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Senate Filibuster’s Racist Past Fuels Arguments For Its End
April 12, 2021
Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden's agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. ... read more »
Heather Hutt is Top Vote Getter in CA Democratic Party Delegate Election
March 25, 2021
On Sunday, March 21, the Democratic Caucus met to decide which of three Dems they would be supporting for the special election for the 54th Assembly District seat.  Heather Hutt, former California Statewide Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned more votes than any other candidate in the California Democratic Party endorsement delegate vote for the upcoming May 18 special election for the 54th Assembly District seat. ... read more »
Ed Buck is in Jail and Now the Culture Vultures are Circling
December 10, 2020
It took almost three years, but Ed Buck is finally sitting in a jail charged with nine federal counts–including that he supplied the crystal meth that caused two overdose deaths and that he engaged in a pattern of soliciting Black men to consume drugs that he provided. ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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