Black political contractors say Democrats ‘take us for granted’

While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Obama, black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending. Among $514 million that Democrats spent on political consultants during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, only $8.7 million (just 1.7 percent) went to minorities, according to a June…

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Local representatives take part in congressional sit-in

LOS ANGELES — Some Southland legislators were among dozens of Democrats taking part in a sit-in at the House of Representatives June 22, bringing congressional activity to a halt while they demanded a vote on a gun-control measure in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. “The American people are sick of silence,”…

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Sanders campaigns hard for California’s minority vote

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said a vast majority of Americans, specifically African Americans and other minorities, have an enormous amount of mistrust of the police. “Our goal is to make police departments serve the people and not intimidate the people,” said Sanders during a Wednesday afternoon press interview with California Black Media. With the…

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