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A More Perfect Union

A MORE PERFECT UNION with Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey

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Hosted by journalist, educator, and KBLA Talk 1580 Chief National Affairs Analyst, Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, “A More Perfect Union” promises to deliver national news of consequence, informed opinion, and analysis beyond the headlines. Every Sunday you can expect compelling content carefully curated by Dr. Nii-Quartelai, an “Oprah” show alumni and Washington D.C. insider with L.A. street credibility as an advocate, organizer, and changemaker. If you’re looking to be engaged, enlightened, and empowered about issues related to national politics, elections, identity, culture change, and social justice, “A More Perfect Union” was designed for you! This two-hour national public affairs program, executive produced by Tavis Smiley, will feature notable journalists, industry leaders, lawmakers, changemakers, tastemakers, and ordinary people motivated to do their part to reach beyond today’s divisions, make sense out of news of the day, and offer us all a chance to build a more perfect union.


Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey hosts “A More Perfect Union” and serves as Chief National Affairs Correspondent for KBLA Talk 1580, in addition to being a National Affairs Contributor for TheGrio, political commentator as seen on MSNBC, Guest Lecturer at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and highly regarded public intellectual on matters at the nexus of organizational leadership and social responsibility. He is often sought out to comment on issues related to racial equity, public policy, elections, culture, and identity. During the 2020 election cycle he served as Senior Policy Advisor to Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign and for almost a decade he supercharged AARP’s community, state, and national multicultural affairs work as the first AARP Senior Advisor & National LGBTQ Liaison. Dr. Quartey primarily lives between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @drniiquartelai


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Hakeem Jeffries Becomes First Black Congressional Party Leader

Via YahooNews:
New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries has been elected head of the House Democratic caucus, becoming the first Black lawmaker to lead a major American party in Congress.

Jeffries was elected in a unanimous, closed-door vote on Wednesday. He is now slated to become the House minority leader after the Republicans managed to secure a slim House majority during the midterm elections earlier this month.

Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) will join Jeffries in party leadership as Democratic whip and caucus chair, respectively.

The change in leadership comes after longtime party leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced she would be stepping down from leadership after more than 20 years in the role. Pelosi was the first woman to ever hold the speakership.

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