Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Are Black Republicans Welcome Within the Republican Party?

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2016 Election

Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are ‘creating strife’

By Alan Yuhas Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accused Black Lives Matter activists of “creating strife”, underscoring the awkward relationship between conservatism and race for the only African American campaigning for president. “Of course black lives matter,” Carson said on Wednesday after speaking at a closed-door event with local politicians and businessmen in Harlem.

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Trump Protester
2016 Election

Do republicans want the black & latino vote?

“Get him the hell out of here,” said Donald Trump. Later, Trump’s supporters shouted, “Go home, nigger.” Trump. That’s the claim by Mercutio Southall, co-founder of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of Black Lives Matter. Video footage of the incident, which has gone viral, shows white Trump supporters shoving, punching and kicking the black activist in

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Jackie Robinson, Militant Black Republican
Black Lives Matter

Jackie Robinson: A Militant Black Republican

[x_blockquote cite=”Jackie Robinson in 1968″ type=”left”]“I’m a black man first, an American second, & then I will support a political party—third.”[/x_blockquote] On a Saturday evening in February of 1966, over a thousand mostly white Republican men and women crowded into a Cleveland hotel banquet hall, eager to hear Jackie Robinson’s opening keynote for the annual

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