropped by nearly 80 percent, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). ... read more »
INTERVIEW: Protecting Democracy – An Interview with Sen. Nina Turner
November 22, 2019
“A Bernie Sanders presidency means an America where folks don’t die because they’ve got to rotate out their insulin to make sure it lasts. We are looking for an America where hospitals are not closing but are expanding services to vulnerable communities. We want a healthcare system that is not commodified. That’s it and that’s all.” — Senator Nina Turner ... read more »
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker in White House Race
November 21, 2019
The late arrivals have reignited a debate about “electability” and who can actually win in 2020. ... read more »
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It’s a Woman’s World: Black Democrats Swear In All-Women Executive Team
November 21, 2019
Four Black women took control of the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) this past weekend. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Statement from MDP Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on the passing of her husband Chairman Elijah Cummings
October 17, 2019
Chairman Cummings will always be remembered for dedicating his life's work to improving the lives of others, standing up for his community, and protecting our Democracy. ... read more »
Podcast ‘democracy-ish’ Gives Insight on Black Political Experience
September 19, 2019
The 2020 Democratic debates are stirring up the political atmosphere. Millions have tuned in to witness candidates’ viewpoints. The most recent debate happened on September 12 in Houston, Texas.  But are any candidates highlighting the Black experience? That question is answered in Touréand Danielle Moodie-Mills podcast “democracy-ish.” ... read more »
Labor Leader, Rusty Hicks Elected as CDP Chair
June 6, 2019
  Labor union leader Rusty Hicks said he is “humbled” by the outcome of the June 1 election that propelled him to the front of a group of seven candidates, ... read more »
Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Campaign Message ‘Free Money, Jobs and Technology’
April 25, 2019
The cornerstone of Yang's platform is the universal basic income (UBI). Yang describes the UBI as "a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement." Yang's UBI proposal is a payment of $1,000 per month for every adult American citizen. ... read more »
Justice, Reaffirmation and Resistance: Advancing An African American Ethical Agenda
March 14, 2019
In this era of political madness, mean-spiritedness, racial and religious scapegoating, continued and expanding police violence, obscene inequities in wealth and power, mass incarceration, extensive and needless poverty and proposals for mass deportations, immigration bans, an apartheid wall and national registries of suspected and stigmatized peoples, there is an urgent need for an African American communal voice of  moral courage, political reason, and expanded righteous and relentless resistance. In a word, there is a pressing need for an African American ethical agenda speaking to the critical issues of our times. ... read more »
Survey Shows Black Voters Support Newsom, But Not All Democratic Policies
October 12, 2018
African Americans usually vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean they are always in line with Democratic state issues. Findings from a recent poll of 1,200 African American voters conducted by Evitarus, a public opinion research firm released new data that shares insight into black voters in California. ... read more »
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