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Civil rights Leader John Lewis Says he Never Saw Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders During Civil Rights Years

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Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ 1960s work on racial equality, saying, “I never saw him. I never met him.” The Georgia congressman — a stalwart of the Freedom Rides through the South, lunch counter sit-ins and the 1963 March on Washington — raised questions about Sanders’ involvement […]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Locked in a Race Too Close to Project

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces Lawsuit to Bring Constitutional Policing to Ferguson, Missouri

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Video by CBS News/AP. Remarks below as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch: Good afternoon and thank you all for being here. I am joined by Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division. Nearly a year ago, the Department of Justice released our findings in an investigation of the Police Department […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury’s Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson

Bernie Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem

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By Ryan Sit, Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News – Bernie Sanders broke bread with the Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday as the surging Democratic presidential candidate from Brooklyn sought to shore up support among black voters. The pair met at Sylvia’s in Harlem around 10 a.m. Sharpton hugged Sanders at the entrance to the […]

Old fight, New dance: Black Lives Matter Pole Dance Performance Video Tribute

Actress Vivica Fox Campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Voorhees College as Part of the Get Out The Vote Effort Urging Students at HBCUs

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Denmark, SC — Actress Vivica Fox educated Voorhees College students on the importance of not letting their voices or votes go unheard in the upcoming South Carolina Democratic presidential primary. “We have a very, very important election that’s going to be coming up. We need to make sure that we pay attention at all times,” […]

Hillary Clinton Discusses the Black Millenial Vote

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Win in New Hampshire Primary

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to commanding victories in a New Hampshire primary that drew a huge turnout across the state. The success by two outsider candidates dealt a remarkable rebuke to the political establishment, and all but guaranteed protracted, bruising […]

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case

Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of  Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland

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Washington, DC – Today, the Maryland state Senate successfully overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2015 veto of legislation (SB340 and HB 980) restoring voting rights to more than 40,000 Marylanders with significant majorities in the House of Delegates and Senate. Under the new law, Marylanders with felony convictions will be allowed to vote upon their release. Democracy […]

Bernie Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem

Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous Endorses Sanders

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Manchester, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Friday picked up the endorsement of former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous. “Bernie Sanders has been principled, courageous and consistent in fighting the evils that Dr. King referred to as the ‘giant triplets’ of racism, militarism and greed,” Jealous said. “Bernie Sanders has the courage to confront […]

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