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Anthony Brown slated to become Maryland’s first black governor

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

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

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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

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, they left out one name. Maybe because she […]

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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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North Carolina Protests Continue Against Republican Agenda to Disenfranchise Black Voters

The Republican-led North Carolina state government is doing its best to ensure that people of color, especially blacks, whose enormous turnout helped President Obama, have limited impact on elections.

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In 2012, Black Voters Surpassed White Turnout for First Time Ever

According to a new analysis, black voters surpassed white voter turnout for the first time ever. In spite of Republican attempts to suppress minority turnout, black voters actually voted at a higher rate than other groups, including whites.

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New Documentary Explores Obama’s “Complicated” Relationship with Black Community

A new documentary – “A Complicated Affair” – explores President Obama’s complex relationship with the black community, examining the widespread support and criticism he’s received from African Americans

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President Obama is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

President Barack Obama is once again Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, for ‘finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union…’ Do you agree?

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