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After her son’s murder, Lucy McBath honors his legacy by running for Congress

Lucy McBath, the mother of slain teenager, Jordan Davis, killed in his car by a man who complained about “loud music,” wouldn’t let him die in vain. Since the 2012 murder, McBath has channeled her pain into activism, advocating for justice for Jordan, becoming a spokesperson for gun control, and ...

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Time’s Up organization calls for national walkout over sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

Time’s Up is putting the hammer down and called for a nationwide walkout today in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a rape attempt. “Survivors must be heard. Wear black and join the national walkout on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm ...

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Ben Jealous says if he wins MD governor’s race, he’ll train citizens on how to organize (WATCH)

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has made a promise you won’t hear most politicians make. Jealous, a former president of the NAACP, says if elected governor, he’s planning to train citizens on how to organize and advocate for social issues, even if it means putting pressure on his office. ...

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Ex-Florida police chief pleads guilty to framing Black men

In one of those developments that may not come as a surprise to activists, a former police chief in Florida is coming clean to framing Black men in unsolved cases, the Miami Herald reported. Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano once bragged to his constituents about his 100 percent ...

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Family of Botham Jean holds press conference after Dallas police officer arrested for manslaughter

The family of Botham Jean gathered on Monday in Dallas to call for clarity and demand answers in the shooting death of the 26-year-old in his own apartment by a police officer. Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was arrested on Sunday and charged with manslaughter for killing Jean last Thursday ...

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Obama tells voters to step up or ‘things can get worse’

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn’t mention President ...

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Ayanna Pressley wins Democratic primary- will become first Black congresswoman in Massachusetts

Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner. Tuesday night, Pressley, the first woman of color to win a Boston City Council seat, won the Democratic primary for Congress, beating out 10-term Democrat, Mike Capuano, with 53 percent of the vote. It’s a race that many establishment Democrats wanted to go ...

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Barack Obama to eulogize John McCain; Trump not invited to funeral

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to deliver eulogies at Sen. John McCain‘s funeral, according to CBS News. Details of the funeral are still being mapped out, but Donald Trump is not expected to be among the list of attendees or speakers. That’s hardly surprising. ...

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Omarosa continues to taunt Trump, White House on book tour

By many accounts, Donald Trump is in deep trouble with the recent decision by ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to cooperate with federal prosecutors, but that twist of events is apparently is not fazing former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who is continuing with her jabs against 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. She claims ...

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‘A man of enormous compassion’: 5 things you probably didn’t know about Kofi Annan

Saturday, it was confirmed that Kofi Annan, the first Black African to lead the United Nations, died at the age of 80. Tributes immediately flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, which followed a short and unspecified illness. The statement ...

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