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“You did it girl,” a supporter said to Marquita Bradshaw, who was giving a video reflection about her stunning capture Thursday of the Democratic Party nomination for a U.S. Senate seat representing Tennessee. “No,” said Bradshaw. “We did it. This...
Greeted by a masked woman, I obeyed her instruction to use the hand sanitizer, knowing that such now was standard procedure to cast a ballot in person in the midst of this disturbingly ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I'd given some thought...
by Jonathan Mattise --  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the option for all eligible voters to vote by mail in November due to COVID-19. The ruling nixes a June expansion order by a lower court that state...
Citing “unusual times,” a cadre of Democratic office holders Monday (July 27) endorsed candidates for upcoming elections. “It is unusual for elected officials to call a press conference to endorse candidates in an election,” said Memphis City Councilmember Michalyn Easter-Thomas....
Voters now have the option to cast their ballots ahead of the Aug. 6 primary. Early voting officially started Friday and will continue to run Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary,...
by Corey Strong --  While Memphis and Shelby County wrestles with how to economically respond to COVID-19 in the short term, I am more concerned with the long term impacts the pandemic will have on our economy. In the post-COVID world,...
by  K. Barrett Bilali -- Zenger News/Urban Division -- Angela Stanton-King has overcome being separated from her newborn daughter after giving birth in prison and re-entering society without a job or income. Now she has a new set of challenges as a...
Former Vice President Joe Biden's recent foot-in-mouth moment with host Charlamagne Tha God on a segment of "The Breakfast Club" is addressed by two posts on BlackPressUSA. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Message to Black America NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The...
by Bill Barrow and Kat Stafford -- ATLANTA — Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential...
by Alexandra Jaffe, Julie Pace and Bill Barrow --  WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “Joe...
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