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By Britney Donald
Congresswoman Gwen Moore and former state Senator Gary George will compete against each other in the primary held on August 12, 2014.
The winner will advance to the general election held in November.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Moore has served the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 to 2004, according to her biography.
She is the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since 2004, Moore continues to become active within Milwaukee by fighting for women’s rights, tackling poverty issues among low-income environments and providing education and …
By Hazel Trice Edney
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The 10 Black members of the powerful House Finance Committee are still being applauded this week by the Black Press and Black leaders nationally for boldly boycotting a committee meeting in order to force a $4 billion allocation to benefit the Black community. They have told the NNPA News Service that they plan to escalate protests if lawmakers continue to ignore the suffering of their constituents, including advertising discrimination against Black newspapers.
“We’re out of the box, we’re full speed ahead and we are …