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…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

Thousands of protesters force cancellation of Trump rally in Chicago

by Frederick H. Lowe Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters forced the candidate who is seeking the Republican nomination for president to cancel a rally Friday night in Chicago. The rally was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the University of Illinois Pavilion, but protesters begin showing up as early as 2 p.m. to protest the appearance of Trump, who has encouraged[Read More…]

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.[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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