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  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:02
  • Melanie Eversley

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democratic Massachusetts  Rep. Ayanna Pressley is admonishing “pundits” who have attached Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev to the push by White House hopeful Sen.

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:30
  • Melanie Eversley

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat who is one of two major Black candidates in the 2020 White House race, says he will focus on environmental justice during his campaign, CBS News is reporting.

Booker, the former mayor of Newark, unveiled specifics Friday of his “environmental justice plan” in a statement, according to CBS. In the statement, he said he would take steps to strengthen the power of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

READ MORE: EPA head on how environment affects you

“The Trump administration has gutted the EPA, rolled back clean air and clean water protections, and allowed polluters to go unchecked, causing immense harm and suffering to vulnerable communities,” Booker said.

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:12
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Anita Hill hasn’t jumped on the Joe Biden bandwagon to support his 2020 candidacy for President, and after meeting with him, she probably won’t anytime soon.

Some women of color frustrated by Biden’s presidential bid

Hill is still haunted by Biden’s handling of the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s treatment of her.

In particular, Biden, who was the chairman of the committee at the time, failed to call witnesses to testify on Hill’s behalf.

Now that Biden is running for President, he knows that his past has caught up with him.

On Thursday his team said Biden reached out to Hill in a phone call, that reportedly didn’t go over so well.

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 15:40
  • Melanie Eversley

Democratic White House frontrunner Joe Biden is focusing on winning over the Black vote in the South, The Hill is reporting. The former vice president and former U.S. senator hired Symone Sanders, a Black woman and former national press secretary for Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ previous White House campaign, as a senior adviser and […]

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  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 15:40
  • Melanie Eversley

Democratic White House frontrunner Joe Biden is focusing on winning over the Black vote and is making strategic moves to do so, The Hill is reporting.

The former vice president and former U.S. senator hired Symone Sanders, a Black woman and former national press secretary for Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ previous White House campaign, as a senior adviser and is consulting with Black lawmakers from Southern districts, The Hill reports. Biden formally announced this week that he is running in the 2020 race for president.

READ MORE: Anita Hill says Joe Biden’s apology is ‘not enough’

In his announcement video, he focused on the white supremacist marchers who paraded through Charlottesville, Va.

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:56
  • Tiffany Cross

DC360 with Tiffany Cross thegrio.com
DC360 with Tiffany Cross

In this episode of DC360, Tiffany Cross reports from Capitol Hill on Biden’s bid for 2020; new legislation to protect women with natural hair from discrimination, a lawmaker’s efforts to seal a person’s record if they have been convicted of simple possession of marijuana and how states around the country are taking steps to disenfranchise Black voters.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:21
  • Natasha S. Alford

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says it’s time to move beyond talking about the problem of Black mothers dying and make hospitals find solutions or pay up.

At the She The People conference in Houston on Wednesday, Sen. Warren rolled out a policy plan that would address the racial disparity between Black and white mothers.

“We have failed our mamas, we have failed our babies,” Sen. Warren told the crowd, eliciting loud cheers and applause.

While the United States has an exceptionally high maternal mortality rate across the board, Black women die at 3 to 4 times the rate of white women.

Black moms in our country are dying from childbirth-related causes 3-4 times more often than white moms.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:20
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, as a senior adviser for his 2020 presidential bid.

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  • Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:01
  • Darralynn Hutson

The Atlanta Police Department incident report detailing the fatal shooting of community activist, Oscar Cain, gives very little details on his murder because the police officer's body camera had been shut off.

The post Body Cam was turned off during fatal shooting of Atlanta activist, Oscar Cain appeared first on theGrio.

  • Monday, 22 April 2019 17:28
  • Melanie Eversley

  There are a number of issues that Democratic voters care about in the 2020 race for the White House, but the diversity among the candidates is not one of them, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. In the survey of 801 adults running from April 11-15, about 87 percent said race of […]

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