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"Folks talking about my voice can step right off," tweeted the Democratic New York lawmaker.
The 2020 presidential candidate announced her stance Friday at a conference with a civil rights group.
The rising Democratic star lost the controversial 2018 election by a very narrow margin amid allegations of voter suppression.
Candidates and likely candidates fan out in South Carolina, New York City and D.C. to seek the African-American support that can seal a nomination.
The three media titans fanned the flames of racial animosity in the city for personal gain.
Some have given their lives and others dedicated their lives to try to make Dr. King's dream a reality, and now they have added to that mission by preserving the legacy of President Obama.
As communities of color and the poor continue to suffer the most from harsh police tactics, disproportionate summonses, arrests, tougher sentences and more, we need to know precisely where the candidates stand on these issues.
As they make their case to the country and battle it out over a host of issues, one key area they must -- must -- address is race and criminal justice reform. In fact, it needs to be the center of the presidential debate.
If we really want to know where the GOP Presidential nominee stands when it comes to issues impacting the Black community, we need just look at his past. There's nothing new here -- just the same old Trump and his biased actions and biased track record.
Two years after the tragic deaths of Garner and Brown, I am just as determined as I was when I stood over their caskets and when I eulogized them three weeks apart. True reform will be the only thing that will protect unarmed citizens and the police as well.
Cases against police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray were dropped last week but that went largely unnoticed by delegates gathered at the convention. Our task must be to not only highlight abuses, but to also solve these issues with new legislation.
It is possible to grieve for police brutality victims and grieve for officers. And yes, it is possible to hold law enforcement accountable, while praising the good work that many of them do day in and day out.
We must recognize the work and sacrifice of those that came before Hillary Clinton. My mind instinctively goes back to 1972, when Shirley Chisholm became the first African American to run for President. I witnessed firsthand the sexism, racism and humiliation she endured from all angles.
This is precisely what terrorists, extremists and groups like ISIS want -- division. We cannot succumb to such fear and disunity; we must remain vigilant in our will to stop any and all acts of terrorism, and denounce both homophobia and Islamophobia. This is a moment where we are being tested, and we cannot fail by answering hate with more hatred.
I was blessed to have been on several continents with him, and whether it was the Caribbean, Africa, the United States or elsewhere, he loved people -- and they loved him. He would be running into crowds, signing autographs, kissing babies, giving hugs and taking pictures.
Because much of this daily tragedy is occurring in Black neighborhoods with Black victims, as the Times' study so accurately highlights, there is no national outrage. Instead, we have a candidate running for the highest office in the land who is ok with having more guns everywhere, and who is ok with using coded language about entire groups of people.
A federal grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott, on several charges including violating civil rights laws. During that same week, FBI director James Comey came out with more shocking statements claiming videos are somehow stifling police officers from doing their job.