Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Politics

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...
Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including...
If you've been waiting for someone in hip-hop to pen a track that captures the frustration that many feel about the outrageous presidency of Donald Trump, wait no longer. Last night, during BET's Hip Hop Awards, a pre-recorded video of...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Malik Russell Email: [email protected] BALTIMORE, MD, October 9, 2017/NNPA Newswire/According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—Black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s...
By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center"...
By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential...
Memphis City Council members have shelved voting on an ordinance that could result in the immediate removal of the Confederacy-saluting statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. The plan now is...
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether Wisconsin’s legislative maps are so extremely partisan that they are, in fact, unconstitutional. It’s a case that could fundamentally reshape the way politics is practiced in America. Advertisement As the Nation reports, legal...
The Trump administration is looking to make big changes to the country’s welfare system, and as part of that process, administration officials are currently considering an executive order that would require federal agencies to review low-income assistance programs. Two administration...
  The Atlanta City Council has taken a giant step in the name of marijuana reform. An ordinance that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana was unanimously passed by the council Monday. WXIA-TV reports that after it passed in...
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