Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Trump Administration Plans ‘Maintenance’ Work During Obamacare’s Affordable Healthcare Act Open Enrollment. Again.

Angela Helm 10/10/18 11:45pm After pushing through a Supreme Court nominee who was clearly unqualified for the High Court, and suffering no real repercussions for tearing families apart, the Trump administration continues on its petty AF tour, announcing that it is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the

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Racist Stuff From the ’60s Happening in Georgia in 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 Sweet, a loyalty-fueled social marketplace, has partnered with Rock the Vote to spread the word about the importance of young people exercising their right to vote. Sweet’s platform boosts voter engagement by combining a loyalty platform with a digital reward token called Sugar. Sweet

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9 Year Old Black Child Wrongly Accused of Grabbing White Woman ‘Cornerstore Caroline’

By Enjoli Francis  Bill Hutchinson Oct 16, 2018, 2:10 PM With tears streaming down his cheeks, a 9-year-old black child spoke out at a community meeting in New York about being wrongly accused of grabbing a white woman’s backside in a corner store — an incident disproved by security-camera footage.

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The Color of Economic Anxiety

Malaika Jabali 10 Oct 2018   Is the collapse of Democratic fortunes due to economic anxiety? Just ask Black Milwaukeeans. “Studies show that voter suppression was among the least important factors affecting black turnout in Wisconsin.” The building loomed over the intersection like an apparition. Though hollowed out and lifeless,

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Majority of Black Women Mayors Across The Nation Gather For Special Portrait

Christina Coleman Apr, 27, 2018 If 2017 was dubbed the “Year of The Black Woman Mayors,” 2018 is a manifestation of that bold statement. That was never made more clear than on Jan. 26, 2018 when 19 Black woman mayors — some newly elected — gathered at a special reception in

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Can Gun Control Advocate Lucy McBath Win In Gun-Loving Georgia?

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 10/07/2018 05:45 am ET Lucy McBath’s name is intimately tied to the issue of guns. The Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was first thrust into the national spotlight in 2012, when her black 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot dead at a Florida gas station by

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Black Lives Rising: Why The Black Vote Is Important For The 2018 Midterm Elections

It’s Time for Black Millennials to Utilize Our Voting Power Brianna Rhodes The black vote is powerful. Andrew Gillum winning the Democratic primary in Florida and Justin Fairfax being elected to lieutenant governor last year for the state of Virginia, was largely due to the Black vote. Since being elected,

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Litesa Wallace Won’t Stop Until Government Works For Everyone

Andrea González-Ramírez March 9, 2018, 2:08 PM Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace doesn’t mince words when she addresses the reason holding women of color back from running for office: Money. “There’s an economic challenge for women of color to enter into politics,” she told Refinery29. “We need the economic policies

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