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Americans Deserve the Truth, Transparency and Sessions’ Resignation

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Washington, DC — The new revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled the public regarding his contact with Russian officials is the latest example of why Americans have a growing distrust for government. The Democracy Initiative, a coalition of 58 organizations representing 30 million members nationwide, calls on the President and Congress to take immediate […]

RACIST OR NOT RACIST? Michele Bachmann & Steve King Show Their True Racist Colors Talking About President Obama and Black Farmers

Private Prisons Back Trump and Could See Big Payoffs With New Policies

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Fredreka Schouten , USA TODAY – Private prison companies, which stand to make big gains under President Trump’s tough new immigration orders, also have contributed big sums to pro-Trump groups, including the organization that raised a record $100 million for his inauguration last month. GEO Group, one of the nation’s largest for-profit prison operators, donated […]

New Annie E. Casey Foundation Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children with Incarcerated Parents

With Endorsements by U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, Jon Ossoff Announces Congressional Bid in Georgia

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Atlanta, GA — Democrat Jon Ossoff announced recently that he will seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the expected Sixth Congressional District Special Election this spring. Ossoff has been endorsed by U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson and has lined up more than $250,000 in financial commitments from supporters. A Georgia […]

What Has Obamacare Done For The Nation?

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These infographics highlight findings of “Obamacare Reduces Racial Disparities in Coverage” and the blog post “Obamacare Delivers Health Insurance to Low-Income Whites.” To share on your social media networks, right-click on the images to save them on your computer. Thank you for spreading the word about how important the Affordable Care Act is for everyone!

US elections 2012: tensions over race likely to suppress black vote

Black Pastors Urge U.S. Senate to Confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions

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Washington, DC – Today, at a news conference on Capitol Hill, black pastors from Alabama and several other states spoke out in a show of support for President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The news conference was a coalition effort between the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Family Research Council’s Watchmen […]

Bullying Weakens our Democracy

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By Shirley Franklin, former Atlanta Mayor – Dan Rather supposedly posted the following regarding Donald Trump’s distracting reaction to the Broadway play Hamilton cast member response to Mike Pence who attended a recent performance. “Bullies are often thin-skinned, quick to overreact when challenged, and undone when people are no longer afraid to speak truth to […]

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Who Moved The Norman Rockwell Painting In The Oval Office?

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By Abigail Rockwell, jazz singer & granddaughter of Norman Rockwell – A painting by Norman Rockwell was moved in the Oval Office for the first meeting between President Obama and Mr. Trump so it would hang over Mr. Trump’s shoulder. In the painting the torch of the Statue of Liberty is being repaired by five […]

African American Voters Have Had More Than “Enough” Of Trump’s Divisive Rhetoric

Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save the World Tuesday Night

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By Charles D. Ellison – With dust settling on the biggest political upset in U.S. history, the hazy day after is an atom-bomb-drop mess of circular firing squads, blame games and armchair quarterbacking analysis of what just happened. And while the top line analysis pretty much points to white America’s collective anti-black streak as the […]

Religious Right Stands By Their Man Trump Despite His Constant Displays of Racism, Sexism, Misogyny

Delta Research and Educational Foundation Conducts Survey on Black Women and the Vote

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Washington, DC- The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), a non-profit organization committed to empowering African American women and their families, recently conducted a research project on civic engagement and the Black woman’s vote. The survey was conducted among a national pool of women and men to understand their level of engagement in the election […]

Black, White and Blue: A Spotlight on Race in America