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Black leaders rally around state representative after calls for resignation

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, surrounded by prominent African American leaders in the metro area, slammed Democrats in the Colorado legislature Thursday for calling on State Rep. Jovan Melton ... read more

National briefs: GOP leaders discuss resignation of Miss. lawmaker accused of hitting wife

Mississippi lawmakers called for state Rep. Douglas McLeod’s resignation amid allegations of ... Sheriff’s Department arrived at the McLeod home around 9 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call about an ... read more

Tennessee Women Are Protesting David Byrd, the Lawmaker Accused of Molesting Teen Girls

David Byrd is known around the Tennessee capitol as “Coach.” It’s a throwback to the 24 years he spent coaching the Wayne County High School girls basketball team, before he was elected state ... read more

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Coalition of Black Organizations Challenges Status Quo in Trenton

He said changing them calls ... after his November 2017 election that birthed the coalition. Haygood said about 15 community leaders joined Murphy around a long conference table, hoping to hear his ... read more


Virginia governor disavows racist photo, refuses to resign

Virginia's governor has pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Resisting widespread calls for ... read more

The Furor in Virginia Has Quieted

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax drew some resignation calls and an impeachment threat after two allegations of sexual ... s remarks on Sunday suggest that Democratic leaders are coming around to ... read more

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

The day after the election and also first day of Black ... Northam’s] resignation is the first step in that process.” The young Democrats contend its time for unity. “It’s time to work through the ... read more

Angela Davis is beloved, detested, misunderstood. What can a lifelong radical teach the resistance generation?

A year later, after ... around Israel’s treatment of Palestinians as one of apartheid rather than merely one of land or nationality. Even as Davis walked onto her Birmingham stage to a standing ... read more

Calls for Ocala mayor to resign in wake of proclamation flap

During a gathering of community leaders ... black woman, believes Guinn is getting a raw deal. "Kent Guinn has been a person that comes to the black community whenever you call him and even when you ... read more

At age 75, Angela Davis refuses to back down

Even as Davis walked onto her Birmingham stage to a standing ovation, Omar was batting off a call for her resignation from none ... and other civil rights leaders she had known in her youth. She ran ... read more

Virginia’s embattled Lt. Gov. loses four staffers

The executive branch seemed frozen in a state of suspended calamity, with its three leaders holding onto office despite widespread calls for resignation ... swung around and supported the House ... read more

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Next in Line, Draws a Spotlight

When state legislators moved to honor the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, Mr. Fairfax left the Senate dais as a form of quiet protest. And after a violent white supremacist ... read more



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