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A New Kind of Mayor:
East Orange, New Jersey's Lester Taylor

by Zerlina Maxwell

Just outside of New York City lies East Orange, New Jersey, a densely populated city of less than four square miles that is… Read More

Marion Barry Tells White People to Be More Open-Minded, Endorses Black Mayor of D.C.

Marion Barry to D.C. Whites: Be More Open-Minded

by Slate

Never one to shy away from controversy, while supporting Mayor Vince Gray, Marion Barry called out White voters for being close-minded. Read More

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Nina Turner Fights for Voter Rights

by Alisha Tillery

Senator Nina Turner wants to show her state and the country her leadership through the ballot box. The fiery and hands-on Ohio Democrat… Read More

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by The Grio

A bipartisan group of senators ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise that would extend jobless benefits… Read More

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The Honorable Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba… Read More

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by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD

In President Obama’s last Read More

Barack Obama warns Uganda's Museveni over anti-gay bill

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by #teamEBONY

President Barack Obama has warned Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate relations… Read More

Why the Republican Push for Black Voters Is (Mostly) Doomed to Fail

Black Voters Will Not be Swayed by Republican Push

by The Atlantic

The GOP has a new strategy for turning African Americans into Republicans. Mostly, it focuses on proving that some African Americans… Read More

President Obama to launch major new effort to help young minority men

President Obama to Launch "My Brother's Keeper"

by The Washington Post

President Obama will launch a significant new effort Thursday to bolster the lives of young minority men, seeking to use the power… Read More

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A Call to Action

by Michael H. Cottman

For President Barack Obama, a father with two daughters, preparing African-American students for the academic future is one of his top priorities—and… Read More

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