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Black Republicans Mia Love and Tim Scott make history


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm November 5, 2014 Mia Love made history by becoming the GOP’s first black female in Congress last night when she won Utah’s 4th House district. Tim Scott did too, by becoming the south’s first black Senator since Reconstruction. 

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Florida man running for office creates fake Obama endorsement letter


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am November 3, 2014 A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page. The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings. 

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40,000 registered voters absent from Georgia preliminary voter rolls

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:28 pm October 16, 2014 African Americans and Latinos were registered to vote at levels that were below those of white, so the non-profit Third Sector Development started a new initiative to get them registered. The New Georgia Project concentrated on communities of color, and registered about 80,000 new voters. But somehow, […]

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2014 sees a record number of African Americans running for Congress

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:31 pm October 9, 2014 A record number of African Americans are running for federal office this year, and unfortunately their advances have been met with increased racial polarization in politics, especially in the Deep South. There are 82 black nominees in the two major political parties running in 2014, according to […]

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Anthony Brown slated to become Maryland’s first black governor

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am June 27, 2014 Maryland has never had a black governor, but that all could change if Anthony Brown wins the election. Brown, who serves at Lt. Gov., won the gubernatorial Democratic primary. 

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Ras Baraka clinches Newark mayoral seat

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:22 am May 14, 2014 Yesterday, Ras Baraka claimed the mayoral seat of Newark, NJ. Baraka, a councilman and activist, beat law professor Shavar Jeffries for the seat left vacant by Cory Booker, who is now a senator in Washington. Baraka won 54% of the vote.

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Muriel E. Bowser defeats D.C. mayor in primary


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:13 pm April 2, 2014 Muriel E. Bowser won the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, beating incumbent Vincent C. Gray’s chance of a second term. The 41-year-old D.C. Council member came out victorious in the latest string of District elections. 

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Amara for Chicago? Candidate sets eyes on biggest seat in city

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:11 pm March 10, 2014 2015 will shape up to be a big year for Chicago. The Chicago mayor’s seat is up for grabs, and a challenger may have a chance to snatch it right from under current Mayor Rahm Emanuel. While The Chicago Reader speculated over who could challenge the mayor, […]

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Politician fakes being black to win election

Passing for black? It happens. Dave Wilson was elected the the Community College Board of Trustees in Houston after giving off the impression that he was black. Wilson beat Bruce Austin, who is black, in a tight race.

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Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday. The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

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