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Most blacks are voting against Donald Trump and not for her
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Survey: More Blacks Are Voting Against Trump Than Are Voting for Clinton

By Frederick H. Lowe Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive a lot of  black votes in Tuesday’s national election, but a number of black voters are expected to hold their noses when they cast their ballots for the former U.S. Secretary of State who has called some African Americans “superpredators.”  Former President Bill Clinton’s tough on crime bill also sent thousands […]

President Barack Obama  admits he made a major mistake in Libya after the overthrow of Gaffadi
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Obama Presidential Library set for Chicago’s South Side

By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side as the site for President Obama’s presidential library, according to numerous unconfirmed press reports. An official announcement is expected today. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library in Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago, where President Obama […]

Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate
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Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate

He belongs to a mostly black church, but he supports job-killing trade deals By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. Va.), who has been selected by Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a member of a predominately black Catholic church in Richmond, Va., but he also supported fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership, an international trade […]

Donald Trump, the GOP's candidate for the President
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Trump says he is the “Law & Order” candidate

Trade deals and immigration have done in black workers, he says. Others agree.   By Frederick H. Lowe Donald Trump, who took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty of New York’s Central Park Five, following  a 1989 rape conviction of which they were later acquitted, on Thursday night accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President, declaring several […]

A federal jury in Philadelphia  today convicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. He faces 20 years in prison.
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Fattah resigns from Congress

Follow-up U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Sr. (D., Pa.) on Thursday resigned from Congress, two days after a federal jury convicted him on all counts for his involvement in a RICO (The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) conspiracy in a public corruption case. The 59-year-old Fattah, who was elected to office in 1994, representing Pennsylvania’s second Congressional District, resigned from […]

A federal jury in Philadelphia  today convicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. He faces 20 years in prison.
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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe and Burney Simpson Like son, like father. A federal jury on Tuesday convicted longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)  of bribery, mail fraud and 27 other charges that could lead him to join his son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., in prison where he is currently serving a five year sentence for fraud and tax charges. The […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Marshall Hatch talk to reporters on the sidewalk outside of Jones' home. Hatch recently met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about police killings of African Americans.
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National Black Political Convention opens today in Gary, Ind.

By Frederick H. Lowe The National Black Political Convention opens today in Gary, Ind., with dual goals of informing African Americans about pressing issues in addition to developing a black agenda for both major political parties that will hold their respective conventions in July. The convention, which will be held in the 6,000-seat Genesis Convention Center, is scheduled to open […]

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris wins California U.S. Senate primary

Harris is on track to become the second black woman in the U.S. Senate By Frederick H. Lowe California Attorney General Kamala Harris moved a step closer to becoming the second black woman to take a seat in the U.S. Senate after Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois. Harris led all candidates in Tuesday’s primary, including U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who […]

National Black Political Convention opens next Thursday
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National Black Political Convention opens next Thursday

by Frederick H. Lowe The National Policy Alliance, an organization that represents black federal, state and locally elected officials, will host a National Black Political Convention June 9-11 in Gary, Ind., the site of the first convention in 1972. Linda Haithcox Taylor, NPA executive director, said attendees will focus on seven issues of concern to African Americans that NPA will […]