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  • 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...
  • Trump: Texas shooting about ‘mental health’ not guns

    WASHINGTON — Monday, during a joint news conference in Tokyo, President Donald Trump was asked about the mass shooting at a Texas church and put the blame squarely on mental health, not gun control. “Mental health is your problem here,” Trump insisted, saying that “preliminary reports” described the shooters as  “a very deranged individual.”...
  • 8 Survival Tips for Natural Disasters

    As we near hurricane season in the Atlantic, there should be one thing in mind and that is safety. After the devastating disaster of Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas many were in disbelief of the horrible trail that he left behind. As we still prepare for more hurricanes to...
  • State Of Emergency Declared In VA Amid White Nationalist Rally

    Virginia’s governor on Saturday declared a state of emergency after protesters and counterprotesters clashed ahead of a “Unite the Right” rally of White Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports. One person died and at  least seven people were hurt when a speeding car slammed into another car that was driving...