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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push […]

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Hillary Clinton made history this past Tuesday after becoming the presumptive nominee for president for the Democratic Party. While Clinton’s historic achievement is noteworthy, one-time presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm’s place in history should not go unrecognized. Chisholm made history twice in her lifetime. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress, and the first […]

While most history books point to Shirley Chisholm as the first Black person to run for the office of the President of the United States, the honor actually belongs to the son of a former slave. In 1904, well before Chisholm’s campaign, George Edwin Taylor was the first Black presidential candidate. Taylor was born August […]