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Black Republican Rep Says Trump ‘Must Apologize’ for ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as “sh*thole countries” and asked why America can’t draw more immigrants from places like “Norway”, a predominately White country. The remarks made…

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Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Join Powerful Judiciary Committee

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) yesterday were selected to join the Senate Judiciary Committee, a very powerful committee that plays a key role in considering U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court and district court nominations. Harris replaces former Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) who resigned from…

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U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones Hires a Black Chief of Staff

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama this week hired Dana Gresham, an African-American Washington, D.C. insider, as his chief of staff. Jones, who was set to be sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 3, will be the only Democratic U.S. Senator with a black chief of staff although two Republican U.S. Senators…

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Omarosa’s Final Days at White House Full of Controversy, Accusations

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form – amidst a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying. The White House has confirmed her resignation effective Jan. 20. The official White House reason was that…

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Black Voters Push Jones to Victory in Alabama

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Alabama’s Black voters have carried the day, pulling off a stunning victory for Democrat Doug Jones in his contentious race against Republican Roy Moore, accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore, who also recently said America was last great during slavery, has…

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Wise: Trump’s Focus on Race Takes Focus Off His Policies

By Leonard Lewis IV Special from the Louisiana Weekly (TriceEdneyWire) – President Donald Trump’s political strategy really is not something new, according to anti-racism speaker Tim Wise, who recently visited New Orleans. At a public lecture at Xavier University, Wise explained how the president’s strategy is to distract his supporters from his policies by fueling…

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National Black Caucus of State Legislators Holds 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis

Hundreds of Black State Legislators from across the nation met in Indianapolis, Indiana last week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 41st Annual Conference to discuss and pass important policy resolutions on Sickle Cell Disease; Racial Disparities in School Disciplining Practices; Legislative Solutions to Address Minority Health Issues; and other areas of…

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Don’t Delay, Sign Up For Affordable Healthcare Today

By Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Chairman, Democratic Faith Working Group The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. So, time is running out. Despite what you may have heard, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land, and everyone must have health insurance…

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U.S. Rep. John Conyers Steps Down from House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Charges

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a founding member of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus and the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, stepped down from his committee post on Sunday after a number of women had charged him with sexual harassment, sparking a Congressional investigation. “After careful consideration and in…

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