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4:17 AM / Sunday July 5, 2020

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Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake,…

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Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

July 2, 2020

By AARON MORRISON NEW YORK (AP) — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. The…

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Access to ballot, seal of democracy’s covenant, under attack

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a voter casts their ballot at a polling station inside the Brooklyn Museum as early voting continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo: John Minchillo, File) By Michael Tackett ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The ballot is deployed to replace the bullet, to decide…

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Biden’s VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, from left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, watches as then-candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. Biden’s search for a running mate is…

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Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims

June 11, 2020

In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in-voting. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) By Brian…

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Working The Polls

June 5, 2020

From voters trying to find a place to put their mail-in ballots to voters trying to find the right place to vote, the Pennsylvania primary allowed Philadelphians to get their exercise on Tuesday. By Denise Clay If you hung around long enough at the George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science in North…

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The Very First Memorial Day

May 29, 2020

The tradition of Memorial Day began on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina. In the midst of ruins and at the war’s end, 10,000 African American former slaves and some White Union army allies inaugurated Decoration Day in an extraordinary parade on the Planters’ Race Course (a horse track). Some 260 Union soldiers had…

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2020 Primary Election: “At a glance” voters guide

May 29, 2020

SUN NOTE: Pennsylvania primary is happening June 2. 190 polling places will be set up around the city to vote in person *Mail in ballots must have postmark date of June 2, 2020 to be counted by June 9. Candidates for President of the United States — Democratic Party Joe Biden Website: www.joebiden.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/joebiden…

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Ready or Not… Here It Comes…

May 29, 2020

The first Pennsylvania primary with a vote by mail option is happening on Tuesday. And the kinks aren’t entirely worked out. By Denise Clay On the Wednesday before Election Day, Danyl Patterson, a candidate running for the Democratic nomination for the 190th District, was doing a Facebook Live near the Octavius V Catto statue on…

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