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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 the Rev. Leah Daughtry was...

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 of the Vermont senator's most...

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 night of the Democratic National...

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, according to historians and authors...

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 summer convention. A group of women...

Clinton Wins Historic Nomination–with a Boost from Sanders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election. Delegates erupted in cheers as Clinton's primary rival,...