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The GOP Hires Black Suicide Squad to Save it from Trump

Ashley Bell,  Elroy Sailor,​ Shannon Reeves and Telly Lovelace  By Jason Johnson Suicide Squad was a pretty terrible movie that a whole lot of people saw. A group of criminals, thugs and psychopaths are brought together by shadowy government operative Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) to take on the jobs that no one else would ever take. Dirty jobs. Dangerous jobs. Jobs where your chance of survival is ...

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Bipartisan Backlash for Trump for Criticizing Muslim Father

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned why mourning mother Ghazala Khan stayed silent during her husband' ...

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Courts in 3 States Block GOP Effort to Restrict Voting Rights

CHICAGO (AP) — Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights — blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings Friday came as the 2016 election moves into its final phase, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Cli ...

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Announces Annual Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will welcome over 10,000 attendees at its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for September 14 – 18, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The ALC is the premier conference of its kind nationwide, offering more than 70 forums on public policy issues facing African Americans. Honorary c ...

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Donna Brazile visits DNC Black Caucus

Ayana Jones, phillytrib.com On a day when she was announced as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile chose to spend the morning in a caucus of Black Democrats in Center City. Brazile, campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 run for president, has emerged again as a key figure after outgoing DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz decided to step down at the end of this week’s conven ...

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Looking to Build Base, Democrats Court Those Aggrieved by Donald Trump

The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem preceded the roll call vote in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Photo credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times) By Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times One after another, they have streamed across the stage of the Democratic National Convention, sharing their stories of being insulted, cheated or otherwise wronged by Donald J. Trump: The widow of an Army sergeant, who said she ...

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Donna Brazile to Serve as Interim DNC Chair Through Election

After the emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked over the weekend, it has been announced that Donna Brazile, Vice Chair for the DNC, will act as interim chair through the election. The DNC email leak revealed that the current chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had unfairly criticized and spoke out against the Bernie Sanders campaign. The DNC, and most importantly the chair of the DNC, is su ...

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Nick Cannon Leads BLM Protest Outside RNC Accusing Both Parties of ‘taking our votes for granted’

The grio On Monday, Nick Cannon led a Black Lives Matter protest outside of the Republican National Convention and spoke out against both the Republican and Democratic party for failing to listen seriously to black Americans. “We want to be respected. We want to feel safe. We want the American Dream,” Cannon said. “You are messing with our peace of mind. We can’t operate as Americans when we can’t walk outs ...

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Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week's stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested." With five Dallas police officers dead at the hands of a sniper and two black men dead at the hands of police, Obama appe ...

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Cory Booker Sort of Confirms VP Vetting By Clinton Campaign

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gave an open-ended response to questions about whether he is being vetted as a potential vice presidential nominee by the Hillary Clinton campaign in an interview with CNN. The freshman senator was asked by CNN’s Brianna Keilar whether he was being vetted and responded by deferring to the Clinton camp. “I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the woma ...

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