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

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New radio Spot part Of a multi-million dollar buy in Ohio, & in Partnership with AFSCME in Florida, & North Carolina Priorities USA is releasing a new African American radio ad today called “Enough” that features a litany of Donald Trump’s divisive and offensive rhetoric towards African Americans, including perpetuating the racist birther conspiracy theory […]

Extending the Legacy of the Colored Girls in This Election

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’

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By Allan Smith, BusinessInsider.com – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has brought out the firepower quickly after her crushing loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) on Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. “When you match up the record of Hillary Clinton with the record of Bernie Sanders, it simply is no comparison,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries […]

A Third-Term Democrat? Hillary Clinton Battles History

Five questions Black Voters Should Ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

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By Lauren Victoria Burke (MSNBC.com) – Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to make inroads with African-American voters. The campaign has embarked on a tour of historically black colleges and universities and has engaged with Black Lives Matter activists and activist turned mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. On the trail, Sanders has spoken candidly about discrimination against […]

Why Hillary Clinton Will do More for Black People than Obama – By Michael Eric Dyson

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 […]

Statement on President Obama’s Selection of the Honorable Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court By Melanie L. Campbell, Convener of Black Women’s Roundtable

Jewish Groups Urge Solidarity Shabbat with African Americans

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(Times of Israel) — An array of Jewish groups representing every major religious stream has declared this coming Shabbat one of solidarity with the African American community in the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina mass killing. A press release Tuesday including among its signatories representative groups of the Conservative, Reform, Orthodox and Reconstructionist streams […]

NMA president to tackle women’s health, environmental illnesses and economic relief

The Continuing Problem of Police-Black Community Relations

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By Dr. Elsie L. Scott – The recent shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year old African American male by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 focused the country’s attention on relations between African Americans and law enforcement agents once again. In the 1960s, a number of cities experienced violent uprisings that […]

The National Coalition Joins Campaign Stressing Importance of Flu Vaccinations Among African Americans @ncbcp

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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joined The Assembly of Petworth the D.C. Department of Health, and United Planning Organization to host a press conference marking National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 4-10. The press conference and a mini-free flu vaccination clinic was held at the United Planning Organization “Petey” Greene Community Service Center in […]

White House: Here’s How American Jobs Act Will Help African Americans

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By Kenneth Mallory (Politic365.com) On the heels of President Barack Obama’s speech to announce the $450 billion American Jobs Act, the White House gave specifics Friday on how the legislation would benefit African Americans, who have an unemployment rate of 16.7 percent. The roundtable with reporters included Danielle Gray, deputy director of the White House […]