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    By Julianne Malveaux At this writing, Megyn Kelly is off the air at NBC. After her horridly vapid statement saying she didn’t see anything wrong with blackface, she apologized the next day and even invited journalist Roland Martin on to take her to school. Roland did a brilliant job in explaining the history of blackface ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Direct voter action these days depends a lot on the demographic. To the millennials – an age group that hardly ever picks up their phone –  it could mean texting for democracy. For some, it may mean picking up signs in protest. For others, it could be pursuing a party delegate to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Between all the pros and the cons, the slew of statewide ballot propositions should give voters enough reading material to keep them busy from now until the November 6 election. On Saturday, October 6, for those that haven’t had time to wade through the state ballot propositions, they can still catch up ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Two senators – Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sen. Kamala Harris of California will serve as honorary co-chairs for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc.’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference scheduled Sept. 12 through Sept. 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. It will ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Wildly outspent by a billionaire challenger and the daughter of a former Florida Governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 39, shocked the political establishment to win the gubernatorial primary in Florida on August 28.  Gillum defeated former Congresswoman Gwen Graham 34-31 percent to win the Democratic nomination. He will now ...
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    Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes honored Ipyani Lockert of Fontana as the 2018 Man of the Year. The Man of the Year award recognizes the accomplishments and service of a distinguished man in the 47th Assembly District for their dedication to improving the lives of others. Ipyani Lockert was selected as one of 25 finalists of exceptional ...
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    The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has announced the election of Dr. Shirley N. Weber (AD 79) as the incoming Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.  Assemblymember Weber has been a champion for education and civil rights.  This year, Dr. Weber authored two Caucus priority bills Assembly Bill 2635 regarding properly funding underperforming students, ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire I am no fan of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the mononymous diva who dominates the airwaves whenever she wants to. Her new book, “Unhinged,” which I won’t read, is billed as a tell-all on “45’s” White House and its shenanigans. In making the rounds, “Omierosie” (my nickname for her) has played ...
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    By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it, by unilaterally declaring that players who do not wish to stand during the national anthem, should stay in the locker room. ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote. In less than 100 days, the midterm elections that will either expand President Trump’s power or greatly restrict ...