Tag: Black

As the Congressional Black Caucus celebrates its 50th year, we need to have their backs

July 21, 2021
The Los Angeles Sentinel, a weekly Black-owned newspaper, reported on the pivotal anniversary last week. Joyce Marie Beatty serves as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district. Since 2013, … Read More The post As the Congressional Black Caucus celebrates its 50th year, we need to have their backs appeared first on Black Politics.

Black man arrested on $100K bond for voting, and Texas GOP advances bill making it harder to vote

July 11, 2021
“The arrest and prosecution of Mr. Rogers should alarm all Texans,” said Andre Segura, legal director of the ACLU of Texas. “He waited in line for over six hours to vote to fulfill what he believed to be his civic duty, and is now locked up on a bail amount that most people could not afford. “He

Beauty Salons Barbershops & Pandemic Reality

July 10, 2021
Before the pandemic, beauty salons and barbershops have always played a key role in helping to educate their patrons in the African American community. The effort to get the word out about the coronavirus pandemic and spreading information about vaccinations means meeting people where they are for the White House COVID Response Team. So a

Republicans In Georgia Are Targeting And Removing Black Election Officials

June 20, 2021
Georgia Republicans are using new voter suppression laws to target and remove black local election officials. The New York Times reported: Across Georgia, members of at least 10 county election boards have been removed, had their position eliminated, or are likely to be kicked off through local ordinances or new laws passed by the state

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,

OPINION: Why Stacey Dash and Candace Owens Still Get The Side Eye From Black Folks

March 13, 2021
Outside of the fact that I no longer have to see his name or face every time I watch the news, the best part about the departure of our erstwhile president is that the willfully ignorant and often racist extremists he galvanized with his demagoguery seem to have (mostly) gone back underground following the U.S.

In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

March 7, 2021
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sundays are always special at the St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. church. But in October, the pews are often more packed, the sermon a bit more urgent and the congregation more animated, and eager for what will follow: piling into church vans and buses — though some prefer to walk — and heading

Black Man Featured in BET’s ‘Smoke’ Documentary Is Free After Trump Pardon | National News

January 30, 2021
A man who was sentenced to life in prison under the heavily-maligned “three strikes” rule in the 1994 crime bill has returned home to his family after being pardoned by former President Donald Trump. Corvain Cooper, who was featured last year in BET’s documentary Smoke: Marijuana + Black America, was arrested in 2013 in California

Amanda Gorman, Young, Black Poet, To Read At Biden Inauguration | National

January 17, 2021
Amanda Gorman, an award-winning Black female writer, is slated to become the youngest inaugural poet when she recites her work at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday (January 20). It’s not the first time the 22-year-old has broken barriers. In 2014, Gorman became the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and three years later

The never-ending coup against Black America

January 5, 2021
There’s a lot that feels unprecedented about today’s electoral crisis in Georgia, and there’s earnest concern that we may never recover from Donald Trump’s damage to democracy. On December 5, the president went to Valdosta to engorge his ego, prattling on for close to two hours before a crowd of roughly 10,000 fans about imaginary
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