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  • Monday, 14 October 2019 16:04
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Throngs of people descended on Atlanta and crowded the streets in celebration of their right to be who they are as part of the LGBTQ community during the 49th annual Atlanta Pride Parade. READ MORE: Billy Porter to play the Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’ live-action remake Despite the rain, there was a showing of strength in numbers with thousands participating in the inclusive gathering. Among those in attendance was former Georgia gubernatorial contender Stacey Abrams, a gay rights supporter, who served as a grand marshal. Abrams’ presence at the festival and unwavering support of gay people proves that they have become an important component of society that has some political pull and clout that could make a difference in the elections ahead.

  • Monday, 14 October 2019 15:56
  • Blue Telusma

Dwayne Johnson theGrio.comDwayne Johnson (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is gaining popularity in the polls and it appears Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is amongst her fan club. According toFox News, Saturday evening, the A-list actor tweeted about his surprising connection with Warren. READ MORE: Is Dwayne Johnson returning to his wrestling roots?

  • Saturday, 12 October 2019 14:19
  • Shawn Grant

Kamala Harris thegrio.comKamala Harris U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) takes a question during a town hall meeting. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Earlier this week a man claimed he was paid for sex by 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, he has now backtracked the statement saying he was hired for an acting role.

  • Friday, 11 October 2019 16:06
  • Blue Telusma

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a CNN debate against his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Chris O'Meara-Pool/Getty Images) Is an ElizabethWarren/Andrew Gillum ticket in the works? Based on recent reports it just might be.

  • Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:47
  • Wendy L. Wilson

One of the most refreshing aspects of President Barack Obama‘s legacy is the fact that he surrounded himself with intelligent, thoughtful women who possess some of the most strategic minds in our government’s history. No one fits that paradigm more than Obama’s former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice.  Throughout her years at the White House, Rice set the tone for national security as a serious defender of American democracy and an ardent champion of Democratic politics. In her 500-page memoir, “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For” (Simon & Schuster) the 54-year diplomat, wife, daughter, sister, and mother of two, carefully details what it was like being a Black woman working in foreign policy as well as providing insight into some of the most pivotal moments of her personal life that led up to enormous professional accomplishments.

  • Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:00
  • Natasha S. Alford

(Getty Images) This week the Supreme Court went back into session, kicking off what’s expected to be one of the most divisive and controversial terms in recent history. Everything from guns to abortion rights is on the docket, and America will get to see the impact of the addition of Trump-appointee Brett Kavanaugh. Although judges are expected to be politically impartial, Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearing after being accused of sexual assault, left him charging Democrats with unfairly going after his character.

  • Wednesday, 09 October 2019 19:32
  • Blue Telusma

Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed (WAKA-TV) Montgomery, Ala., has widely been considered the birthplace of the modern American Civil Rights movement since the bus boycott of 1955. But more than six decades after that historical event, the city has elected its first Black mayor. According to the BBC, Tuesday, county probate judge Steven Reed, beat local TV station owner David Woods during a run-off that had Reed claiming victory with a decisive majority vote of 67%.

  • Tuesday, 08 October 2019 14:10
  • Associated Press

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  • Monday, 07 October 2019 17:15
  • Blue Telusma

Rep. Ilhan Omar, who became a rising political star last year among a sweep of new lawmakers in Congress, has filed for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi, documents entered in the Hennepin County, Minn., District Court on Friday confirm. The split comes after months of allegations of an affair between the 37-year-old freshman congresswoman and Washington-based political consultant Tim Mynett. READ MORE: Woman makes salacious claim against Ilhan Omar in divorce filing According to a statement from her attorney Jaime Driggs, Omar’s marriage has “been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” and “taken a significant toll” on the family, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

  • Thursday, 03 October 2019 14:23
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Sen. Kamala Harris’ poll numbers in California have dipped significantly, placing the once leading Democratic contender behind three of her opponents. According to a new poll, Harris has lost the lead in her home state with numbers sinking to single digits, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders surpass her with a strong showing among voters in the 2020 presidential race. READ MORE: Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events CNN reports that Warren stands at 23%, with Biden at 22% and Sanders at 21%, according to the new Public Policy Institute of California poll. Harris numbers reportedly slid from 19% in July to 8%.

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