Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) looks on as President Trump speaks at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press via Getty) By now, the world knows exactly how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels about the issue of reparations for slavery.
Betsy DeVos (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has reportedly been trying to block the implementation of an Obama-era law designed to help disabled minority students, for well over a year now. According toRaw Story, despite repeated efforts by supporters to force her compliance, DeVos and her team have made several attempts to stall the implementation of federal regulations created by the Obama Administration to effectively address the racial disparities that appear in special education.
Kamala Harris can’t forget the older black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state’s 2008 caucus. “I remember her saying to me, ‘They’re not going to let him win,'” Harris recalled. “She did not want to go to the caucuses. She didn’t want to be disappointed.” For Harris, it was a revealing moment, one she says illustrated the limitations many Americans, including black Americans, place on who is considered electable for the nation’s highest office. Twelve years later, with American politics roiled by issues of race and gender, it’s Harris asking Americans to expand their definition of electability once again.
California is now the first and only state that has created a law to protect natural hairstyles and outlaw racial discrimination based on ones hairstyle. A bill called The Crown Act was passed unanimously in California’s Assembly and Senate and was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) walks in the Independence, Iowa July 4th parade, while Sen. Kamala Harris greets local residents during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic July 3.
New Jersey senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, organizes the entry of a group of migrants, as they cross the United States - Mexico border to help them ask for asylum, in El Paso, Tex.
Sen. Kamala Harris (L), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images) A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Wednesday reveals that presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are tied for third place among Democrats. The poll, which was conducted days after last week’s first 2020 Democratic debates from June 28 to July 1, surveyed 460 Democrats.
Senator and Presidential Candidate, Kamala Harris has scored another endorsement from a Congressional Black Caucus member. Connecticut Democrat Jahana Hayes announced that her support will go to Harris, reported ABC News. Hayes said she was swayed by Harris’ story recounting how she was bused as a school-aged girl in Berkeley, California. Harris had divulged the information during the Democratic presidential debate. “In that moment, I knew exactly what she was talking about — she was talking about access to opportunity that would otherwise change the trajectory of her life,” Hayes said, reported ABC News. “That resonated with me. That was me.” READ MORE: Meghan McCain blasts Donald Trump Jr.
Tom Tancredo (Photo by Andrea Melendez-Pool/Getty Images) Former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo has an unorthodox suggestion for how Joe Biden could close the gap between him and Kamala Harris and it’s the latest in a line of cringeworthy utterances from the ex-lawmaker. According toMedia Matters, during a segment on Fox News’ Ingraham Angle about the former vice president’s less than stellar performance during his first debate, Tancredo gleefully joked that Biden’s would have a better chance at snagging the 2020 Democratic nomination if he announced he was transitioning to a “half-black, half-Pacific Islander” woman.