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Baker Kurrus, Election, Frank Scott, Little Rock, News -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor. But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking executive who may break that […]

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Africa, Election, News, robert mugabe, World, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Elections -

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a surprise address to the nation after months of silence, […]

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Ben Jealous, Election, Governor, Kamala Harris, Larry Hogan, Maryland, News, Politics -

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous, who is making a bid to be governor of Maryland has won some crucial support for his campaign, the latest has come from California Sen. Kamala Harris, according to the Washington Post, who joins a list of progressive politicians backing him. “Everyday we see the damage being done to our […]

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Election, Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, Michel Martelly, News, Port-au-Prince -

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The Haitian government is promising to hold legislative and local elections before the end of the year....

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Election, Election 2012, Ex-Cons, felons, Politics, Prison, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - One of every 13 African-Americans of voting age is disenfranchised because of laws in states that prevent current or ex-felons from voting...

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Adriano Espaillat, Charlie Rangel, Congress, Democrats, Election, Harlem, New York, Politics, Recount, Video -

VIDEO - The fate of U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel’s 21-term-career lies within a couple of cardboard boxes...

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Canton, Cherokee County, Costume, Election, Georgia, Halloween, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, News, Roger Garrison, Sheriff -

The Cherokee County Sheriff believes the photographs that recently surfaced of him wearing an Ku Klux Klan costume at an 1980s Halloween party was politically provoked...

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Barack Obama, Climate, Election, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Ice T, Politics, Presidency, Rap -

VIDEO - Ice-T appeared on the ​Today Show​ today explaining how hip hop and rap helped elect the first black president of American, Barack Obama...

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Barack Obama, Election, Mitt Romney, Politics -

Yet Friday’s disappointing jobs report -- just 69,000 jobs created in May and the unemployment ticked up to 8.2% -- changed that perception in the blink of an eye, driving home for some holdouts the very real chance that President Obama could very well lose.

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