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Senator Kamala Harris at Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem on Thursday. Some Democratic presidential candidates, including Ms. Harris, have expressed support for overtly race-conscious legislation.

2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparations

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times — From the very first day of the 2020 presidential race, when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts blamed “generations of discrimination” for black families earning far less than white households, Democratic hopefuls have broadly emphasized racial justice and closing the wealth gap in their policy platforms. But in recent weeks, some candidates have started embracing specific goals and overtly race-conscious legislation that…

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Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris listen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 2018

Beyond the Rising Tide: Reparations for Slavery Have to Be More Than a Symbol

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Briahna Gray, The Intercept  — WHEN HIP-HOP radio host Charlamagne tha God asked Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris if they had a “specific agenda” for black Americans on his show, “The Breakfast Club,” earlier this month, it was clear that neither did. “I have a specific agenda for the American people,” started Booker. But for Charlamagne, and many other black Americans, a generalized American agenda isn’t a substitute for…

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris

We’ve got two well-qualified black candidates in the field — and I might not vote for either of them. Here’s why.

By Commentaries/Opinions

By D. Watkins — Back in 2008 America successfully elected its first black president, and we could possibly get another in 2020. (OK, I’m not holding my breath or anything.) There are two well-qualified and well-respected African-American candidates running at the time I write this: Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. Becoming a black U.S. senator in America is almost impossible — there have…

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris calls for marijuana legalization: ‘I think it gives a lot of people joy’

By News & Current Affairs

By Katie Galioto, Politico — Sen. Kamala Harris called for the legalization of marijuana at a federal level in a Monday morning interview, making her the latest 2020 contender to weigh in on an issue that has become front-and-center as the presidential campaign season begins. “Half my family’s from Jamaica,” the California Democrat said, laughing when asked to respond to those who think she’s opposed to legalizing recreational use of…

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Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren

Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren the Black Vote & Reparations – Election 2020

By Editors' Choice, Video/Audio
 Video Description This video was originally published February 2, 2019 by ToneTalks. Attorney Antonio Moore has guest Economist Sandy Darity and Political Commentator Yvette Carnell to discuss several recent changes in the 2020 Democratic presidential field. They discuss the recent announcement by Cory Booker that he will run for president in 2020. The new information that has come out about Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, and the plans being proposed...
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How Cory Booker’s “Baby Bond” Proposal Could Transform the Reparations Debate

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker — Cory Booker, one of a half-dozen Democrats routinely mentioned as a Presidential contender, is a man of singularly intense enthusiasms. He is a vegan and, after a Rhodes Scholarship and finishing Yale Law, he famously moved into the Brick Towers housing project in the central ward of Newark, from which he would, before his thirtieth birthday, launch a political career, winning a seat on…

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Nobody would mistake Cory Booker for a radical.

Cory Booker’s Big New Policy Idea Isn’t Reparations, but It’s the Closest a Presidential Candidate Is Going to Get

By News & Current Affairs

By Jordan Weissmann — Sen. Cory Booker did not come out and propose reparations for black Americans this week. But the policy idea he rolled out on Monday might be the closest thing that we can expect to see from a serious presidential contender going into 2020. The senator from New Jersey, who is gearing up for a White House run, plans to introduce legislation soon that would create a “baby bond”…

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CBCF Gears Up For 48th Annual Legislative Conference, Welcomes Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris As Co-Chairs

CBCF Welcomes Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris As Co-Chairs

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CBCF Gears Up For 48th Annual Legislative Conference, Welcomes Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris As Co-Chairs WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today, for the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) — will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for September 12-16, 2018. Historically, co-chairs have been…

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Kamala Harris (Left), Cory Booker (Right)

Black top and mid-level staffers are hard to find among Democratic Senators even in states with large black populations

By News & Current Affairs

By Frederick H. Lowe — U.S. Senators who represent states with significant black populations have people of color in top and mid-level positions but not many African Americans, according to a report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C. -based non-partisan public policy organization. Of the 147 top-level positions held by Democrats in the U.S. Senate, only three are held by blacks, representing 2 percent…

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