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Media Bits and Bytes - October 16, 2018

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#MeToo: Survivors' Stories Still Resonate; Crown Prince Coverage; Brett's Info Terrorists; WaPo Doesn't Get Jealous; Google+ Bug; Taylor Registers a Generation

Partisan Pollsters Fail Black Progressive Candidates

Pete Tucker Counterpunch
While primaries are difficult to predict, today’s polls are not just failing, they seem to be doing so in a way that makes progressive candidates of color appear to have less support than they do.

Meet Progressive Champions Ben Jealous and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Larry Stafford, Nash Jenkins ourfuture.org, Time magazine
In startling victories, Ben Jealous became the Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset a powerful sitting congressman in New York by running campaigns that pledged a radical change in our nation's priorities.

Friday Nite Videos -- June 10, 2016

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Elizabeth Warren on Trump and Republicans' Attempt to Bludgeon the Judiciary Into Submission. Bernie Cranks Up the Heat in DC. John Oliver: Debt Buyers. Bernie on Talk With Obama and Where Next. Hobbit Histories: The Origins of Homo Floresiensis.

Bernie Cranks Up the Heat in DC

Ben Jealous gives a fiery introduction to Bernie Sanders at a rally at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC before the final primary on Tuesday.

Tidbits - Feb. 11, 2016 - What do Wealthiest Deserve; Bernie or Hillary - Ben Jealous, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Lee Saunders; Teaching with Protest Music; Uber Drivers Organize; Announcements; Resources; more...

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Reader Comments: What do Wealthiest Deserve?; Bernie or Hillary - Ben Jealous, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Lee Saunders; Teaching with Protest Music; Israel Crackdown on Palestinian Peace Activists; Uber Drivers; B-52's Failed Against Hanoi; Announcements: Rebellious Lawyering; "The Fight to Vote Resources: New York Times Spoof Site Back Up; New Rosa Parks website; Black History Month - A Bad-ass from History; Tufts University Study on TPP'; The Armenian Genocide

Ben Jealous, Danny Glover Back Bernie Sanders

The Baltimore Sun, Huffington Post, The Hill
With relatively little media coverage, some prominent Black leaders have recently endorsed Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, with a former head of the NAACP saying “Bernie Sanders has been a principled, courageous, and consistent fighter against the evils that Dr. King referred as the 'giant triplets of racism, militarism, and greed.’” Are these actions a sign that the presumed 'firewall' of support for Hillary Clinton in the Black community is eroding?
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