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She is the first Black woman Virginia has ever elected to Congress.
After four days, the anti-Kevin contingent was down to six holdouts.
Republican Byron Donalds and Democrat Hakeem Jeffries are the first Black people in history to be nominated to lead their party in Congress.
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore and expand provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act gutted by two Supreme Court decisions.
Politics are not immune to pettiness. Hillary Clinton's endorsement of Shontel Brown for Ohio Congress was effectively a snub of Nina Turner, the loyal adviser to Bernie Sanders, who Clinton once said: "nobody likes."
Black voices on social media sounded off over the measure, which seemed purely performative at best especially since there's been little effort made to financially compensate the descendants of chattel slavery in the form of reparations.
The visit comes amidst another push for meaningful law enforcement reform as The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act stalls in the Senate.
Civil rights leaders and justice organizations urged the Senate to vote in favor of the bill to ensure that voting power would be afforded to residents of D.C., which has a large Black population.
Extremists left violent messages for Waters, calling her a "n----r b---h," and also threatened to kill her with an assault rifle.
The fight to increase the minimum wage is a racial and gender justice issue as a large majority of essential and tipped workers are Black women.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments on Thursday, following a contentious battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
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