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Black power on the rise, Angelo as Godfather

Thursday, June 8
Two days after the special election, it became clear African Americans “were
poised to make their greatest gain yet in the Legislature, with three black
Democrats winning their party’s nomination in new districts where their
success in November’s general election is practically a sure bet,” reports
Nancy Vogel in the Times.

“Their election would increase the number of African Americans in the
Legislature from six to nine, the highest ever at a time when the percentage
of blacks in California is slipping. It would also increase the number of
black women in the Legislature from one to three.”

“‘That’s historic and I think it’s reflective of the fact that African
Americans can win in non-African American districts,’ said Assembly Speaker
Fabian N


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