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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.  The […]

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Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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Georgia makes history: has largest number of black women on single ballot

In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot. 

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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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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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Rutgers takes back invitation for paralyzed football player to speak at commencement

On Saturday, Eric LeGrand got wonderful news. Rutgers University, his alma mater wanted him to give this year’s commencement speech later this month. The decision came after former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice announced that she would not be giving the speech, after a wave of protests from faculty and students at the school. It […]

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Report: in response to minority growth, whites becoming more conservative

Research supports the notion that by the year 2050, the nation will exist in its most diverse form ever. Whites will no longer be the majority, and according to a study conducted by the Associated for Psychological Science, the more fearful white Americans are of losing their majority status, the more conservative they become. 

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Richard Sherman won’t shut up. The star cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks has become one of the NFL most recognizable and talked about athletes, an especially remarkable feat given the anonymity of wearing a helmet each week for work and the lack of attention Sherman’s team receives. Although he does have an […]

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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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