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Let’s be real: sometimes at the end of a long week (November flew by, but this week? Wheewww!) you need a little Friday jam to pick you up. A little inspo to power you through the last dregs of the workweek. If this is the case for you, may I present the following to crown your “rise and grind” mood board, served up…

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A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

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Even among the new Democrats, there's an uncomfortable vote looming on whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House, should lead them.

The post Incoming House members prep for do’s and don’ts on the Hill appeared first on theGrio.

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We faced big wins and losses on election night. Mayor Andrew Gillum, delivered an emotional promise to his supporters after conceding to his opponent, Ron DeSantis and reminded  Floridians that he isn’t going anywhere and the fight continues. Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, and Brian Kemp are still in a tight race. Polls have Kemp leading 51 to 48 […]

The post The Download | November 7th: Election night wins and losses + Florida approves Amendment 4 appeared first on theGrio.

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It was a win destined to go viral: Ayanna Pressley, Boston’s first black city councilor, beating out 10-time incumbent Mark Capuano in a stunning upset for the Massachusetts 7th congressional seat. Video taken of Pressley shows the moment she found out about her win—in a forest-green sheath dress, Pressley clutches…

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There might’ve been a blue surge during the 2018 midterm elections, but the “wave” Democrats were predicting turned out to be, in the words of some, decidedly pink. A record-breaking number of women ran for elected office this term and made history when at least 100 of them (at last count) won the congressional seats…

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The midterms didn’t go how many of us had hoped they would. But tonight, there’s one huge glimmer of hope, and that’s the fireball that is Ayanna Pressley. Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman-elect delivered some much-needed inspiration on election night.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent […]

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Tuesday night, Ayanna Pressley unseated longstanding incumbent Mike Capuano in Massachusetts’ Democratic primary and political insiders are still wondering how. For decades, Rep. John Lewis has been a passionate civil rights activist – a responsibility he took on well before his tenure in Congress. But last weekend the veteran Georgia lawmaker made a rare case […]

The post How the Congressional Black Caucus backed a white candidate over Ayanna Pressley and lost appeared first on theGrio.

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When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in Massachusetts , she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left.

The post Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders appeared first on theGrio.

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  Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone by defeating 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic congressional primary. Since there is currently no challenger for the November general election, Pressley is all but assured a seat in the House of Representatives. Much has been made of the fact that she would be the first Black woman […]

The post 5 Things to know about Ayanna Pressley appeared first on theGrio.

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BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman […]

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In a stunning upset against longtime incumbent Mark Capuano, Ayanna Pressley won the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 7th congressional district last night, paving her way to becoming the first black lawmaker representing the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.

The post Ayanna Pressley’s upset another win for fresh Democratic voices appeared first on theGrio.

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  Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner. Tuesday night, Pressley, the first woman of color to win a Boston City Council seat, won the Democratic primary for Congress, beating out 10-term Democrat Mike Capuano with 53 percent of the vote. It’s a race that many establishment Democrats wanted to go the other way, with black political leaders […]

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Meet Ayanna Pressley who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District and was the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council in its 100-year history.

The post Meet Ayanna Pressley, the Black woman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants us to vote for next appeared first on theGrio.

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