Elections

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...
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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...
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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...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Voting is personal to me because it was on the streets of my hometown, Selma, that foot soldiers shed their blood on the Edmund Pettus Bride so that all Americans – regardless of race – could vote,” Rep. Terri Sewell, who is African American, wrote on...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee's largest county probably won't have new voting machines that create a voter-verifiable paper trail in place for the presidential primary election on March 3, an attorney for the state said Tuesday. Janet Kleinfelter of the Tennessee attorney general's office discussed the timeline to...
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the spitfire with the HBCU bonafides, has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race amid rumors that her campaign lacked direction, had no cash and “no real plan to win,” according to one campaign staffer who resigned and burned the bridge on her way out...
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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their...
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By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press GOLDSBORO, N.C. — As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s push...
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Mike Espy says he has a clearer strategy to win a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi in 2020 than he had when he ran for the same seat last year. Espy anticipates another showdown with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who...