The Power Of 4 Black Women, And How Obama Told Them Race Didn’t Matter

Each Friday night, starting in the early-aughts, four African-American women — they called themselves “The Colored Girls” — gathered for dinner with others in Washington, D.C. What began as a respite from the political scene soon grew into a must-attend event for presidential hopefuls. Almost always White men, candidates such as Howard Dean and Tom…

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White Women, Come Get Your People

After a confirmation process where women all but slit their wrists, letting their stories of sexual trauma run like rivers of blood through the Capitol, the Senate still voted to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. With the exception of Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, all the women in the Republican conference…

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How the Suburbs Will Swing the Midterm Election

If you want to find a Republican member of Congress, head out into the country. To find a Democrat, your best shot is in a city. But to find a competitive election this fall? Head to the suburbs, where control of the House of Representatives will likely be decided. Read more at CityLab.com

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Tale of two cities laid out cold in new Chicago poll

An exclusive survey for Crain’s finds white college grads are happy with their prospects and neighborhoods, but other groups are much less so. Can a mayoral candidate pull backing from both? Read more at ChicagoBusiness.com

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Illinois Will Finally Close the Gender Wage Gap… In 2065

At an Equal Pay Day rally at the Daley Plaza yesterday, female leaders across the city highlighted the persistence of the gender wage gap in the United States. “Today is not a celebration. It’s a reminder of the work we still have to do to guarantee equal pay,” said Barbara Yong, founder of Equal Pay…

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Blacks Are No Longer America’s Most Economically Divided Racial Group

America’s income inequality is widening, and there’s one group that’s experiencing its impact more than any other: Asian-Americans. Asian-Americans have displaced blacks as the most economically divided racial group in the country, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center, which based its analysis on data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 1970…

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