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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

Here’s the big problem for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He will either win outright or make a powerful second place showing in both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary on February 1. Why is that a problem? Simple: The wins will mean next to nothing. The two states are two of the whitest states in the country. Democratic voters in both states have a contrarian, quasi-populist streak. They have a history of thumbing their noses at traditional Democratic
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John Lennon Defends/Defines use of N word

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! 5-year-old: Can we buy that? Me: It’s too expensive 5: Use your credit card. Then it’s free Guess who’s never getting her own credit card – Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 15, 2016 I just had foot surgery &
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Ex-Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Execution of Troy Davis

In five short months, Loehmann was deemed “emotionally unstable” and unfit for service as a… More…
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Bill Dant at the Oregon Black Political Convention

Although a grand jury declined to indict the two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty wasn’t exactly acting like a someone who had suffered a major legal failure. At a press conference on Monday, McGinty made no secret of the fact that he agreed with the decision, admitting that he had recommended to the grand jury that it not indict officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. The prosecutor had already
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