Politics

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Gubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic presidential primary scramble. Results in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia won't necessarily predict whether Trump will be reelected or...
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Is presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation preventing him from having a real chance with Black voters? South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn thinks so. On Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bash asked the lawmaker if he thought the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s being gay is why he’s been polling so low among...
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For all eight years of his presidency, Barack Obama was the epitome of class and grace, ever speaking to how to bring opposing sides to common ground, whether during a beer summit or in offering a hand to recalcitrant Republicans. Now, the nation’s forever president is calling out...
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The next presidential debate will be held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta Georgia; a 330-acre site formerly owned by the Confederacy and now singularly owned by a Black man. READ MORE: Oprah, Beyoncé, more attend Tyler Perry star-studded gala for studio opening “Democratic Debate site is set: is a...
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John Conyers — the longest serving black congressman in U.S. history — has passed away. The longtime Michigan Democrat who represented Detroit died Sunday at age 90. PBS Newshour’s White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor broke the news on Twitter that he died in his sleep, after confirming the death with family...
The window for early voting in the Memphis City Council Runoff Election for District 7 had been open about five hours when candidate Michalyn Easter-Thomas and a bevy of supporters made a move crafted to thrust her toward a victory over incumbent Berlin Boyd. The move was a press conference...
Early voting for runoff elections for Memphis City Council District 1 and District 7 is now underway. Meanwhile, Shelby County Election Commission officials are scrambling to get more voters added to their roll while local advocacy groups are pushing to get more voters to the polls. Early voting extends through November...
Known by many for his ability to work across party lines, former State Sen. Reginald Tate passed away on Monday. He was 65. "Senator Tate was a dedicated and accomplished politician who worked to build consensus and bring lawmakers together to pass legislation that benefited Shelby County," said Tennessee Black...
Dozens of union representatives pledged their support for District 7 Memphis City Council candidate, Michalyn Easter-Thomas, during a reception in her honor Thursday evening. The city workers are hoping that their collaboration will help Easter-Thomas, a Shelby County educator, unseat her opponent, incumbent Councilman Berlin Boyd. The two will face...
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman from Maryland, died early Thursday morning at the age of 68. Cummings died at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” the lawmaker’s office said in a statement, according to WBAL...