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  • Friday, 21 February 2020 18:31
  • Dawn Onley

Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeStephanie Rawlings-BlakeBALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 10: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (R) and Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis (L) listen to a question during a press conference at City Hall highlighting a Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department August 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:06
  • Dustin Seibert

democratic debatedemocratic debateLAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

  • Thursday, 20 February 2020 12:28
  • Dawn Onley

Elizabeth Warren did not come to play with Mike Bloomberg yesterday. READ MORE: George Zimmerman sues Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren over Trayvon Martin tweets As soon as the proverbial bell rang at the Las Vegas Democratic debate, the Massachusetts senator came out swinging at the billionaire former New York City mayor and she held no punches the entire night. She politely raised her hand to speak before plowing into a litany of Bloomberg’s past gender and racial offenses. “I’d like to talk about who we are running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’” Warren shot off. “And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.

  • Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:22
  • Dawn Onley

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is still holding out hope that President Donald Trump will grant him clemency like he did 11 white-collar criminals on Tuesday. Harold Gurewitz, Kilpatrick’s appeals lawyer, told The Detroit Free-Press that the White House had not contacted his office, although he added that someone from the president’s administration might instead contact the courts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also told the newspaper that it had not received word from the White House. Last month, Kilpatrick’s friend, Peter Karmanos, forwarded Trump a letter, which was authored by Kilpatrick, requesting that the president commute Kilpatrick’s sentence as time served. Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to 28 years in prison, has been locked up since his 2013 conviction on 24 criminal charges including extortion, mail fraud, and tax violations.

  • Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:44
  • Associated Press

Adobe StockAdobe StockAdobe Stock TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cannot bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Tallahassee federal judge’s preliminary injunction that the implementation of Amendment 4 — approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 to allow most felons who served their time to regain the right to vote — amounted to an unfair poll tax that would disenfranchise many of them.

  • Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:16
  • Dawn Onley

Kenan Thompson theGrio.comKenan Thompson theGrio.comLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: Kenan Thompson attends the premiere of NBC's "Bring The Funny" at Rockwell Table Stage(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson and Netflix’s Hasan Minhaj will headline this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April.

  • Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:54
  • Keyaira Kelly

Alencia Johnson is the living embodiment of her ancestor’s wildest dreams.  As a sought after political communications professional, Johnson worked with the Obama campaign and Planned Parenthood before joining Elizabeth Warren’s staff as the director of public engagement. As her career advances to new heights, humility keeps the Virginia native close to the roots that grew her passion for social justice. “My grandmother would say I am the woman that she wanted to be. And that’s someone who doesn’t necessarily ask for permission but asks for forgiveness later, that is literally who I am,” Johnson told theGrio. Her determined and unapologetic approach to her success earned her a spot on President Obama’s re-election campaign with his surrogate communications team.

  • Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:28
  • Dawn Onley

Stacey Abrams is definitely open to running alongside a Democratic presidential candidate as his or her vice president in the 2020 presidential election. In an interview Monday on ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg told Abrams that while she is not currently running for president, “a lot of people want to see you on that ticket, first as vice president,” for which Abrams responded “of course” she’d accept an offer to join one of the current Democratic contenders for office. READ MORE: Stacey Abrams confirms she’d consider being VP: ‘I will not diminish my ambition’ This represents a change from a year ago when Abrams told The Viewthat she was not interested in the VP job because “I think you don’t run for second place.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 12:12
  • Dawn Onley

Rep. Ayanna Pressley theGrio.comRep. Ayanna Pressley theGrio.comCEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - FEBRUARY 01: Rep.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 12:12
  • Dawn Onley

Rep. Ayanna Pressley theGrio.comRep. Ayanna Pressley theGrio.comCEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - FEBRUARY 01: Rep.

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