African Americans
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Talks With Joyner, Madison

    Today, the newly elected DNC Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where she discussed President Obama’s myriad accomplishments – accomplishments that have benefited African Americans and Americans of all backgrounds. From health care and education to fixing our nation’s economy, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz emphasized the important work that President Obama and Democrats have been doing.

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  • Democratic National Committee Releases Statements in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    "Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed civil rights and was a 'drum major' for justice; who stated that 'nonviolence is the only path to freedom' and lived that philosophy; who showed us that the way to a better future is to bring people, without regard to their skin color, into the mainstream of American life as quickly as possible; and who forged a path toward a country where people are judged on the content of their character."

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine’s Statement on Passage of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010

    As a long-time civil rights lawyer, I know that some discriminatory government policies had an adverse effect on the hopes, dreams and business prospects for many African American and other minority entrepreneurs. That is why I am so proud that Congress this week took an important step toward righting a long-standing wrong against African American farmers who experienced documented discrimination at the hands of the USDA

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