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Clinton Edges Out Sanders To Win Iowa Democratic Caucus

Democratic Presidential contenders former Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders ended the Iowa Caucuses in nearly a dead heat on Monday. But, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has confirmed that Clinton actually won the Iowa Democratic Caucus. Meanwhile, a Black political veteran in Iowa says had it not been for Blacks and Latinos, Clinton would certainly have lost given the closeness of the race. “We’ ...

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Ted Cruz Defeats Donald Trump to Win Iowa Caucus

It's official: Ted Cruz is the Republican winner of the Iowa caucus. The Associated Press called the contest, the first vote in the 2016 primaries, for Cruz on Monday evening, after he definitively defeated Donald Trumpand Marco Rubio in the polls with 28% of the vote. Cruz stressed his conservative credentials in his victory speech. "God bless the great state of Iowa," he began. "Tonight is a victory for t ...

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Black Caucus Cautious About New House Speaker

by James Wright Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have developed a wait-and-see attitude toward the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was elected by the House as the new leader of the body on Oct. 29. Norton said immediately after that she “will reach out and look forward to working with our new speaker, Paul Ryan.” “Paul is a friend who I have worked wit ...

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The next Republican debate field is set — here’s who’s in and who’s out

by Maxwell Tani Donald Trump will again be center stage at the third Republican debate — flanked by Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). CNBC, the host of the debate, announced its official lineup on Wednesday, a week before the debate is scheduled to take place. The network will air two debates: a two-hour main-stage contest at 8 p.m. ET, which will feature the top-10 candidates averaging more than ...

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Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already-powerful Black women’s vote. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, Black women had the highest turnout of any group, with 60 percent of 18- to ...

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Dark Money in Politics Threatens Black Interests

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The explosion of “dark money” spent in the political system in the United States threatens racial equity in the United States making it harder for Blacks and other minorities to gain a foothold in the middle class and fully participate in the democracy, according to a recent report by Demos, a public policy group. “Between 2007 ...

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Councilwoman Brown’s Town Hall Meeting Brings City Leaders Together in One Room

2015 Incoming City of Jacksonville District 8 Councilwoman Katrina Brown held her first Town Hall meeting, Thursday, September 3 at the Bradham-Brooks Library. At least 100 residents in District 8 came out to hear Councilwoman Brown and her colleagues discuss crime, utilities and transportation issues. Former Fire Chief Ray Alfred served as moderator for the event. Participants included Sheriff Mike William ...

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MSNBC Moves Al Sharpton To Sunday Mornings

Reverend Al Sharpton, who has hosted an early-evening program onMSNBC for four years, is moving to a once-a-week perch at the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network as it seeks to focus more intently on breaking-news coverage and less on partisan viewpoint and opinion. The last edition of Sharpton’s weekday program, “PoliticsNation,” will air Friday, September 4, according to a memo sent Wednesday evening to ...

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Judges Assigned to Rule on Makeup of Corrine Brown’s Congressional District

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief After the Florida Republican-dominated state legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge federal panel was named this week to do the job for them. Brown, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elated by the decision. “This is where we need to be,” she ...

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In Iowa, Sanders Says He Will Address Racial Divisions

Ken Thomas, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LONG GROVE, Iowa (AP) — After bounding atop a blue trailer in a community park, Bernie Sanders quickly reminded people here that Iowa had helped elect the nation’s first black president. The next step, he said, is addressing racial discrimination and the recent shootings of unarmed blacks by law enforcement. “I know that I speak for all of you that we are sick and tired of rea ...

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