Tag Archives: Politics

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

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Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama ‘Muslim’ Rumors

Presidential hopeful talks 'the issues' with Tom Joyner, Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, and Roland Martin

Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, Sybil Wilkes, and Roland Martin joined Tom Joyner to talk issues…

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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the audience during the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

[WATCH] President Obama Closes Out CBC Week With Rousing Speech Honoring Black Women

"All of us are the beneficiaries of strong black women."

The president acknowledged black women at the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

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CBCF Conference: Day 2 Recap – African American Inclusion in Tech and Black Lives Matter

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next two days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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CBCF Conference: Day 1 – Diversity in Tech and Black Female Voting Power

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next three days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

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Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders and young…

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Donald Trump to Speak with Black Business Owners in South Carolina

Other speakers include Karen Finney, senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and legislators are expected to attend the event, as…

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President Obama Seals Iran Deal with Maryland Senator’s Vote

Ten Democratic 'hold outs' remain, as White House pushes for more support

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal today, sealing a…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

Take a look at women's equality in 2015, 95 years after they won the right to vote

It’s Women’s Equality Day. Take a look at women in politics in 2015.

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Black Church Leaders Embark on Israel Visit

Iran deal among issues part of efforts by COGIC leaders

According to reports, Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left…

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case

Wife mentioned in indictment, and son faces charges in separate but related case

Prosecutors say Chaka Fattah used funds from federal grants and donations to pay off a…

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Jimmy Carter Announces He Has Advanced Cancer

President Obama offers well wishes, says 'We are rooting for you'

Former president Carter announced cancer has spread and, although type has not been disclosed, there’s…

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Hillary Clinton Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Activists question Clinton about her stance on the war on drugs and the violence that has been perpetuated against communities of color

Hillary Clinton meets with Black Lives Matter activists after her campaign event in New Hampshire…

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Bernie Sanders Names Young, Black Organizer as Campaign Press Secretary

Symone Sanders will help with the campaign's support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Sen. Bernie Sanders adds young criminal justice advocate and supporter of the Black Lives Matter…

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President Obama holding a koala before the G20 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nov. 15, 2014

[PHOTOS] The Best of President Obama’s Travels Around the World

White House photographer highlights President Obama's travels around the world

Whitehouse photographer highlights President Obama’s travels around the world.

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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