Tag: candidates

South Africa: Parliament Shortlists Eight Candidates for Lottery Chair

February 27, 2021
Parliament’s Trade, Industry and Competition portfolio committee has finalised a shortlist of eight candidates to be interviewed for the vacant post of chairperson of the board of the National Lotteries Commission. The vacancy opened up after the 11-year scandal-ridden tenure of former chairperson Alfred Nevhunda ended on 30 November. Zandile Brown, who represents the Trade,

Democratic Socialists endorse 6 candidates for NYC Council

November 15, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s squad could be expanding into the City Council. The Democratic Socialists of America on Saturday endorsed six candidates for Council seats in a bid to “take over” the city. The biggest name of the six is former public defender and Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Caban, who nearly upset then-Borough President Melinda

Democratic Socialists endorse 6 candidates for NYC Council

November 15, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s squad could be expanding into the City Council. The Democratic Socialists of America on Saturday endorsed six candidates for Council seats in a bid to “take over” the city. The biggest name of the six is former public defender and Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Caban, who nearly upset then-Borough President Melinda

Parents Are Worried About Schools. Are the Candidates?

October 22, 2020
Communities large and small are battling over whether and how to reopen schools closed since March. Superintendents are warning of drastic budget cuts on the horizon, teachers’ unions are calling for standardized tests to be canceled for a second straight year and millions of children are learning remotely, with little evaluation of the impact on

With No Clear Frontrunner, Six Candidates Head Into The Democratic Debate in Iowa

January 17, 2020
The top tier of Democratic presidential candidates have gathered in snowy Des Moines for the final primary debate before the first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3, an event that many undecided voters in Iowa will be watching closely. Polls indicate that there are still four leading Democratic candidates vying for the win in Iowa: Sen. Bernie…

Why the ‘Wokest’ Candidates Are the Weakest

December 28, 2019
If the fantasy that Democrats are all zealots were reality, the primary campaign would have turned out quite differently.Dec. 6, 2019Beto O'Rourke attends the 2020 Presidential Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas in October.Credit...Eric Thayer for The New York TimesDemocrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument.“Today’s progressivism is more…

10 Candidates Will Take the Stage in November’s Democratic Debate. Here’s Everything to Know

November 24, 2019
Get ready for heated arguments, political debates and pointed questions. No, it’s not your Thanksgiving dinner — it’s the November Democratic debate. Democratic presidential primary candidates will square off tonight on a debate stage in Atlanta, where the primary debate will be co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, airing live from 9 p.m. to…

Mayor Shirley Franklin: "Invest or die"

October 1, 2014
MayorTV is a challenge from America’s Mayors to 2008 candidates: start talking about cities! MayorTV asked Mayor Franklin what she thought a national agenda for cities should look like. “Infrastructure isn’t sexy.” So says Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta. In her far-ranging MayorTV interview, she was the first to admit that aquaducts, sewage facilities and

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a massive upswing in Black

Nigeria Kidnappings — Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

July 16, 2014
By Andrew Lam Editor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings