Celebrities Show Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick Over Super Bowl 2019 Weekend

02/03/2019 07:36 pm ET By Kimberley Richards Celebrities, athletes and activists used social media to share their support for Colin Kaepernick before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted his gratitude, often by posting photos of people sporting #Imwithkap jerseys ahead of the big game. Kaepernick tweeted

Continue reading

Texas Lawmakers Call For Change After Deaths of Migrant Children

by Adriana Candelaria EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) —  A Houston congresswoman retraced the border areas in El Paso where 8-year-old Felipe Alonso Gomez was apprehended and later transported to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Alamogordo before dying in an Alamogordo hospital. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th District) toured

Continue reading

Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Make Lynching A Federal Crime

12/20/2018 12:38 am ET By Dominique Mosbergen After almost a century of attempts to outlaw lynching nationally, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday that would make the act a federal hate crime. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act was sponsored by the Senate’s three African-American members: Kamala Harris

Continue reading

Barack Obama Throws All His Weight Behind ‘Issue Of Singular Importance’

12/21/2018 12:51 pm ET By Sara Boboltz Former President Barack Obama has taken to heart one cause above others since leaving the White House: the fight to end gerrymandering. On Thursday he announced that the progressive Organizing for Action group, which formed out of the pieces of Obama’s re-election campaign,

Continue reading

Rep. Elijah Cummings Wants Brian Kemp To Testify In Washington About Voter Suppression

By Paul Blumenthal 12/03/2018 04:48 pm ET   Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is interested in calling Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) in to testify about allegations that he aided his own campaign by engaging in voter suppression. “I want

Continue reading

In Georgia, 11th-Hour Daggers Over Voting System

By BILL BARROW and FRANK BAJAK ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp

Continue reading

Trump Again Stoking Anger At Democrats, Media

By JILL COLVIN CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of the most frequent targets of his derision. Trump set aside some of his

Continue reading

Michelle Obama Is Challenging People To Start Voting Squads As Midterms Near

By Kimberley Richards Michelle Obama is continuing her efforts to increase voter turnout in the midterm elections, this time by encouraging people to secure a squad. The former first lady is the co-chair of When We All Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on getting people to the polls. The #VotingSquad challenge encourages

Continue reading

Obama Rips Trump, GOP In Fiery Speeches for Midwest Democrats

By IVAN MORENO and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns

Continue reading