Color of Change wants Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee to change

Frederick H. Lowe Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, is in the midst of a national campaign to force the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee to sever corporate ties with a lobbyist for the private prison industry. Color of Change wants CBC PAC to reorganize its board so new board members won’t accept funds from[Read More…]

Carson Endorsement of Trump May Further Lower GOP Image Among Minorities

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Dr. Ben Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president may cause only a few ripples among black voters in this year’s election but it could harm the GOP’s ongoing minority outreach, political analysts say. “I don’t think it will[Read More…]

Kim Foxx beats incumbent Anita Alvarez for Cook County, Ill., State’s Attorney

In a nationally watched contest, Kim Foxx, who was seeking the Democratic nomination for Cook County State’s Attorney against two-term incumbent Anita Alvarez, soundly defeated Alvarez Tuesday night in Chicago. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Foxx captured nearly 58 percent of the vote to Alvarez’s 29 percent. Challenger Donna More was a distant third with 13 percent of[Read More…]

Strong Opposition to renaming high school after Marion S. Barry

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The possible renaming of Ballou Senior High School in South East’s Ward 8 of Washington, DC, to Marion S. Barry Senior High School has drawn some strong reactions from community members and alumni of the institution. The D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion[Read More…]

Thousands of protesters force cancellation of Trump rally in Chicago

by Frederick H. Lowe Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters forced the candidate who is seeking the Republican nomination for president to cancel a rally Friday night in Chicago. The rally was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the University of Illinois Pavilion, but protesters begin showing up as early as 2 p.m. to protest the appearance of Trump, who has encouraged[Read More…]

First elected black governor says the black vote is Clinton’s only hope to win presidency

  By Joey Matthews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the nation’s first elected African-American governor and one-time Democratic presidential candidate, issued a cautionary warning to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign prior to a talk and book-signing event at his alma mater, Virginia Union University.[Read More…]

Report: black women underrepresented in public office

  By James Wright   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) —Despite the high-profiled black women office holders like D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) and the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, black women hold few elected positions, particularly in statewide offices, according to a new report. The[Read More…]

Black men need to speak out against Donald Trump

  NorthStar News Today Editorial   by Frederick H. Lowe Black men cannot stand idly by as Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, advocates shutting U.S. borders to Muslims because they may be terrorists or sympathetic terrorists groups like ISIS. Before his headline slamming Muslims, Trump went after black men, including President Barack Obama. In 1989 in New York’s[Read More…]

Black woman elected lieutenant governor in Kentucky

  Kentucky voters Tuesday elected Jenean Hampton, a Republican Tea Party candidate, lieutenant governor, making her the first  African American to win a state-wide office in the Blue Grass State. Hampton, who was Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s running mate, defeated Democratic candidate Jack Conway and his running mate, Sannie Overly, by 9% of the vote. Hampton and Bevin won 53% of the[Read More…]

Progressive group rallies state legislators

  By Burney Simpson Washington, D.C.— Several hundred progressive state legislators met here this month, brought together by a new organization that seeks to influence policy much like their conservative counterparts have done for the last several decades. The Denver-based State Innovation Exchange, calling itself SiX, is focusing on four key issues – criminal justice reform, equal pay, earned sick[Read More…]

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