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Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response to Trump's State of the Union

"I plan to deliver a vision for prosperity and equality, where everyone in our nation has a voice and where each of those voices is heard," Abrams said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday afternoon that Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address next week.

"She is just a great spokesperson, Schumer said. "She is an incredible leader."

"I plan to deliver a vision for prosperity and equality, where everyone in our nation has a voice and where each of those voices is heard," Abrams said.

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Progressive Black Woman Defeats Middle of the Road Incumbent White Male Democrat

Ayanna Pressley is likely to become the first Black woman to be elected to Congress in Massachusetts' history.

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In a wave of unprecedented primary wins by diverse, younger and progressive candidates, before the Nov. 6 election, a Black woman is set to make history as the first to be elected to U.S. Congress in Massachusetts.

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First Congo Church Vows to Stop Calling The Police On Black People

Are we being punk'd, and can they stop calling their church First Congo?

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In an odd attempt at solidarity, First Congregational Church located in Oakland, Calif., and also known "First Congo Church" *side eye* has vowed to stop calling the cops on Black people.

The church's leader, Nichola Torbett, stated: "One of the things that gets lost in Christianity in this country often is how Jesus was positioned in the society that he lived in. He was part of an occupied nation, a colonized people. A brown-skinned man, who was surveilled, targeted, harassed, finally arrested, beaten, and killed by state forces."

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