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BHM Feature: African American U.S. presidential candidates: 1981- 2000

first_imgLarry Holmes was the first secretary of the Workers World Party (WWP), and a strong supporter of immigrant rights, and black and brown unity in the US, twice ran for President of the United States on the WWP, in 1984 and 1988. He received 17,985 votes in the 1984 elections when Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, but only 7,846 votes in 1988, the year George W. Bush was elected president. Dennis L. Serrette was born in Harlem, New York in the 1940s, was the New Alliance Party candidate for president in the 1984 election. The ticket received 46,854 votes in the elections, which was considered a significant feat at the time. Serrette has been a union activist since 1964. In 1972, he became a founding member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. He was also elected as president of the United Association for Labor Education.Edward Winn (February 12, 1937 – June 25, 1995) was a candidate for the Socialist Equality Party in 1984 and 1988. He received 10,801 votes in 1984, and 18,693 votes in 1988.Reverend Jesse Jackson is a civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician, who made two bids for president, representing the Democratic Party. In his 1984 bid he secured only 486 votes at the Democratic Party convention. In 1988, he gave what was considered an impressive bid. Challenging, the eventual Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis to represent the party, he won 55 percent of the votes in the Michigan caucus, and narrowly lost to Dukakis in the Wisconsin primary.  At the conclusion of the 1988 Democratic Party primary season, Jackson had captured 6.9 million votes and won 11 contests: seven primaries (Alabama, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and Virginia) and four caucuses (Delaware, Michigan, South Carolina and Vermont). However, at the party convention that year he received only 1,218 votes, losing to Dukakis. Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She is well known for her development of youth programs, serving minority communities in the New York City area.  In the 1988 presidential elections she represented the New Alliance Party.  She made history as the first woman and African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states. She received more votes (217,219) for president in a general election than any other woman in history until Jill Stein of the Green Party of the United States in 2012. In 1992, she made another bid, but her support dropped to only 73,714 votes. Fulani’s political concerns include racial equality, gay rights and,  political reform, specifically to encourage third parties. Ronald Daniels represented the Peace and Freedom Party in the 1988 election. His ticket received 27,949 votes.  Helen Halyard and Isabell Masters represented the Workers League and the Looking Back parties in the 1988 election, and won 3,050 and 327 votes, respectively. James “Mac” Warren is a journalist and steel worker who ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 1988 and 1992. Warren and his running mates received 23,533 votes in 1992, and 602 in 1988. Warren also ran against incumbent Richard M. Daley for mayor of Chicago in 1991, receiving less than 1% of the votes. Douglas Wilder was elected as the first black governor of Virginia in 1990 Wilder, but made a run for president in 1992. However, it was short lived as he withdrew his candidacy before the first primary was held in Ohio to focus on his role as Virginia’s governor. Wilder left office in 1994 because of Virginia’s prohibition of successive gubernatorial terms. He subsequently was elected Mayor of Richmond, Virginia in 2005 serving until 2009. Alan Keyes – A Republican, Keyes entered the presidential race on three occasions – 1996, 2000, and 2008. Prior to his political pursuits, in 2005 Keyes was appointed Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan. He served as Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1985 to 1987. He was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland against Paul Sarbanes in 1988 and Barbara Mikulski in 1992, and  in Illinois against Barack Obama in 2004. Keyes lost all three elections by wide margins. In the 1996, presidential elections in which Bill Clinton was re-elected, he received only one vote and Bob Dole was nominated to represent the Republican Party. He feared somewhat better in 2000 when he won six votes at the convention in which George W. Bush was nominated and eventually won that election. He again sought the nomination in 2008, but ran into problems with other Republican candidates like Rudy Giuliani, and eventually withdrew his bid although he remained on the Republican ballots in many state primaries. The Republican nominee in that year, 2008, was the late John McCain. After withdrawing his candidacy for the Republican Party he continued his presidential bid representing the Constitution Party. James Harris is an American communist politician and member of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party. He was the party’s candidate for president in 1996, receiving 8,463 votes and again in 2000 when his ticket received 7,378 votes.  Monica Gail Moorehead is an American retired teacher, activist, and frequent candidate for the presidential nomination representing the Workers World Party (WWP). A political activist since high school, Moorehead distributed newspapers for the Black Panther Party and subsequently joined the WWP in 1972. She rose to the national leadership in 1979. Her presidential campaign in 1996 received around 29,000 votes. In 2000, she also ran and received 4,795 votes. That year she was only on the ballot in Florida, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.Angel Joy Rocker registered to represent the Republican Party in the election in 2000, when she sought to be the first black female Republican candidate from Florida. Records indicate she only participated in an Alabama straw poll in which she received 6 votes. She died in 2003.last_img read more

Oly Town Artesians Voted Top Soccer Logo in Washington State

first_imgFacebook92Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians knocked off the Kitsap Pumas in the final round of goalWA.net’s LogoWARS to capture the crown of top soccer logo in the State of Washington for 2015. The voting was extremely close with the two teams tied with less than 2 1/2 hours left before Artesians supporters rallied across social media to push them to a resounding 59%-41% win.Designed by team founder and general manager Brandon Sparks, the Artesians logo took out the Spokane Shadow, Seattle Sounders FC, Everett United FC and the Pumas en route to the victory. Oly Town joins Bellingham United (2014) and Yakima United (2015) as LogoWARS winners.Founded in 2015 before the inaugural Western Indoor Soccer League season, the Artesians have amassed 649 Facebook and Twitter followers in less than a year and rallied every last one of them to defeat four teams that have a combined 828,482 followers.The 2015-2016 WISL season approaches quickly and the Artesians are still working on a home field to play this season after the building that housed Oly Indoor Soccer was sold in June. An announcement about where the next season will be played is likely coming within the next month. Stay tuned to OlyTownFC.com, @OlyTownFC and Facebook.com/OlyTownFC for more information.For merchandise featuring the 2015 LogoWARS champion logo, visit the Artesians online, on-demand store at http://www.zazzle.com/oly_town_artesians.last_img read more

Leafs double Storm, run winning streak to five games

first_imgIn the third Nelson ran into penalty troubles allowing the Storm to cut the lead to 3-2 in the final two minutes.But a seeing-eye empty net goal by Carsen Willans ended any hopes of an amazing comeback.“Carsen’s goal was a relief because Kamloops was coming hard so that goal was big,”  confessed Soles, who faced 14 shots int the period.Austin Braid and Spencer Schoech scored for Kamloops.Saturday’s win completes a six-game in nine-day stretch for the Leafs, a time frame that saw Nelson win five of the games.“We’ve come together a lot more,” Soles explained when asked about the recent hot streak.“We started only .500 but lately we’ve been battling hard and we’re winning games because of it.”Nelson, finishing the month of October 8-3, host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. No doubt the Hawks will be looking for some payback after getting hammered by Nelson 10-3 last Tuesday.The Leafs then face Sicamous Eagles Sunday at 2:30 p.m.LEAF NOTES: Matthew Naka had an early night as the Leaf center got involved in a fight during the first period. . . . Defenceman Cole Arcuri missed is expected to be back in the lineup after recovering from an injury suffered earlier this month against Fernie. . . .New Leaf Kyler Wilkinson saw his first action for Nelson coming to the Heritage City franchise last week in a trade that saw Matti Jmaeff go to the Creston Thunder Cats. Brett Soles didn’t have a lot of work to do during the first 40 minutes of Saturday night’s Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game against the Kamloops Storm.Soles saved his best saves for the third period, stopping all but one shot to power the Leafs to a 4-2 decision over the Kamloops Storm at the NDCC Arena.The win, the fifth straight for the Green and White, allows Nelson to remain in top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division, four points in front of the idle Castlegar Rebels.Castlegar hosts Kamloops Sunday in the Sunflower City.“The boys kept it easy for me through the first two periods . . . I only had 13 shots,” Soles said from outside the Leafs dressing room. “In the third Kamloops came out hard and was battling but we managed only to allow them one goal in the third so it was good.”Nelson controlled most of the play through the first two periods, but ran into a hot netminder in former Leaf Marcus Beasley.Beasley, who was traded to Kamloops last season after failing to latch on with Prince George of the B.C. Hockey League, kept the game close as Nelson fired 30-plus shots at the Storm net through 40 minutes.Still Nelson was able to beat Beasley three times on goals by Jacob Boyczuk, Colton McCarthy and Kevin Bow to lead 3-1.last_img read more


first_imgSILVER ASSAULT: Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, this Kentucky-bred colt by Maclean’s Music was an impressive gate to wire winner of his five furlong debut at Santa Anita on June 25. In his next start, the Santa Anita Juvenile, he stumbled leaving the gate and was subsequently third, beaten 3 ¼ lengths at 5-2, by California Diamond. Idle since, he appears fresh and ready with Norberto Arroyo engaged to ride for the first time. Owned by Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Silver Assault is a colt with considerable promise. Crosscheck Carlos–Jamie Theriot–122Right Hand Man–Rafael Bejarano–120Bernin Sensation–Stewart Elliott–120Marchtothemusic–Jose Verenzuela–118California Diamond–Kent Desormeaux–122Silver Assault–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. BERNIN SENSATION: Trained by Bob Baffert, this highly regarded Kentucky-bred by Bernardini just missed at first asking, finishing second, beaten a nose in a six furlong maiden special weight at Del Mar Aug. 26. Owned by R.D. Hubbard, his son Shaun and Black Gold Racing, he was a prompt one length maiden special winner gong the same distance at 4-5 on Sept. 24 at Los Alamitos. Bernin Sensation, who will be ridden back by Stewart Elliott, is one of several Speakeasy runners who appear to have any kind of future. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2016)–Peter Miller’s California Diamond and Doug O’Neill’s Crosscheck Carlos renew their fledgling rivalry and figure prominently among a wide open field of six juveniles in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes, to be contested over six furlongs at Santa Anita. RIGHT HAND MAN: Trained by Jeff Bonde, he was an impressive gate to wire winner of his five furlong debut here on June 10. A Kentucky-bred colt by Street Boss, Right Hand Man went head and head early and finished sixth, beaten 5 ½ lengths by California Diamond in the SA Juvenile on July 9. Following that, he ventured to Santa Rosa on Aug. 14, where he was a handy 2 ¼ length winner of the Cavonier Juvenile going six furlongs on Aug. 14. Owned by Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bonde, Wagner and partners, he be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. CALIFORNIA DIAMOND: This California-bred colt by Harbor the Gold overcame trouble to prevail by 1 ¼ lengths over Crosscheck Carlos in the 6 ½ furlong Barretts Juvenile on Sept. 18 at Los Alamitos. A close second in the six furlong I’m Smokin Stakes versus state-breds two starts back on Sept. 2, California Diamond, who is owned by Rockingham Ranch, has a solid resume that includes three wins and two seconds from five starts. A winner of the 5 ½ furlong Santa Anita Juvenile versus open company in his second start on July 9, he has earnings of $212,100 and will be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux, who has been aboard for his last two races. THE $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 of 9                                                                                                                        Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PST CROSSCHECK CARLOS: Breaking from the rail in the Barretts Juvenile, he made the early lead and was head and head until collared by the winner late on Sept. 18. Louisiana-bred, he was an impressive 6 ¾ length first-out maiden $50,000 winner here on June 12. He then shipped to Evangeline Downs, where he prevailed by a head among a field of 12 state-breds in a $100,000 stake over a sloppy track going 5 ½ furlongs on July 16. He was subsequently a well beaten second going six furlongs in a $100,000 open stake at Arapahoe Downs on Aug. 14, which preceded his run in the Barretts Juvenile at Los Alamitos. Owned by ERJ Racing, LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Neil Haymes, “Carlos” is 4-2-2-0, with earnings of $117,600. –30–last_img read more

Motor vehicle accident east of Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – There has been a motor vehicle accident on highway 97, east of Chetwynd.A silver Fort Mustang appears to have went off the road and ended up in the ditch. No other vehicles were involved.Traffic is down to single lane, alternating traffic.- Advertisement –last_img

Warriors on TV: Chris Mullin embraces his new role as analyst

first_imgRelated Articles Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers SAN FRANCISCODecked out in a snazzy gray suit and rocking his trademark buzz cut, Chris Mullin is ready for his closeup.He and Garry St. Jean are perched under the bright lights of the NBC Sports Bay Area studio — atop a gleaming set designed to resemble the key on a basketball court.The lesson is about to begin.center_img Why the …last_img

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner wants new striker signing

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner wants new striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner wants to buy a striker next month.Wagner lamented their poor finishing in defeat at Manchester United yesterday.The German said, “Unfortunately we’ve seen a game we’ve seen all season. “We were beaten by two world-class strikes and David De Gea made a world-class save from (Laurent) Depoitre.”A big reason why we lost is because we weren’t clinical. If we can solve this problem, and perform like this, we can collect more points.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Lynda Carter Honored At 41st Annual Gracie Awards Gala

first_imgLast week, The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 41st Annual Gracie Awards to a packed house at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.Gracies Host Marika Dominczyk (L), Lifetime Achievement Honoree Lynda Carter and Scott FoleyCredit/Copyright: Getty Images/Rachel MurrayFirst-time host Marika Domińczyk led the show like a veteran eliciting laughs from the audience and keeping them engaged. The Gracie Awards were presented to honorees which were previously announced on March 21, 2016 (view full list of honorees here) in recognition of their successes in the media industry.The ceremony, led by executive producer Vicangelo Bulluck and featuring a production team with a female director, female assistant director, female stage manager and an all-female camera crew, hosted honorees like Lifetime Achievement Honoree Lynda Carter, Mindy Kaling, Allison Janney, Kathie Lee Gifford and more, while presenters and additional guests in attendance included Octavia Spencer, Scott Foley, Marilu Henner, Melissa Rivers, Maureen “Mo” Langan, Andrea Navedo, Danica McKellar, Lesley-Ann Brandt and more.Highlights from the show include: • Allison Janney, after being presented her award by Octavia Spencer for her work on Mom, gave a warm-hearted speech around her admiration of the Alliance for Women in Media for recognizing her work on a show that celebrates women, stating that “women who find that getting through all of the ups and downs of life, they find it easier to get through it leaning on each other. That’s what we do as women. That’s what we should do. It makes us stronger and more powerful.” 
 • Mindy Kaling took a light-hearted approach on an issue very important: pay inequality. “For years and years, the role of a lead actress on a sitcom was to do two things: look amazing and make one-third of what my co male star makes.” She continued, “I want to be clear. I do always look amazing on the show, and no man on that show makes more money than me.” 
 • 2016 Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter received nothing short of a standing ovation when she was presented with the top honor of the evening. She touched on trailblazing women she looked up to like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and legendary stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, and expressed that the idea of her as a role model and “the fact that I may have inspired [young women] makes me happy.” 
 • Kathie Lee Gifford gave an acceptance speech thanking the broad audience who has accepted and supported her. “I am so grateful that I found an audience that let me be me. That let me share my ups and downs. That their heart broke when my heart broke. And they laughed at my stupid jokes and they forgave me when I made mistakes. And I cannot tell you how deeply grateful I am.” She finished by dedicating her award to her late husband Frank Gifford pointing to the sky and announcing, “This is for you, honey. You made me laugh.” 
 • Grammy Award-nominee Andra Day took to the stage for the unforgettable performance of the evening. Day brought the house down and the audience to their feet as she gave a flawless and empowering performance of her single Rise Up from her album “Cheers to the Fall.”last_img read more

Qalipu Mikmaq First Nations rally in Ottawa as thousands risk losing band

first_imgLucy Scholey APTN NewsElder Ken “Mutchie” Bennett fears his Mi’kmaq culture will disappear with his generation, as thousands of fellow band members are expected to have their Indian status revoked this spring.Bennett, along with about 40 members and supporters of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in Newfoundland, were in Ottawa Saturday protesting a controversial federal government agreement.A total of 10,512 founding band members are expected to lose status this spring, after an Order in Council determines the final list of members.Bennett was one of the lucky 13,365 founding members who will keep his status. His wife, children and grandchildren were rejected from band.“It hits home when my daughter calls me up from New Brunswick and says, ‘Dad, our bloodline or our recognition … ends with your generation. It ends with you.’ It was very hurtful,” he said.When Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949, the province’s Indigenous people weren’t recognized under the Indian Act. It wasn’t until 2008 when the Canadian government signed an agreement with the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI), allowing First Nations to apply for founding membership of the Qalipu band.A total of 27,000 applications were received and 23,877 were deemed eligible as founding members. Then, a flood of applications rolled in. By 2012, the government had 104,000 applications to sift through.In 2013, the government and FNI announced a supplemental agreement, clarifying the band enrolment rules. They decided to review all applications, including those already received and accepted. Apart from the original 10,512 founding band members, a further 68,134 applicants were rejected from the pool.It’s a process that has divided families and left many feeling displaced.Those who applied for status had to meet a set of criteria, including whether they lived in Newfoundland, participated in Mi’kmaq cultural events or ceremonies or, if they moved away from province, whether they came home for visits or stayed in touch with band members.Those who moved away from home may no longer qualify for band membership. Bennett said it’s confusing why he, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who spent 28 years moving around the country, would be eligible.“How I retained mine, I’m really not sure,” he said. “I’m grateful, but I’m unhappy that any of our brothers and sisters lost their recognition. They didn’t lose their identity. They still are who they were born to be. But they lost their identity as a status Indigenous person in Canada.”Jim DuHart, who organized the Ottawa protest, held up his status card before the crowd. Originally from Corner Brook, he’s one of 13 people in his family.“Three in, everybody out including me,” he said.Chief Brendan Mitchell said it’s unfair for Qalipu identity to be tied to geography. Newfoundland’s high unemployment rate forces many band members to move out of province for work, he said.“Our people all over the country are being impacted by what’s happening,” he said. “They’re upset. They’re hurting. They feel that they’ve been displaced. They feel sadness in their hearts over what happened.”The supplemental agreement was signed pre-Trudeau, but Mitchell said it’s time for the current government to step in. Otherwise, he said, there could be lawsuits following the finalized spring band list.“We talk about truth and reconciliation and the main topics for us include residential schools, for example, missing and murdered women, 60s scoop, sterilization,” he said. “Well, this country’s going to have to add Qalipu First Nation to that situation regarding truth and reconciliation.”A spokesperson from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada said the government has no plans to amend Bill C-25, the act respecting the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Order.“To date, more than 18,000 individuals have been accepted as Founding Members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation – making it the second largest First Nation by population in Canada.”Qalipu membership by the numbers (from the Government of Canada website):– 13,365 applicants who are on the current Founding Members list will remain eligible for founding membership– 10,512 applicants who are on the current Founding Members list were found by the joint Enrolment Committee to not meet the criteria under the 2013 Supplemental Agreement for Founding Membership (These individuals will retain their membership until the amendment of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Order, expected in the spring of 2018. They are entitled to appeal their decision, the results of which may increase the Founding Members List. Some of those who are no longer eligible for founding membership may still be able to register for membership as a descendant of a Founding Member.)– 4,679 applicants who were not Founding Members will now be eligible for founding membership (They will gain membership once the amendment of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Order is confirmed through an Order in Council in the spring of 2018.)– 68,134 applicants were not Founding Members and will not be eligible for founding membership– 3,984 applicants have invalid applications and are therefore not eligible for founding [email protected]last_img read more

Man involved in illegal deal held with Rs 30 lakh cash

first_imgKolkata: A man has been arrested with cash worth Rs 30 lakh from Burrabazar on Wednesday night. It is suspected that the money was being used for an illegal transaction.According to police, on Saturday afternoon, detective department sleuths got a tip-off that a deal involving huge amount of money was being made around M G Road in Burrabazar. Based on the information, plain-clothed police personnel started patrolling the vicinity. While keeping a strict vigil, one of the police sources identified one person as a suspect. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe person was identified as Sunil Sharma of Rabindra Pally in Keshtopur. He was detained on suspicion. Sleuths found Rs 30 lakh in his bag. When asked about the source of money he could not provide a satisfactory answer. Sharma was immediately arrested and taken to Lalbazar. There he claimed that the money belonged to a businessman in Burrabazar. Police got in touch with the businessman. Sources informed even through the businessman claimed that the money belonged to him, he could not produce any supportive document. Later, police seized the money. The businessman was not arrested but sleuths are keeping an eye on him. The information about the seized money has been shared with the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate for necessary actions from their part. Sleuths suspect a section of people are trying use black money during the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and for the reason money is being circulated through hawala.last_img read more