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NJ Gov Christie Campaigns For CA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Whitman

Second Black Man Found Dead in Major Democratic Contributor's Home

Ed Buck is not currently under investigation for either death.

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Cornel West to Activists, Immigrants: Let's Dump The Democratic Party

“If a class-conscious multi-racial party attuned to anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and anti-militaristic issues and grounded in ecological commitments can reconfigure our citizenship, maybe our decaying democracy has a chance.”

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4 Key Takeaways From Bernie Sanders' Post-Election Interview

From his thoughts on Donald Trump to his ambitions for 2020, the former Democratic presidential candidate is as straight-forward as ever in a new interview with The Associated Press.

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Black NJ Politicians Condemn 'Blatant Racism' of Local Republican Mailer

“The not so subtle message is that Newark and its suburbs are all that White voters fear in a community: Black, Latino, Poor, Dangerous, and Blighted,” reads a statement cosigned by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others.

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Leaked 2015 Dem Party Memo Warns Candidates Against Supporting Black Lives Matter Policies

“We deserve to be heard, not handled,” said Black Lives Matter in response. 

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#DemsInPhilly: Multiracial Crowd Celebrates Sanders Campaign at 'Black Men for Bernie' Action

The group lead an event honoring the underdog Democratic presidential candidate and the progressive ideas he promoted on the campaign trail.

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#DemsInPhilly: Bernie Sanders' Supporters Explain Why They're Standing by Their Man

Between the Vermont senator’s equality-espousing platform and the party’s apparent bias against him, these supporters say they have good reason to stick by a candidate who has already endorsed his opponent.

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President Obama Slams Donald Trump Over Sultry Slow Jams on 'The Tonight Show'

Obama also discussed leaving office and the 2016 election with host Jimmy Fallon during his “Tonight Show” appearance.

Joe Biden Will Not Run for President in 2016

“Middle-Class Joe” says the window has closed on his shot at the presidency.

READ: Black Lives Matter Activists Say They Aren't Endorsing Political Candidates

The statement comes in the wake of further action in Ferguson, a year after Mike Brown’s murder, and activists’ interruption of a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle yesterday. 

People in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

The GOP has done poorly with its “minority outreach,” but Democrats aren’t doing too well, either.

Southern Dems Hope Black Voters Can Save Them

But does the president’s party deserve the support?

In Defense of Identity Politics

Ann Friedman’s full throated rejoinder to the common-good meme.