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  • A letter to Black Alabama voters

    Dear Black Alabama Voters, Thank you, as usual. Despite all the terrible legislation that was specifically created to prevent you from voting, you still went out to vote AND you voted like you should in the Alabama election for the vacant U.S. Senate seat. As any intelligent, rational adult would do,...
  • Australia approves same-sex marriage

    Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to change the Marriage Act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate. The vote set off immediate celebrations in parliament, prompting cheers,...
  • Congressman John Conyers admitted to hospital

    Rep. John Conyers, who is at the center of sexual harassment claims, is in the hospital, according to an aide to Conyers. Conyers was in his home district at the time he was admitted, CNN reports, but details about his medical condition remain unclear. The politician is facing several allegations of sexual...
  • Charlotte elects FIRST African-American woman mayor

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrat Vi Lyles will be the first African American woman elected as Charlotte’s mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles defeated Republican candidate and City Councilman Kenny Smith after Smith conceded Tuesday night. Smith called Lyles shortly after 9 p.m. to concede. She will become the city’s...
  • Meghan McCain and Donna Brazile spar on The View

    Tuesday, Donna Brazile appeared on ABC’s The View and was poised to address controversy head on. During a brief but spirited interrogation by View cohost Meghan McCain – daughter of Republican Senator John McCain – the former DNC interim chair claims she asked about the origins of the now infamous ‘dirty...
  • Black journalist schools alt-right leader

    Gary Younge, just taught Richard Spencer a lesson he won’t soon forgot. This summer, the British writer traveled from Maine to Mississippi for The Guardian  in an effort to understand why why American voters had gone from choosing Barack Obama as their first black president to electing the likes of Donald Trump. During his investigation...
  • Miscarriages in Flint: ‘I Really Believe It’s the Water’

    FLINT, Mi. —  Rachel Lauren, who has three healthy children, found out she was pregnant again in September. “I was sleeping a lot, and thought, ‘Oh boy, here we go again,’” she said. “I was excited to have another baby.” Lauren told Rewire she moved to Flint in November 2013, just before...
  • Meek Mill sentenced to 2-4 years in prison

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. The sentence rounded out a roughly...
  • Texas church gunman shouldn’t have been able to buy

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — The massacre of more than two dozen churchgoers — the youngest of whom was just 18 months old — occurred amid an ongoing “domestic situation” involving the gunman and his relatives, some of whom had attended the church, law enforcement officials said Monday. Also on Monday, the Air...