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THE TRUTH BEHIND THE “BLACK EXODUS” AT THE RNC

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African-American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the Black media, as proof that the party remains devoted to diversity. Lovelace said that the top Black staffers who left ...

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Carson warns GOP of ‘absolute destruction’ if Trump is denied nomination

By NICK GASS  - POLITICO If Republican establishment forces conspire to deny Donald Trump the party's nomination, they will risk "absolute destruction" in November, Ben Carson said Monday. "If there are shenanigans, if it’s not straightforward, all of those millions of people that Donald Trump has brought into the arena are not going to stay there, and the Republicans are going to lose and it’s going to be ...

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Ras Baraka to Keynote 34 Annual Conference of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida

On April 1-3, 2016, the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida will host its 34th Annual Conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” says Henry Crespo Sr., president of the DBCF. The theme this year is “Speak to Our Issues,” and it is signif ...

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Donald Trump Refuses to Disavow Support from David Duke, Ex Head of KKK

by Adam Rosenberg (Mashable) Trump got his weekend off to a golden start when he re-tweeted a quote widely attributed to Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism. Now he's refusing to cast aside campaign support from none other than David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. "I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists," an apparently con ...

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Florida State Senator Arthenia Joyner Named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL)

TALLAHASSEE – State Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) was recently named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). This prestigious award is given to a deserving legislator who has led passage of legislation or action that has positive impacts on the African American community “It’s a highlight of my legislative career to receive this honor,” said Senator Joyner. “N ...

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Ben Carson Fundraiser in Jax!

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in North Florida on Monday, February 8th for a breakfast fundraiser for his campaign. Dr. Carson and his wife Candy met with supporters from Duval and St. Johns counties in the home of Dr. Darrin and Sue Willingham. Dr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, author and philanthropist, is running for President of the United States at the request of millions of Am ...

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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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