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    Like a Boss: Three Black Women Hold Reins of Democratic Party

    Three African-American women have been tapped to lead the Democratic Party during a critical time in the nation’s and political organization’s history. Rep. Marcia Fudge was named chair of the recently-concluded Democratic National Convention, while...

    Black Issues Addressed in Democratic Platform Document

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other minorities were well represented on the committee that drafted the Democratic Party’s platform, a groundbreaking document that will be presented at the 2016 Democratic National Convention,...

    Obama Boosts Clinton; Trump Talks Emails and Russia

    Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now...

    Slaves Built the White House, Say Obama and Historians

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention that the White House she and President Barack Obama have lived in since 2009 was built by slaves. Mrs. Obama is right,...

    Rep. Elijah Cummings and Ben Jealous Take Opening Evening DNC Stage

    (Updated 7/25/2016) PHILADELPHIA –Three prominent Marylanders -- former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer -- each preached party unity as featured speakers on the first...

    Thousands Hit Philadelphia’s Steamy Streets to Protest DNC

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a...

    Clinton, Dems Put Gun Control at Center of Convention Stage

    With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their...

    Minority Dem Delegates Frustrated with ‘Bernie or Bust’

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal...

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