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  • Monday, 04 November 2019 21:32
  • Blue Telusma

Is presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation preventing him from having a real chance with Black voters? South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn thinks so. On Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bashasked the lawmaker if he thought the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s being gay is why he’s been polling so low among in South Carolina ahead of its “First in the South” 2020 Democratic primary and he answered honestly. READ MORE: Exclusive: Buttigieg on Byron Allen’s Comcast case — ‘It matters who’s running the DOJ’ Clyburn, 79, who serves as House Majority Whip, said he and older African American voters had a “generational” issue supporting an openly gay candidate, and that there was “no question” that Buttigieg’s lack of popularity with older Black people in the state was a direct reflection of those biases.

  • Monday, 04 November 2019 18:54
  • Associated Press

San Francisco Mayor London Breed gestures while speaking at the annual Women In Construction Expo in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday’s ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city’s homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in the national spotlight.

  • Sunday, 03 November 2019 20:03
  • Amanda Washington

50 Cent thegrio.com50 Cent thegrio.comMogul 50 Cent took his talents to DC to advocate for diversity in entertainment and advocate for the Starz network. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Rapper and TV mogul, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is taking a dive into politics. 50 Cent was seen on Capitol Hill Wednesday meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers to advocate for diversity and representation in the entertainment business, according to The Hill.

  • Saturday, 02 November 2019 14:10
  • Shawn Grant

Mississippi State Capitol building in downtown Jackson, MS (Adobe Stock). A federal judge ruled Friday not to block Mississippi’s two-step process for electing statewide officeholders, which was enacted during the Jim Crow era. The two-step process was created after the Reconstruction era in efforts to make sure white people were able to remain in power in the state’s government.

  • Friday, 01 November 2019 21:41
  • ERT and JULIE PACE Associated Press

Beto O'Rourke thegrio.comBeto O'Rourke thegrio.comBeto O'Rourke speaks onstage at Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on February 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate race.

  • Friday, 01 November 2019 20:23
  • Blue Telusma

Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

  • Friday, 01 November 2019 19:58
  • Blue Telusma

Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTomi Lahren (L), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Getty) This year conservative commentator Tomi Lahren got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as someone who she considers terrifying: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Fox Nation host insists the costume makes sense because the freshman lawmaker is “the thing that scares her most.” To look like the New York congresswoman, Lahren slapped on a brown wig and large dark-rimmed glasses.

  • Thursday, 31 October 2019 17:38
  • Lolia Briggs

This week, media mogul, Byron Allen, broke the internet with a viral interview on The Breakfast Club. The CEO of Entertainment Studios dropped numerous gems for success and told his incredible story of building an empire from his kitchen table. That hard work has paid off, as this Tuesday, Allen was inducted into the 2019 Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Allen doesn’t mince words: Black people may have been “blackballed” from the day they were born, but they can still succeed. He tells young entrepreneurs not to be afraid to speak out and dream big. “You cannot live in fear. You were born Blackballed.

  • Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:04
  • Associated Press

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest, make the California senator the most prominent candidate so far to announce a major campaign restructuring. Harris’ campaign turned to history to make the case that in order to win the leadoff caucuses, candidates sometimes have to overhaul their operations. “Plenty of winning primary campaigns, like John Kerry’s in 2004 and John McCain’s in 2008, have had to make tough choices on their way to the nomination, and this is no different,” her campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, wrote in a memo to staff that was shared by the campaign Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:51
  • TheGrio

(Getty Images) Today on the popular morning radio show The Breakfast Club, media mogul Byron Allen sounded the alarm on an attack of the Civil Rights Act of 1866–the original civil rights act, which protected newly freed slaves by ensuring fair government and commercial contracting.  Allen, who is CEO of Entertainment Studios (parent company of The Weather Channel and theGrio), recently sued Comcast in a $20B civil rights lawsuit.

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