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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 22:18
  • Tiffany Cross

On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses presidential candidate, Cory Booker’s tax cut plan; members of the Congressional Black Caucus propose pell grant for prisoners and Tiffany’s take on President Donald Trump targeting congresswoman Ilhan Omar. For all the latest political news that matters to our community, watch new episodes of DC360 on […]

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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 20:54
  • Ny Magee

Kim Foxx, the Illinois State’s Attorney for Cook County, announced that her office is set to expunge thousands of misdemeanor cannabis convictions in the coming months.

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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 19:55
  • Melanie Eversley

A secret recording of South Bend, Ind., police making racist comments could become a focal point in a bid by Mayor Pete Buttigieg to win the Democratic nomination for next year’s White House race. The South Bend Common Council is pushing to have the tapes made public and an Indiana judge could rule soon on whether […]

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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 17:58
  • Melanie Eversley

  Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has announced he’s entering the White House race, making him the first Republican to go up against President Trump in the 2020 contest. While Trump wants to “Make America Great Again,” according to the campaign slogan that has come to be associated with the far right, Weld says “America […]

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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 15:10
  • Melanie Eversley

  U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, is raising funds for her reelection to a degree that outpaces many members of her delegation, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting. According to a campaign finance report filed Monday by Omar’s staff with the Federal Election […]

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  • Monday, 15 April 2019 13:00
  • Kwynn Riley

Kwyn Townsend Riley is a BYP100 organizer and a queer, Black womxn from the Southside of Chicago who believes it's time for the residents of her hometown to look past Lori Lightfoot’s sexuality and focus on her politics instead.

The post OPINION: It’s time to look past Chicago Mayor elect Lori Lightfoot’s sexuality and take a take a long, hard stare into her politics appeared first on theGrio.

  • Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:38
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Rep. Ilhan Omar says there’s been increased death threats against her since President Donald Trump tweeted out a 911 video infused with Omar’s image. –Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar blasts critics who slammed her for watered-down description of 911 attacks– “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my […]

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