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Any Questions for Elective Office Candidates?

Then come. The event will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow October 6 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach. All of the African diaspora candidates have been invited, but the only ones who agreed to come–so far–are those in the flyer. The one at the top, state Senator Bobby Powell, is currently in office. This win, on November 8, would be #3. The other two are both running for the Palm Beach County School Board. Against each other. For more information, call 561-373-6521 or send an email here. Or, just go.

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He’s Running for Elective Office. Again.

When he wins, it’ll be his third term as a state Senator. The campaign kickoff will be held at 5:30 p.m. on tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4, at the law offices of Lewis, Longman and Walker, P.A., near downtown West Palm Beach. To attend, call 561-203-9442 or send an emailĀ here. Which is required. And, to learn more about state Senator Bobby Powell, click here. He works hard. And achieves.

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Obama & Gillum: Friday!

‘Tis true: our first black president will be here on Friday to stump for our soon-to-be first black governor! Former President Barack Obama and current Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will be joined by all the power players–including U.S. Senator Bill Nelson–at noon at the Ice Palace Films Studios, 59 NW 14th Street in Miami. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must first get tickets, which are available at locations listed –all south of Palm Beach County (PBC)–from noon to 8 p.m. today and Thursday. For local PBC-related Gillum information, check in with the Mosaic Group, his local lead team, here.

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‘Existing while black’: news and satire

“Have you ever been followed in a store? Have you been pulled over for no apparent reason? Has someone called the police on you because of the color of your skin?” Those are questions the Huffington Post wants answered. The nationally known website has a category of news called ‘HuffPost Black Voices,’ which covers the national black community and has begun an #ExistingWhileBlack project that is seeking stories from black people across the country. Click here to learn more–and to send in your story. Similarly, the New York Times, believe it or not, is doing a parallel, though satirical, project: a hotline for white people to call when they “can’t cope with black people living life near them.” The hotline is a partnership between the iconic paper and comedian Niecy Nash. Watch the funny, tongue-in-cheek infomercial here.