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Black Democrats: ‘Choose a sister’
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Black Democrats: ‘Choose a sister’
Black political activists say Biden must choose a black woman as a running mate if he is to capitalize on support from Democrats’ most loyal base in the November presidential election.
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Hub votes cleave along race and class lines
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Hub votes cleave along race and class lines
Biden’s upset victory in Boston — by a razor-thin margin of 56 votes in the Election Department’s unofficial results — cut largely along race and class lines in the city.
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Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
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Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding information from the Justice Department about actions that Trump administration officials took last year to reduce the penalties against two large banks that sold faulty mortgages to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Protestors call on Puerto Rico governor to resign
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Protestors call on Puerto Rico governor to resign
At demonstrations in Puerto Rico and U.S. cities including Boston, protestors called on Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign.
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Activists protest against detention centers
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Activists protest against detention centers
More than 1,000 protestors marched last Tuesday from the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston to the South Bay House of Correction in a demonstration against the United States government’s detention of immigrants in facilities at the U.S. border with Mexico and across the country.
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Reversing census undercount in Indian Country
Fear, distrust and even anger at the federal government are among the obstacles the 2020 Census must overcome to reach an accurate count, especially of immigrants and communities of color, most experts agree.
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Andrew Gillum aims to change Florida’s political landscape
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Andrew Gillum aims to change Florida’s political landscape
Andrew Gillum is now on a crusade to register a million voters to deliver Florida to national and statewide Democrats.
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Are TSA scanners discriminating against black women?
Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It’s called a hair pat-down.
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White supremacist and neo-Nazi videos take root on YouTube
In his 74-page manifesto, Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, lays out a hyper-extreme worldview animated by racist and fascist thought.
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House Chair Maxine Waters leads charge to return consumer protection to CFPB
Maxine Waters is seeking to reinstate protections against predatory lending and other measures gutted from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Trump administration.
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Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
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Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
The scene hardly had the look of history being made. On an Election Day with low turnout, the voting booths stood empty. Outside, the surrounding blocks in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood were mostly quiet except for the sound of the bitterly cold wind.
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Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
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Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
For government workers who have gone five weeks without pay, the effects of the shutdown and Trump’s threat to force another Feb. 5 have created an atmosphere of instability, according to U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who met with furloughed government workers Saturday.
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