Category: Black History

At least 15 shootings on metro Atlanta roadways this year leave 5 dead, others injured

May 2, 2021
Atlanta police believe Ohiembor was the victim of road rage on I-75 near Edgewood Avenue in the early morning hours of April 25. She’s among the victims of at least 15 shootings so far this year on metro Atlanta interstates and roadways. Five people have been killed, others injured.Investigators believe many of the shootings, including

G.O.P. Seeks to Empower Poll Watchers, Raising Intimidation Worries

May 1, 2021
HOUSTON — The red dot of a laser pointer circled downtown Houston on a map during a virtual training of poll watchers by the Harris County Republican Party. It highlighted densely populated, largely Black, Latino and Asian neighborhoods.“This is where the fraud is occurring,” a county Republican official said falsely in a leaked video of

Pro-Biden Group to Begin Ad Campaign Promoting His Agenda in Swing States

April 30, 2021
WASHINGTON — A new group dedicated to promoting President Biden’s ambitious agenda is beginning a multimillion-dollar ad campaign trumpeting his Covid recovery package and infrastructure proposal while contrasting Mr. Biden’s low-key style with his bombastic predecessor’s.Building Back Together, a progressive organization run by Biden allies, will air minute-long television commercials next week in Pennsylvania, Nevada,

Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire Panel Calls For Taxes to be Raised on the Poor

April 29, 2021
Donald Trump was not a traditional President in any sense. He did, however, do one thing that was very traditionally Republican. He gave the richest people in the country a massive tax break. Like Ronald Reagan and the Bush’s before him, Trump said that benefiting the wealthiest people would grow the economy. Time and time

What’s in Biden’s Spending Plan: Free Preschool and National Paid Leave

April 28, 2021
WASHINGTON — President Biden’s $1.8 trillion spending and tax plan is aimed at bolstering the United States’ social safety net by expanding access to education, reducing the cost of child care and supporting women in the work force.Like the $2 trillion infrastructure plan that preceded it, Mr. Biden’s latest proposal is funded by raising taxes

GOP senators quietly meet with White House on infrastructure, happy with what they hear

April 27, 2021
The Daily BeastTrump Plots to Ruin GOP Guv Over Election VendettaAsh Ponders/GettyIt’s April 2021, and Donald Trump still can’t get past his grudge with Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for refusing to overturn the 2020 election results in Arizona.The ex-president is still so bothered by Ducey’s refusal to try to throw out Democratic votes in Arizona

West Virginia to Reward Citizens Aged 16-35 Who Get Vaccine With $100 Savings Bond

April 27, 2021
Since Joe Biden took office, Americans have been getting vaccinated at a rapid rate. The President’s initial plan was to deliver 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. The administration shattered that goal with over 200 million shots being delivered. But at this point, many of the people who were interested in

Black Democrats, Conflicted on a Voting Rights Push, Fear It’s Too Late

April 26, 2021
To Jackson’s tight-knit voting rights community, members of which view themselves as torchbearers in the mold of Mr. Figgers and Mr. Evers, it’s all evidence of a lingering absence of urgency.“If the people who were most impacted by this were white people, Democrats would’ve done something about this a long time ago,” said Rukia Lumumba,

Many Americans say border security is worse under Biden

April 25, 2021
Three times as many Americans say they believe security at the US-Mexico border is worse under President Biden than it was under former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Sunday. About 45 percent of Americans said they agreed that the situation at the southern border is worse-off than it was two years

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

April 24, 2021
HOUSTON — Voting in the 2020 election presented Zoe Douglas with a difficult choice: As a therapist meeting with patients over Zoom late into the evening, she just wasn’t able to wrap up before polls closed during early voting.Then Harris County introduced 24-hour voting for a single day. At 11 p.m. on the Thursday before

Midtown hospital looks to ID patient who’s been there for 5 months

April 23, 2021
The man, who is believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, arrived at the emergency department Nov. 20 after Atlanta police found him wandering around the downtown area, Emory spokeswoman Janet Christenbury said. Hospital staff and law enforcement haven’t been able to identify the patient, who can’t provide information about who he

Stephen Miller Tells Fox News That He’s Suing Joe Biden Over Illegal Immigration

April 22, 2021
When Joe Biden took office in January, he inherited a number of different messes. The biggest, of course, was the COVID-19 pandemic. Now over 2 million Americans have been vaccinated and shots are freely available. There is also a situation at the US/Mexico border where many are seeking asylum. While Conservative talking heads have claimed

The Real Racists are People Who Make Your Kids Feel Bad About Being White

April 22, 2021
Joe Biden has notched plenty of accomplishments during his first few months in office. And while he’s reached out to Republicans about his policy goals, he’s been happy to move on without them if they weren’t willing to compromise. And Fox News is set on ignoring all of the things that Biden has done. Instead,

Hypocrite Kayleigh McEnany Says Biden Shouldn’t Have Weighed in on Chauvin Trial

April 21, 2021
Donald Trump has never been shy about opining on pretty much any subject. It’s part of what made him relevant in the days before he ended politics. In addition to his claims about Barack Obama’s birth certificate, he also weighed in on things like the break-up of Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson. And he didn’t

On His 87th Day In Office, Joe Biden Finally Plays Golf

April 17, 2021
President Joe Biden finally played a round of golf on Saturday, which is a big departure from Trump who had 19 golf outings in his first 100 days. According to the White House Pool Report as provided to PoliticusUSA:POTUS motorcade arrived at the Wilmington Country Club just north of Greenville at 12:58 pm. Pool could

Republican whining; Trump campaign collusion; Jim Jordan won’t shut up

April 16, 2021
Did you get my Venmo? Today in the news: After promoting false conspiracy theories in an attempt to overturn an American election, Republicans continue to whine that Joe Biden is being mean to them by proposing policies the American public strongly supports. Chicago officials release the video of police killing an unarmed 13-year-old child. And the

Biden Makes Putin Pay For Election Interference And Hacking With New Sanctions

April 15, 2021
President Biden expelled Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russian companies and individuals that were involved in hacking US infrastructure and election interference. President Biden wrote in a letter Congress provided to PoliticusUSA: I have determined that specified harmful foreign activities of the Government of the Russian Federation — in particular, efforts to undermine the conduct of

As hundreds of corporate heavy hitters go to bat for voting rights, another GOP alliance falters

April 14, 2021
While that is surely true, Republicans have received all corporate opposition to their racist legislative initiatives to curtail voting—particularly among voters of color—as a political attack. In turn, GOP lawmakers appear to be escalating the tensions to a kind of political armageddon. The most prominent GOP criticism came from corporate money grubber Mitch McConnell himself, who warned

Joe Biden Is Driving Republicans Crazy By Being So Positive And Nice

April 13, 2021
Republicans are complaining that they can’t drive President Biden’s poll numbers down because he is too positive and nice. The Independent reported:The GOP campaign consultant — a veteran of both presidential and congressional politics — said Biden’s relative reticence, combined with his age and race, has made it harder to launch culture war-based attacks on

Apple Studios takes on the Peach State, exits Georgia production citing voter suppression law

April 12, 2021
From Deadline: Apple’s runaway slave thriller Emancipation today will change its plan to shoot in Georgia, because of the state’s controversial restrictive election law signed by Republican state governor Brian Kemp. I’ve heard that the film — Antoine Fuqua is directing Will Smith from a William N. Collage script — will likely instead shoot in Louisiana, where the actual

Gaetz bleats; voting rights wins; Biden speaks out against hate

April 12, 2021
In today’s news: Matt Gaetz, still. Americans who have served prison time are getting their voting rights back. Biden demonstrates it’s possible to criticize the Chinese government without being a festering boil of bigotries, an approach that still baffles Captain Golf Dude and Republican candidates alike. Source link

Korean companies reach agreement to let battery factory operate in Georgia

April 11, 2021
SK is expected to eventually create at least 2,600 full-time jobs for the plant, located about 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta along Interstate 85. It has agreements to supply lithium-ion batteries to Ford and Volkswagen for new electric vehicles those companies plan to manufacture.State officials and lawmakers who had long pushed for a resolution praised

Political fights complicate calculus for companies in business-friendly Georgia.

April 10, 2021
“You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand,” said Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.With the eyes of the nation focused squarely on Georgia as a political swing state, the quarrel may be a sign of what’s to come. Republicans are trying to energize their base after Georgia narrowly backed Democrats for president and the U.S. Senate.

Biden Restores POW/MIA Flag To The White House That Trump Took Down

April 9, 2021
Donald Trump moved the POW/MIA flag from on top of the White House, but Joe Biden has restored it to its publicly visible spot to honor vets. Video: President Biden restores the POW/MIA flag to its former place flying above the White House after Trump moved it out of public view last year. pic.twitter.com/ctzp4XkWSF —

Brian Kemp Panics And Warns That Republicans Are Fighting For Their Lives

April 8, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) claimed that people who want to vote are cancel culture and that Republicans are fighting for their lives. Here was Kemp on a call with the National Republican Lawyers Association: Right now in a Republican National Lawyers Association call, Gov. Brian Kemp says he and other republicans have been in “the

Mississippi official frets that greater ballot access will allow ‘woke’ college students to vote

April 7, 2021
On March 26, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to discuss the dire scourge of “woke” college students voting. This earned a stern rebuke from Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988-1992. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, this fucking fopdoodle: Transcript! WATSON: “One thing that has slipped

Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

April 6, 2021
Can state boards, county boards or anyone else use their administrative powers to flip electoral outcomes? After the November election, a majority of Republican members of Congress and state attorneys general signed on to efforts that would have invalidated millions of votes and brought about a constitutional crisis. With that backdrop, it seems naïve to

Dominion Voting Systems Takes On Ex-Michigan State Senator for “Sowing Discord in Our Democracy”

April 5, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems has sent a cease-and-desist letter to former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck (R), who Dominion notes has claimed, without evidence, that Dominion’s voting machines were rigged so President Joe Biden could win the state during the 2020 general election. “You are knowingly sowing discord in our democracy, all the while soliciting exorbitant

Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

April 4, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Saturday issued a blistering critique of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull its All-Star Game out of the state over the new law there restricting voting, arguing that the move would deliver an economic hit to Georgians.Mr. Kemp, a Republican, framed the battle over voting rights in Georgia as

Brian Kemp Throws A Tantrum And Blames Biden And Stacey Abrams For MLB Moving All-Star Game

April 2, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) responded to MLB moving its All-Star Game out of Georgia by blaming President Biden and Stacey Abrams. Kemp tweeted: Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If