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Congress Chaka Fattah loses re-election bid.
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Incumbent Congressman loses

by Frederick H. Lowe and Burney Simpson Incumbent Congressman Chaka Fattah, a leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, lost his bid for re-election in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary on Tuesday after being indicted last year on corruption charges. Fattah, who represented the 2nd Congressional District in Philadelphia, was defeated by Pennsylvania State Rep. Dwight Evans. The district includes South, North and […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders has called for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign.
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Bernie Sanders leads going into Wisconsin’s Democratic primary

By Frederick H. Lowe Bernie Sanders will go into Tuesday’s Wisconsin Democratic Primary with a lead among black voters over rival Hillary Clinton, according to Public Policy Polling. Sanders, a Democratic Socialist from Vermont, is expect to win 51 percent of the black vote to Clinton’s 40 percent. Nine percent of black voters are undecided. Many prominent African Americans voiced […]

Color of Change wants Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee to change
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Color of Change wants Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee to change

Frederick H. Lowe Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, is in the midst of a national campaign to force the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee to sever corporate ties with a lobbyist for the private prison industry. Color of Change wants CBC PAC to reorganize its board so new board members won’t accept funds from […]

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, left, speaks after announcing he will endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Carson Endorsement of Trump May Further Lower GOP Image Among Minorities

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Dr. Ben Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president may cause only a few ripples among black voters in this year’s election but it could harm the GOP’s ongoing minority outreach, political analysts say. “I don’t think it will […]

Kim Foxx beats incumbent Anita Alvarez for Cook County, Ill., State’s Attorney
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Kim Foxx beats incumbent Anita Alvarez for Cook County, Ill., State’s Attorney

In a nationally watched contest, Kim Foxx, who was seeking the Democratic nomination for Cook County State’s Attorney against two-term incumbent Anita Alvarez, soundly defeated Alvarez Tuesday night in Chicago. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Foxx captured nearly 58 percent of the vote to Alvarez’s 29 percent. Challenger Donna More was a distant third with 13 percent of […]

The late Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry
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Strong Opposition to renaming high school after Marion S. Barry

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The possible renaming of Ballou Senior High School in South East’s Ward 8 of Washington, DC, to Marion S. Barry Senior High School has drawn some strong reactions from community members and alumni of the institution. The D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion […]

Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder.  He says Hillary Clinton will need every black vote to get to the White House
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First elected black governor says the black vote is Clinton’s only hope to win presidency

  By Joey Matthews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the nation’s first elected African-American governor and one-time Democratic presidential candidate, issued a cautionary warning to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign prior to a talk and book-signing event at his alma mater, Virginia Union University. […]

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is one of a few Black women mayors in the U. S. PHOTO: Roy Lewis/Trice Edney News Wire
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Report: black women underrepresented in public office

  By James Wright   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) —Despite the high-profiled black women office holders like D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) and the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, black women hold few elected positions, particularly in statewide offices, according to a new report. The […]