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Black Issues Addressed in Democratic Platform Document

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other minorities were well represented on the committee that drafted the Democratic Party’s platform, a groundbreaking document that will be presented at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which will be held July...

Clinton Wins Historic Nomination–with a Boost from Sanders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election. Delegates erupted in cheers as Clinton's primary rival,...

Thousands Hit Philadelphia’s Steamy Streets to Protest DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a heat wave. Throngs of clean energy...

Minority Dem Delegates Frustrated with ‘Bernie or Bust’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most...

Like a Boss: Three Black Women Hold Reins of Democratic Party

Three African-American women have been tapped to lead the Democratic Party during a critical time in the nation’s and political organization’s history. Rep. Marcia Fudge was named chair of the recently-concluded Democratic National Convention, while the Rev. Leah Daughtry was...