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In the Race for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis in Early Polls
October 11, 2018
In what is expected to be a wave year for Democrats, Gillum may be a beneficiary of high turnout, which typically favors Democrats. ... read more »
Investigation into Accusations by Rep. Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Finds Charges “Unsubstantiated”
October 11, 2018
A draft report investigating the claims of Karen Monahan, who dated Ellison for three years, was obtained by The Associated Press. ... read more »
Former Florida Police Chief Guilty of Framing 3 Black Men
September 27, 2018
“Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano’s actions were intended to give his community a false sense of security and were a betrayal of his oath to protect the residents of Biscayne Park and all the people of Miami-Dade County…” — State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. ... read more »
Andrew Gillum Shocks the Political World and Sets Stage for Three Black U.S Governors
September 6, 2018
Wildly outspent by a billionaire challenger and the daughter of a former Florida Governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 39, shocked the political establishment to win the gubernatorial primary in Florida on August 28.   ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Sue Homeland Security over Targeted Surveillance
March 29, 2018
Several civil rights groups maintain that the “Race Paper,” and other documents confirm targeted surveillance on Black activists and organizers. ... read more »
New EPI Study Shows No Black Progress in 50 Years
March 15, 2018
It’s All about the Money: Stats on African American Progress are Sobering ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ New Bill Pushes Back on Money Bail
January 25, 2018
On January 18, Davis introduced the Bail Fairness Act of 2018 to alleviate some of the burdens associated with the cash bail system. ... read more »
Reality TV Moment Taints NABJ Convention
August 24, 2017
A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon ... read more »
President Obama’s Policies Still Drive Economic Growth
August 10, 2017
In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate for Blacks fell to 7.1 percent, before rising to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest jobs report. ... read more »
Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies
June 15, 2017
Former FBI Director Testifies and the GOP Sets the Bar on Donald Trump Even Lower ... read more »
Ex-N.C. Governor McCrory Blames 2016 Loss on Phantom Voter Fraud
June 8, 2017
As the demographics in America change and voter registration efforts have become more successful, Republican state legislators have focused their energy on crafting laws that would make it harder for Blacks and the poor to vote. ... read more »
President Trump Wages War on Obama’s Legacy in First 100 Days
May 18, 2017
There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on drugs. ... read more »
After Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick, Senate Republicans Confirm Gorsuch
May 2, 2017
Senate Republicans Break “Super Majority” Rule to Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Pick With the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republicans won another victory in their partisan war of obstruction against the nation’s first Black president. ... read more »
Black Caucus Analyzes Civil Rights in the Trump Era at Forum
May 2, 2017
There was no shortage of blunt talk during the panel discussion, which lasted nearly two hours. ... read more »
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