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Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama, has often attacked Black female elected officials, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA),…

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Being Black and Republican in the Era of Trump Presents Real Challenges

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was, particularly with President Donald Trump’s policies that have included separating children from parents; the administration’s escalating racial rhetoric; and a special counsel report that strongly suggests the nation’s commander-in-chief committed crimes that…

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Democrats Hold Hearing on White Supremacy

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Democrats June 4 grilled officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security during a hearing focusing on how the Trump administration is addressing the growing threat of violent white supremacist groups. The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing, titled “Confronting White…

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Norton’s Congressional Bill Ensures U.S. Government Includes Black and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia BREAKING NEWS — Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduces a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other minority-, and women-owned businesses when establishing advertising contracts. The bill requires all federal agencies to include…

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Michelle Obama Co-Chairs ‘When We All Vote’

By Lauren Victoria Burke When We All Vote, a non-partisan organization inspiring voter turnout in the run up to Election Day in November, is working on a National Week of Action. Former First Lady Michelle Obama is serving as a co-chair. “When We All Vote, we get new ideas and new energy. We get leaders…

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