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Black Lawmakers Ponder Trump Agenda at Annual Gathering

On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?”   An answer came during the Congressional Black Caucus’ annual legislative conference this past week: Everything.   “We are losing essential freedoms,” said Brittany Packnett, who became an advocate for criminal justice reform after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “The mood is resolute. No one is confused about the amount of work that lies…

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