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  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:31
  • Jasmine Hardy

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Houston city council member Amanda Edwards is on a mission to become the next Democratic U.S. Senator from Texas, replacing Republican incumbent Sen.John Cornyn. But she’s also vying to become the state’s first Black woman to hold the post. “Many people think that Texas is just simply this vast red state that has no hope for a Democrat like me,” Edwards reveals during an interview with theGrio. “But the truth is, actually, Texas is changing, is changing quickly.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 15:37
  • TheGrio

Cory BookerCory BookerDemocratic presidential contender Cory Booker speaks at a round table discussion on issues impacting black men on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at his campaign headquarters in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) It was announced on Monday morning that Democratic New Jersey Sen.

  • Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:41
  • Ronda Racha Penrice

Michael Bloomberg Stacey AbramsMichael Bloomberg Stacey AbramsDemocratic presidential nominee candidate Michael Bloomberg made his first appearance in Georgia at an event organized by Stacey Abrams. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Alberto E.

  • Friday, 10 January 2020 17:12
  • Ryann Richardson

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Miss Black America Ryann Richardson with presidential candidate and former mayor Pete Buttigieg.

  • Thursday, 09 January 2020 22:46
  • theGrio

Lawyer, nonprofit leader, and activist Mondaire Jones is in the running to become the next Democrat to represent New York state’s 17th Congressional District. Jones — who grew up in Rockland County, about 30 minutes north of New York City —  is very proud to be running a campaign in his area and determined to create policies that will benefit the community. If elected, he will be the first openly Black gay Congressman. READ MORE: Julian Castro’s exit is latest blow to diversity of 2020 presidential candidate fieldhttps://mondaireforcongress.com/During an interview with theGrio, Jones, a Democrat, revealed that because he was Black, gay, and from a low-income household, he never thought he would make it to the House of Representatives.

  • Thursday, 09 January 2020 22:46
  • theGrio

Lawyer, nonprofit leader, and activist Mondaire Jones is in the running to become the next Democrat to represent New York state’s 17th Congressional District. Jones — who grew up in Rockland County, about 30 minutes north of New York City —  is very proud to be running a campaign in his area and determined to create policies that will benefit the community. If elected, he will be the first openly Black gay Congressman. READ MORE: Julian Castro’s exit is latest blow to diversity of 2020 presidential candidate fieldhttps://mondaireforcongress.com/During an interview with theGrio, Jones, a Democrat, revealed that because he was Black, gay, and from a low-income household, he never thought he would make it to the House of Representatives.

  • Thursday, 09 January 2020 16:16
  • Dawn Onley

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants people of color to also benefit from the recreational adult-use marijuana industry. On Monday, Lightfoot said up to $15 million that is generated by tax-increment financing could serve as seed money for Black and brown Chicago residents to learn the business and “buy into” a city plan to open a “cooperative cultivation center,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Most importantly, the money could help minorities overcome their largest hurdle to getting involved in the industry: capital.

  • Thursday, 09 January 2020 12:49
  • Dawn Onley

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Andrew Yang wants LeBron James to be a part of the Yang Gang. When TMZ Sports asked Yang who’d he choose from the NBA to be his running mate, he wasted no time before saying he’d go with the King himself. READ MORE: LeBron James dons ‘Beto for Senate’ hat before Lakers game in San Antonio “I’d have to go with LeBron James,” Yang told TMZ.

  • Wednesday, 08 January 2020 15:14
  • Associated Press

Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gives a sign during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By STEVE PEOPLES and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party’s presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party’s chances in premier House, Senate and governors’ races.

  • Tuesday, 07 January 2020 13:40
  • Associated Press

Julian CastroJulian CastroMIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 26: (L-R) Former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen.

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