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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.

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

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

Africa: Tunisian Women Should Restore Their Position in Africa (Radhia Jerbi)

March 16, 2021
Tunis/Tunisia — “Tunisian women should restore their position in Africa,” said President of the National Union of Tunisian Women (French: UNFT) Radhia Jerbi. At a press conference on the announcement of the organisation of the national meeting of African women enterpreneurs next May 20-21, Jerbi added that Tunisian women should play a more active role

Ohio newlyweds open up about their COVID-19 superspreader wedding

November 17, 2020
The Ohio newlyweds whose wedding turned into a coronavirus superspreader event opened up about the ordeal, describing the emotional “toll” of learning about the rise in cases. Of the 83 attendees at the Halloween wedding of Anthony and Mikayla Bishop in the city of Blue Ash, Ohio a total 32 have since tested positive for

Black Women Asked Their Party for What They Wanted. What Happens After the Kamala Harris Pick?

August 13, 2020
Halliestine Zimmerman, a 71-year-old retired accountant in Mauldin, S.C., has cast a ballot in every election since she came of voting age, having watched her mother work to get more African-Americans to vote in the 1950s.“We are just benefiting from that — from our mothers,” she said on Wednesday, the morning after Kamala Harris was

House Republicans prep for scratching each others’ eyes out to lead whatever’s left of their caucus

August 4, 2020
Let’s be clear, if Trump loses, House Republicans will undoubtedly be in the minority—in fact, they almost surely will no matter who wins the White House. But the main point here is that the House leadership team—Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, and GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney—is already inspiring very little loyalty

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

July 9, 2020
Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a sweeping set of joint policy recommendations on Wednesday, a significant if tentative sign of cooperation among Democrats as Mr. Biden’s campaign continues its appeals to the progressive left.Mr. Biden is expected to adopt many of the recommendations, which were submitted by six policy

How Advocates of Reproductive Justice Found Their Spotlight

November 30, 2019
The hotel ballroom is packed when the spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin takes the stage on a Saturday morning in late October. At least 1,100 mostly women and nonbinary people of color have filled the vast space in the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta in anticipation of her performance and of Stacey Abrams’ keynote address, which will…
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