Tag: South Carolina

Tom Steyer Spends Millions in South Carolina. Black Voters Reap the Benefit.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — While leading Democratic presidential candidates make a last-minute push in Iowa and Michael R. Bloomberg looks ahead to Super Tuesday, Tom Steyer has his eye on a different prize: South Carolina. And he’s spending millions of dollars to court the black voters who are crucial to success in the state. Mr. Steyer, […]

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Pit bull attack on 71-year-old woman may have led to discovery of dog fighting operation

× Pit bull attack on 71-year-old woman may have led to discovery of dog fighting operation YORK COUNTY, S.C. – Authorities in South Carolina say a pit bull terrier attack on Saturday may have led to the discovery of a dog fighting operation. The York County Sheriff’s Office says an elderly woman was attacked by the dog at […]

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In South Carolina, Charlamagne Checks Pete Buttigieg On The Topic Of Race

Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems like he just doesn’t feel 100 percent at ease around Black folks. That’s probably for good reason considering his track record back home in South Bend, Indiana, coupled with his extra-low polling with Black voters. MORE: Are Black Voters Turning On Biden? Bernie’s Support Surges In The Polls But whatever the […]

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Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need the money. That has triggered linguistic acrobatics as some conservative states submit lengthy, detailed proposals […]

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‘I Am Somebody’: A Landmark Documentary’s Enduring Lesson That Labor Rights Are Civil Rights

Photo: Madeline Anderson, ‘I Am Somebody’ (Icarus Films) In the spring of 1969, Coretta Scott King stood in front of a packed church in Charleston, S.C., to address a group of striking hospital workers. She wore a simple white dress and layered strands of necklaces, her pressed, shoulder-length hair nestled under a blue cap with […]

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Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns Hate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. paid a visit to Sunday services at Bethlehem Baptist Church, a large black congregation here, urging the crowd to fight back against hatred and condemning President Trump in some of his strongest language yet for heightening racial divisions in the country. “This president and his […]

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The Big Ask of Black Voters: Trust the Government

DANVILLE, Va. — Ten minutes into a small community meeting between black farmers from Southern Virginia and regional campaign staff for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, an aide took the floor. He was the only white person to speak in a room of older black voters seated in an old beauty salon. He stood, delivering […]

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Tom Steyer Picks Up 3 Black Surrogates From the Carolinas

Tom Steyer with former president of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s African American Caucus Linda Wilkins-Daniels and Johnnie Cordero, president of the Black Caucus of the South Carolina Democratic Party, at the co-moderating the “Conversation with Tom Steyer” event at Clinton College, in Rock Hill, S.C. Photo: Courtesy of the Tom Steyer Campaign Tom Steyer, […]

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