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Friday, November 8, 1996

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  • Cynthia McKinney

    CYNTHIA MCKINNEY SCORED AN IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC VICTORY IN TUESDAY’S ELECTION. NUMEROUS PUNDITS HAD PREDICTED THAT THE OUTSPOKEN AND PROGRESSIVE BLACK CONGRESSWOMAN FROM GEORGIA WOULD NOT PREVAIL IN A MAJORITY WHITE DISTRICT AFTER THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT HER PREVIOUSLY BLACK DISTRICT HAD BEEN RACIALLY GERRYMANDERED. HER VICTORY WAS TRULY INSPIRING: HER DISTRICT HAD BEEN TWO-THIRDS BLACK AND IS NOW TWO-THIRDS WHITE.

  • The New Party

    THE NEW PARTY IS AN ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL PARTY THAT HAS RUN BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING HUNDREDS OF PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES ELECTED TO SCHOOL BOARDS, CITY COUNCILS, COUNTY BOARDS, MAYORALTIES, AND STATE ASSEMBLIES IN THE U.S. THE NEW PARTY IS A TRULY GRASSROOTS, BOTTOM-UP ORGANIZATION INTENT ON BUILDING A LONG TERM ORGANIZATION, AND WILL SOON BE RUNNING PEOPLE FOR CONGRESS.

  • JOYCELYN ELDERS

    JOYCELYN ELDERS WAS THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION BEFORE SHE WAS UNCEREMONIOUSLY DUMPED FOR HER COMMENTS ABOUT TEACHING MASTURBATION AS A FORM OF SAFE SEX TO PREVENT AIDS. ELDERS CAME UNDER FIRE FOR HER MANY CONTROVERSIAL POSITIONS ON ABORTION, SEX EDUCATION, CONDOM DISTRIBUTION, AND THE LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS. HER PASSION AND OUTSPOKENNESS ENRAGED REPUBLICANS AND OFTEN UPSET THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. SHE HAS JUST WRITTEN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, JOYCELYN ELDERS, FROM SHARECROPPER’S DAUGHTER TO SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.