Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Power + Politics

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If all goes smoothly with the unpacking and inventory, the first batch of paper ballots for the Presidential Election will be mailed out on Wednesday, according to the Shelby County Election Commission. On Monday, the 175,000 paper ballots for the Presidential Election arrived at the O.C. Pleasant Jr., Election Operations...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the end of early voting period. Linda Phillips, administrator of elections, said...
By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American...
A debate/meet & greet for Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk candidates is set for Breath of Life Christian Center on Feb. 10. Presented by the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, the bi-partisan event is scheduled for 7 p.m. The center is located at 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Rd. Annette Peagler, Local 24...
Black women in Iowa are not impressed with the Democratic slate of candidates and some say they may sit out the Iowa caucuses. “I’m not sure if I’ll caucus this year,” Cheryl Barnes, 63, told NBC News. “Because I’m not sure about the candidates yet.” READ MORE: Black women are galvanizing...
By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump seems headed for acquittal in his impeachment trial after Sen. Lamar Alexander's decision to stick with fellow Republicans and oppose Democratic efforts to call more witnesses and keep the Senate trial going for weeks or...
Whoever the president is in 2020, they won't be of African American descent. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced today that he's dropping out of the race for president. Although disappointing, the news is not shocking. Booker has lagged in both polls and fundraising, and was not able to hit...
By Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, West Virginia University I'll never forget a student's response when I asked during a middle school social studies class what they knew about black history: "Martin Luther King freed the slaves." Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of...
Over the last decade you may have heard the term gerrymandering thrown around. It refers to the process where legislators draw up heavily partisan districts for their states that often result in them getting a majority of the vote. According to NBC News the process is set to be...
Billionaire, former New York City mayor and stop and frisk advocate Mike Bloomberg is currently making a long shot bid at buying the presidency. Apparently, he was exploiting prison labor to do so which is just so on brand. The Intercept reports the Bloomberg...
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