Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Politics

by Jennifer L. Sharp -- From former first lady Michelle Obama’s compelling speech to the heartwarming stories from everyday people, the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) has been a trending topic on social media this week. The DNC, which was held...
A multi-pronged coalition has launched a local voter registration and Election Day turnout drive. Representatives of the NAACP, AFL-CIO, Teamsters, MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI) on Tuesday announced their apolitical...
by Steve Peoples and Michelle L. Price -- NEW YORK — Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him “in over his head” and warning that the...
Taking a break Wednesday morning from her role as a home-care worker, Marquita Bradshaw, the Democratic Party nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, created time to talk with The New Tri-State Defender about her stunning win...
by Jennifer Sharp -- Local elected Democratic officials weighed in on presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s choice of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) as his running mate, expressing excitement at the choice and expectation that she can help carry...
NASHVILLE – Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate will not only further energize young voters, but also renew interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). That’s what political analysts...
by Sara Burnett and Amanda Seitz -- CHICAGO — In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice...
by Kathleen Ronayne and Will Weissert -- WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and...
by Adrain Sainz --   U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw said Saturday that her campaign fundraising is in full swing and she plans to visit all 95 Tennessee counties as she tries to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat. Bradshaw won...
The polls had not yet closed for the Aug. 6 elections when Brenda Brooks looked three months ahead. “We’ve got to show up in November,” said Brooks, who arrived properly masked to cast her vote at the Norris Rd. Missionary...
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