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Change in the Old South: Gwinnett County Gets First Black Woman Democratic Party Chair – Black Enterprise

Change in the Old South: Gwinnett County Gets First Black Woman Democratic Party Chair – Black Enterprise

The South will rise again—but this time in a definite shade of blue rather than Confederate grey. At least that is the goal of newly-elected Democrats in Georgia. The midterm election was an exclamation point, underscoring a process of change that has been quietly underway for some time. Nationally, eyes are on Georgia, particularly Gwinnett County and the first black woman to chair the county’s Democratic party.

With a Bachelor of Political Science from Spelman College, Bianca Keaton has earned her spot at the political table. Upon graduation, she went to Washington, D.C., and served as an aide and adviser to U.S. Congressmen Robert Brady and Cedric Richmond for a combined six years. Keaton is well-versed in legislative policy, administration, and strategic planning. Her most recent political position before being voted in as Gwinnett County Democratic Chair has been assistant to Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid where she served for nearly three years.

Keaton’s position is significant for a number of reasons. Gwinnett County has been a Republican stronghold for at least the last 30 years. It’s the second-most populous county in Georgia, and prior to 2016, had not voted for a Democrat since Jimmy Carter.

However, this all began to change in 2016, when Hillary Clinton won a majority of the county’s votes. Last year, two Democrats were elected to the County Commission and the county’s legislative delegation in the state capitol shifted from being majority Republican to majority Democratic.

Gwinnett County is located in the northeast quadrant of the greater Atlanta area. With population just shy of 1 million people, it is often hailed as one of the most diverse counties in the southeast.

The most common foreign languages in Gwinnett County are Spanish (144,073 speakers), Korean (19,938 speakers), and Vietnamese (15,614 speakers), compared to other places, Gwinnett has a relatively high number of Korean (19,938 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (3,767 speakers), and Gujarati (4,802 speakers). – DataUSA.com

However, this diversity was not reflected in the county’s political leadership — prior to 2018, the  Gwinnett County Commission was all white and all Republican. Keaton, at 35-years-old, is set to play a critical role as the county’s political shift.

Change is not a scary word to Keaton. Growing up in Chicago, she struggled against poverty and uncertainty on a daily basis. She once went to 10 different schools in one year. Now, she is on a path to move Gwinnett from red to completely blue by the time of the 2020 elections.

Some of the key issues she is focused on include:

 

 

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Samara Lynn is a technology journalist, covering the industry for a decade. Her work appears in The Wirecutter, Tom’s Hardware, PC Mag, and other online outlets. She’s the author of “Windows Server 2012: Up and Running” and previously worked in the IT industry. She’s currently the digital manager at Black Enterprise.

Previous RNC Chair Michael Steele Surprised By Racist Comment From Racist At Convention of Racists

Previous RNC Chair Michael Steele Surprised By Racist Comment From Racist At Convention of Racists

Republican Politician National Committee Chairman Michael Steele listens throughout a session of the RNC Winter Fulfilling January 14, 2011 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Pundits and also politicos were surprised on Friday when a speaker for the Conservative Political Activity Seminar (CPAC) openly confessed that previous Republican politician National Board chairman Michael Steele was the Event’s token black man. Although The comment was the least racist thing you might hear at CPAC, individuals were stunned by Steele’s reaction, stage whisper among themselves:

“Wait … he didn’t recognize?”

CPAC is the biggest and most significant nationwide Klan political convention, uniting disparate entities like white people, White people, more white individuals and also Ben Carson. Basically the Republican Politician Freaknik, the meeting promotes the National Rifle Association’s mission to purchase the souls of political leaders by gathering them done in one area so the NRA can roll the wheelbarrows of cash money right into to one room.At Friday night’s Ronald Reagan supper, between programs of lettuce salad and water-marinated hen, communications director Ian Walters stated that the RNC elected Michael Steele to work as chairman from 2009-2011 “because he was a black man, which was the wrong point to do.”

There were reportedly gasps in the room, however The Hill, who reported the story, can not validate if the gasps were as a result of Walters’ comment, or due to the fact that the group was happy at the mashed potato pie being offered for dessert.Meanwhile, Steele,

that was in the space when Walters made the declaration, rested silently, ignoring to put the assurance of Ian Walters’ future ass-whipping on his mother, on whatever, and even on his grandmama’s tomb.

“I intended to talk with [CPAC chair] Matt Schlapp initially, but I think it’s shateringly silly what he said,” Steele stated. “If he feels that way I ‘d like him ahead say that to my face.”

Oh-oh. The black component is coming out of Steele! Steele will tell us how he ‘d drag Ian’s ass all over the flooring by his ponytail! Or maybe Steele is mosting likely to clarify just how white people state racist things because they don’t be afraid the prospect of being punched in the mouth, however he’s about to alter that!

“… And after that I would certainly like him to check out my document and also see what I did. I can not believe an authorities of CPAC would certainly go onstage in front of an audience as well as claim something like that. I’ve been a solid supporter of CPAC for years and I assumed they elevated them much better than that here.”

Nigga what?That’s it?When asked if

he believed Walters’remark was a sign of the state of the event, Steele stated he “was not mosting likely to job that out. “Obviously, they picked the right one.

Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof Tories have put NHS on the table in US trade talks

Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof Tories have put NHS on the table in US trade talks

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds a redacted copy of the Department for International Trade's UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group readout as he delivers a speech about the NHS, in Westminster, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 27, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Election. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will never put the NHS ‘up for sale’ (Picture: PA)

Jeremy Corbyn has produced a 451-page un-redacted government document that he claims confirms the NHS is on the table in trade talks with the US.

The Labour leader gave a speech on the NHS in Westminster, where he accused the Conservatives of ‘selling-out’ the NHS for a deal with Donald Trump.

He told the audience: ‘Labour will never use the NHS as a bargaining chip in trade talks with anybody’.

Up until now, the government has only published heavily redacted documents on its post-Brexit trade talks.

Boris Johnson has denied ever raising the sale of Britain’s National Health Service in such talks.

The Labour leader said the uncensored papers his party had obtained – called UK-US Trade Working Group – ‘leaves Boris Johnson’s denials in tatters’.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Documents related to post-Brexit UK-US Trade talks are distributed to media by members of NHS staff during an election policy announcement on the NHS at church house n Westminster on November 27, 2019 in London, England. The United Kingdom's will go to the polls in a general election on December 12. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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He told the news conference: ‘We have now got evidence that under Boris Johnson the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale.

‘He tried to cover it up in a secret agenda and today it has been exposed.’

The 451 pages of documents cover six rounds of talks from July 2017 to ‘just a few months ago’, Mr Corbyn said.

It is understood the meetings took place in Washington and London.

Mr Corbyn said: ‘We are talking here about secret talks for a deal with Donald Trump after Brexit.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Veysey/REX (10486218a) Jeremy Corbyn holds up the released redacted report alongside the original report whilst making a statement on the NHS Labour Party General Election campaigning, London, UK - 27 Nov 2019

Up until now, the government has only published heavily redacted information on its trade talks (Picture: Rex)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn presents documents related to post-Brexit UK-US Trade talks as he speaks during an election policy announcement on the NHS at church house n Westminster on November 27, 2019 in London, England. The United Kingdom's will go to the polls in a general election on December 12. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The 451 pages of documents cover six rounds of talks from July 2017 to ‘just a few months ago’, Mr Corbyn said (Picture: Getty)

On medicine pricing, he said discussions had already been concluded between the two sides on lengthening patents.

‘Longer patents can only mean one thing – more expensive drugs. Lives will be put at risk as a result of this,’ he said.

A key section of the documents relating to this claim states: ‘The impact of some patent issues raised on NHS access to generic drugs (i.e. cheaper drugs) will be a key consideration going forward.’
Mr Corbyn pointed to the example to the drug Humira to back up his statement, which is used to treat Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
It costs the NHS £1,409 a packet, while in the US the price of Humira is £8,115.

Just an hour before Mr Corbyn took to the stage, the PM tweeted to say the NHS ‘will not be on the table’ for future trade negotiations.

And responding to the leak, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss accused Labour of ‘out-and-out lying’ in saying the NHS was for sale.

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Boris Johnson met NHS nurses and doctors at West Cornwall Community Hospital in Penzance, Cornwall today (Picture: i-Images)

She said the NHS was only mentioned four times in the documents – which she said have been online for months – and the NHS, drugs and pharmaceuticals were not mentioned at all in the most recent discussions between UK and US officials.

Ms Truss said: ‘Jeremy Corbyn is getting desperate and is out-and-out lying to the public about what these documents contain. He has always believed in conspiracy theories – which is why he has failed to crack down on the scourge of anti-Semitism in his party.

‘This is the man that has caused huge offence by blaming an imaginary ‘Zionist lobby’ for society’s ills and now he has decided to smear UK officials too.

‘People should not believe a word that he says – this stunt is simply a smokescreen for the fact that he has no plan for Brexit and that he has been forced to admit that he wants to increase taxes for millions of families.

‘As we have consistently made clear, the NHS will not be on the table in any future trade deal and the price that the NHS pays for drugs will not be on the table. This sort of conspiracy theory fuelled nonsense is not befitting of the leader of a major political party.’

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During a question and answer session following the press conference, the Labour leader was grilled for refusing to apologise for his party’s handling of anti-Semitism during a ‘car crash’ interview with the BBC.

Mr Corbyn said: ‘I have made very clear antisemitism is completely wrong in our society and our party did make it clear when I was elected leader and after that, that antisemitism is unacceptable in any form in our party or our society and did indeed offer its sympathies and apologies to those who had suffered.’

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Chair of Intel Board Beats Mueller to the Strike, Validates They ‘Do Not Have Anything’ on Trump Collusion

Chair of Intel Board Beats Mueller to the Strike, Validates They ‘Do Not Have Anything’ on Trump Collusion

Well, below’s a good indicator that our cash utilized to investigate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and also its links to those perfidious Kremlinites has been well-spent: The chairman of the Us senate Knowledge Board claims that when it involves collusion with the Russians, they “do not have anything” on the president.

In an interview with CBS News, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the board, said the panel is “near pushing out the door” a record describing the Obama management’s response to Russian disturbance in the election.

In the meeting, released Thursday, the legislator said the record would certainly be out in “a matter of weeks.” However, he anticipated in August that the report would certainly be out in September.

Ad -tale continues listed below”I’m not going to tell you that what we set out to do– which was to recognize what happened in ’16– is what’s extended the life of the examination,”Burr stated.”I believe it’s a better understanding of what occurred and how collaborated and also organized the initiative was.”

And also from the audio of points, the committee has located considerable election interference. What it hasn’t located, however, is that rascally Russian collusion.

“If we write a report based upon the realities that we have, then we don’t have anything that would certainly recommend there was collusion by the Trump campaign as well as Russia,” Burr stated.

In a Fox Information appearance back in September, Burr had currently stated that the committee had found no “tough evidence” of such collusion. In the meeting with CBS Information, he said that analysis was “exact with whatever we have actually built up since then.”

Advertisement-story continues below First, I recognize CBS News ‘piece was more of a profile of Burr and also the work his committee is doing, but allowed’s speak about burying the lede. I always take pleasure in, in items similar to this, seeing exactly how much the information the media may locate problematic is immersed. In this write-up, we’ve set some sort of record.

That quote concerning not having “anything that would recommend there was collusion”– which is what most various other information outlets confiscated upon– was in the 84th paragraph.

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Visit this site to log out. That’s not hyperbole. I didn’t unintentionally push an additional trick there.

Usually, burying that sort of info in the eighth or ninth paragraph accentuates itself. The fact that the Senate Knowledge Committee chairman doesn’t believe there’s any evidence of collusion showed up so far down in the story that it’s within putting distance of 100 paragraphs makes this an unique sort of insanity.

Simply for comparison’s benefit, here’s a few of the details you can amass from the 4th paragraph: “Burr, that is recognized in Us senate hallways for his preference to go sockless and the two-fingered hook that typically bears his coat, has actually spoken little about the probe he leads. Yet he thinks deeply about just how its verdicts must exist. And also he recognizes since the investigation is broader, and possibly much more substantial, than it has actually long been thought to be.”

Advertisement- story proceeds below I comprehend that this is intended to be a thoughtful, long-form attribute item on Burr and also his board’s investigation, however even considered that type, you may want to place the fact he does not think that there’s any evidence of collusion someplace around where you state he doesn’t such as wearing socks, not 80 paragraphs later on.

This is additionally a relatively comprehensive examination we’re talking about below, not a partisan hack job; even CBS Information recognized “the query … has actually been held up as the last bastion of bipartisanship in Washington.”

“Most of the connections that we’ve made are the direct result of knowledge products,” Burr told CBS. “I think it’s safe to state we have actually talked to individuals that I don’t also know if the special counsel finds out about them– yet you have actually got to remember that we get on a totally different course than what they are.”

He included that other private investigators “would’ve never ever had accessibility to several of the files that we had the ability to gain access to from the intelligence area,” noting that it was “a precedent of information-sharing that had actually not ever existed in the history of the country.”

Ad -tale proceeds listed below It continues to be to be seen what the Senate Intelligence Board’s report will say, naturally. For all we understand, the committee’s ranking Democrat– Sen. Mark Detector of Virginia– will finish up going all Adam Schiff on Burr’s Devin Nunes and also knock this searching for.

“If the committee’s driven based upon the facts that we have at hand, I have a really tough time understanding exactly how you can come to 2 different conclusions,” Burr told CBS Information. “Unless, for the first time, you let politics come into play.”

If this is the final judgment of the Senate Intelligence Committee, just how various is the unique guidance’s conclusion going to be?

In terms of Mueller’s examination, the large headings have come from a phalanx of heavily armed FBI agents drawing a sexagenarian out of bed so that he can obtain dragged into court and also billed with process crimes, just to be launched later on in the mid-day. While the Roger Rock charge tried to find up with something that scented like Russian collusion, it fell means short.

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Now comes the head of the Us senate Knowledge Committee claiming that he doesn’t see any of it, most likely beating him to the anticlimactic strike.

Allow’s deal with truths: If the unique counsel record totals up to absolutely nothing greater than a collection of obscure insinuations when it comes to Russia, it will certainly have been a dud– as well as a substantial waste of time, cash as well as initiative.

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22 Clever Ideas for Multi-Functional Furniture That Are Perfect for Small Spaces

22 Clever Ideas for Multi-Functional Furniture That Are Perfect for Small Spaces

Today, multi-functional convertible furniture is getting more and more popular among people who live in small apartments and those who live in big houses. The reason is simple: these stylish pieces of furniture make our homes more spacious and comfortable. These consist of wardrobes that turn into tables and beds or dressers that transform into dining tables.

Full Grown: Trees Grown right into Furniture and also Art Furnishings

Full Grown: Trees Grown right into Furniture and also Art Furnishings

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Full Grown: Trees Grown into Furnishings and Art Objects

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Full Grown’s prototype willow chair currently in the long-term collection at the National Museum of Scotland.The most typical means

of producing wood furnishings is relatively straightforward: grow the proper trees for a couple of years, chop ’em down, reduced them into smaller items and construct the items right into a chair. Derbyshire-based furnishings designer Gavin Munro wondered if he could attempt a wholly various technique: suppose he could just expand chairs? Suppose trees might be forced to grow in chair-like shapes as well as with critical sculpting and also grafting result in an annual”chair harvest. “After a lengthy years-long trial in his mother’s garden and also a durable proof-of-concept, Complete Grown was born.Munro mentions

that the suggestion of growing furniture in fact dates back millennia. The Chinese were recognized to dig holes to full of chair-shaped rocks as well as had tree origins expand with the voids, while the Egyptians and also Greeks had an approach for growing little feceses. But Full Grown seems on a scale completely of its own, with a whole ranch destined to be gathered into chairs, assorted lights, and also other uncommon things. He shares a little bit about the process which can take between 4 to 8 years: In essence it’s an incredibly straightforward art. You begin by training as well as pruning young

tree branches as they grow over specially made formers. At certain points we then graft them with each other to make sure that the things turns into one strong piece– I’m interested in the manner in which this resembles a natural 3D printing that uses air, dirt and sunshine as its source materials. After it’s become the shape we want, we continue to take care of as well as nurture the tree, while it thickens and matures, before collecting it in the winter and then letting it period and completely dry. It’s then a matter of planing and also ending up to display the timber and also grain inside.Full Grown’s first model willow chair has currently discovered its way into the long-term collection at the National Museum of Scotland,

as well as Munro and his group simply introduced a Kickstarter to aid them link the void in the last year prior to their initial harvest, nearly 11 years planned. You can learn more on their website.