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  • Monday, 29 April 2019 19:44
  • Natasha S. Alford

According to Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has home training. At least that’s what was suggested after Buttigieg rode the subway and asked to bless the food before eating during lunch with Rev. Sharpton in Harlem. The Sylvia’s soul food lunch tradition is one that Rev. Sharpton has done with everyone from then-candidate President Barack Obama to Sen. Kamala Harris back in February. READ MORE: Kamala Harris meets up with Al Sharpton in Harlem to discuss criminal justice reform .@TheRevAl tells @PeteButtigieg he's the first candidate to have taken the train up to Harlem to visit him at Sylvia's, and the first to seek a blessing of the meal.

  • Monday, 29 April 2019 19:35
  • TheGrio

Alicia Garza thegrio.comAlicia Garza thegrio.comLAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:45
  • Shawn Grant

Judge Damon Keith thegrio.comJudge Damon Keith thegrio.comDamon Keith, Senior Judge for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was a respected leader in the civil rights fight throught his career. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas)

  • Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:09
  • Shawn Grant

The family and legal counsel for Stephen Taubert, who threatened the lives of President Barack Obama and Rep. Maxine Waters, among others, has asked for leniency and requested home detention and probation as his sentence. Taubert, 61, was found guilty in March of targeting prominent Black Democratic leaders because of their race. In response, his family insists that he merely “likes to provoke” and cite the First Amendment as protection of what have been deemed crimes.space“>  Syrcause.com reports that Taubert does not have a history of violence, and those who are hoping he receives a lighter sentence want the threats to be viewed as just words and not actual plans to harm.

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

Ayanna Pressley thegrio.com AP
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.

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