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Sandra Bland Filmed Her Traffic Stop Arrest. Officials Never Told The Public.

The family of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman found hanged in a Texas jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop, is calling for her case to be reopened following the release of previously undisclosed cellphone video. Investigators discovered video of Bland’s 2015 traffic stop confrontation with a state trooper on her…

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Higher Heights and Essence Hosts Post ‘She The People Presidential Forum’ Event, ‘The Road To 2020 Powered By Black Women ‘

Eight of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls descend on Houston last week for the “She The People Presidential Forum”–the first Presidential Forum dedicated solely to issues that affect women of color. Nearly 2,000 women attended the “for us, by us” event that tackled issues such as — racial, economic, gender, and social justice. Immediately following the…

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If Democratic men really want a woman president, why not drop out?

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Other times, the nice men running for president pat you on the head and tell you that one day you might get to play second fiddle to their greatness. In a time of extreme wokeness, a bunch of men, mostly white men, populate the top tier of Democratic…

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Prominent women of color are putting 2020 candidates on the spot. Warren and Harris shined.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris received standing ovations from the audience at a forum on Wednesday dedicated to women of color — clearly emerging as favored candidates among some in an increasingly important Democratic primary voting bloc. Both lawmakers tied their policy proposals on issues including housing, criminal justice and equal pay to longstanding racial inequities, an…

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Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save the World Tuesday Night

With dust settling on the biggest political upset in U.S. history, the hazy day after is an atom-bomb-drop mess of circular firing squads, blame games and armchair-quarterbacking analysis of what just happened. And while the top-line analysis pretty much points to white America’s collective anti-black streak as the primary culprit, we are now getting a…

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Lightfoot’s win stirs hope for change in a divided Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot’s victory in the Chicago mayor’s race signaled hope among voters that the nation’s third-largest city may someday move beyond long-entrenched divides, racial and otherwise, that have left large parts of the metropolis feeling ignored by people in power. Lightfoot became the city’s first black female and first openly gay mayor…

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Lori Lightfoot’s Historic Win Invokes Trailblazer Ida B. Wells

April 2, 2019 will go down in history as a day that transformed Chicago and the nation. The city elected Lori Lightfoot, its first African American woman mayor. Not only is Lightfoot the first openly gay woman to hold the office, she is in an interracial marriage and has an adopted daughter. Lightfoot managed to…

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Black women’s groups exercising new political power going into 2020 presidential campaign

WASHINGTON – After historic midterms, when they helped Democrats recapture the House of Representatives, women of color are moving fast to leverage their newfound political clout for the 2020 presidential election. They’re hosting a presidential forum – in a bold move to get national candidates to recognize their influence – while ramping up get-out-the-vote efforts and preparing more women to run for Congress. “There’s…

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