Politics

Local activist Pamela Moses wants her name on the October 3rd ballot and will move forward with a lawsuit against the Shelby County Election Commission and state of Tennessee despite a Chancery Court judge’s denial of her request for a temporary restraining order. The injunction, which was denied on Thursday,...
With less than a month left to register to vote in the Oct. 3 municipal elections, voter registration organizers are working to avoid an all too familiar happening.  More than 500,000 people are registered to vote in Shelby County, but historically only a small fraction of them actually make it...
Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has enlisted the help of Angela Rye, CNN commentator, national political strategist and activist, who says, “I don’t support campaigns, fundraisers or endorsements unless I really feel it.” Rye is spending several days in Memphis this week to raise funds and support for Sawyer, the...
Corey Strong took the helm of a frayed, embattled Shelby County Democratic Party on August 5, 2017. On Friday, he announced a run for Congress, touting his leadership as a major component for crafting the local party’s turn-around. The former Shelby County Democratic Party chairman has decided to challenge incumbent...
Mayoral contender Dr. Willie W. Herenton on Thursday picked up the endorsement of IBEW Local 1288, which also announced its support for a slate of other candidates running for city council, county clerk and municipal judge seats in the October 3 Municipal Elections. IBEW Local 1288 is the union that...
For Corey Strong, now is the time voters to choose someone other than incumbent Steve Cohen to represent the Ninth Congressional District. On Friday, the former Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Corey Strong officially announced his candidacy at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. "There are two major qualifications...
-- by Sara Burnett and Brian Slodysk -- DETROIT — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That’s the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates. The display amounted to a sometimes testy public airing...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and STEVEN SLOAN, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden rarely lets a public event pass without reminding voters of his work alongside President Barack Obama. But the former vice president insisted on Wednesday that he's not overly relying on that relationship to fuel his 2020...
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NOTE: PRESIDENTIAL FORUM STARTS AT 2:17:00 IN THE ABOVE CLIP. Technically, the next official Democratic debate isn't until next week, stretched over two nights on CNN. And even then, it's unlikely that the field of 20 will spend a great deal of time speaking directly to the needs of...
By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent During its 110th National Convention at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, the NAACP — the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization — hosted delegates from all over the country. In keeping with the convention’s theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the...