Politics

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

Black congresswoman from Maryland leading in race for U.S. Senate Seat

California Attorney General, also black, is leading in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate By James Wright Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, (D., Md.), is now leading in the polls in her quest to become the second black woman  in U.S. History to become  a member of the[Read More…]

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