Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Politics

Former Vice President Joe Biden may have apologized for how he handled the 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas but according to Anita Hill it’s “not enough.” She said he failed to “show leadership on this...
by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President...
BY CATHERINE LUCEY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects...
by Johnnie Turner and Steve Mulroy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In November 1974, the voters of Ann Arbor, Mich. approved the use of an innovative election method called Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Five months later, IRV allowed the election of...
  I promise I'm going to dig into this in more depth when I have time. But even with Special Investigator Robert Mueller is handing out indictments, even while POTUS45 incessantly tweets nonsense about it being fake news, that isn't...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Don Lemon celebrates achievements in the LGBTQ community at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco, in partnership with LGBTQ ally, Ketel One Vodka at City View at Metreon on September 9, 2017 in San...
Donna Brazile has caused a media storm with excerpts from her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House. First, in a excerpt published in Politico on Thursday, Brazile...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) FBI Director Christopher A. Wray failed to explain why the agency he leads changed the name of a domestic terrorism designation from “Black Separatist Extremists” to “Black Identity Extremist,” during a recent meeting...
Anita Hill and Aly Raisman took the stage at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday night to share their #MeToo stories. Along with Ann Cardenas and model Cameron Russell, these accounts came from all different walks of life and...
Hotel stays in Memphis could be a bit pricier if the Memphis City Council increases the hotel tax to fund prekindergarten programs in the city. That possibility was part of a pre-K discussion that unfolded during the council’s executive session...