Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Politics

Torrey C. Harris overwhelmingly defeated veteran state Rep. John J. DeBerry Jr. in the District 90 House race for the Tennessee General Assembly, according to complete but unofficial returns. Harris received 15,930 compared to 4,675 votes for DeBerry. Tuesday night Harris...
by Najee El-Amin --   HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS. — Much like the rest of the region, election day in Holly Springs has been anything but normal. This is especially true for the students who reside on the campus of Rust College,...
Marquita Bradshaw, one of six African-American candidates vying for seats today in the U. S. Senate, was feeling confident Monday night about her people-powered campaign. “I’m proud to say that we have been reaching one million each week,” said Bradshaw,...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Democratic officials improperly filed a public records request while seeking last-minute information on voters who have requested an absentee ballot but haven’t returned them yet, a Tennessee judge ruled Monday. Tennessee’s Democratic Party and the...
It’s been almost three decades since Tennessee has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Never in history has a Black woman held the coveted seat in Tennessee. Marquita Bradshaw, South Memphis native and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate,...
As election officials continue to encourage voters to mail their ballots immediately, there is a way for those who receive their ballots close to Election Day to ensure they will reach the O.C. Pleasant, Jr. Election Operations Center before...
A get-out-the-vote gathering at Hickory Hill’s Limit Breaker Church featured an all-star line-up of political veterans, who reminded attendees of their right and duty to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. hosted the...
by Stacey Abrams -- When we vote, it may seem like we are voting for a candidate, but that is not entirely accurate. We are voting for the positions that the candidate supports and the types of policies they will enact...
Tequila Johnson and the Equity Alliance is “all about using our voting power in the fight for social and economic justice for people of color.” That anchoring premise was the baseline for a discussion last Saturday at Rizzo’s at 492...
T-minus less than one week and counting for those looking to take advantage of the chance to cast early ballots in the Nov. 3 Election, which features a historic presidential race unfolding amid a pandemic. Early voting kicks off in...