Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Maryland’s Jealous Would Broaden Gun-Control, Oppose Trump

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press – Oct 27, 2018 BALTIMORE — Democrat Ben Jealous said recently that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or

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Stacey Abrams supporters posing for a photo with the candidate in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr

Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris Goes on Racist Rant After County Stops Black Voters Matter From Helping Elderly Vote

Kira Lerner Oct 17, 2018, 3:10 pm LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — The mayor of a Georgia town in the same county where administrators blocked Black Voters Matter from bringing elderly black voters to the polls said on Facebook Wednesday that the group’s work is “utterly reprehensible.” Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris,

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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

By Carole Levine | 21 hours ago It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it

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‘EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE’: Brazile Urges Voting

John Mitchell Tribune Staff Writer When Donna Brazile makes and appearance, a message touting the importance of voting is never far behind. Such was the case Friday evening when Brazile delivered the keynote speech and accepted the Fannie Lou Hamer award for Political Leadership at the NAACP Philadelphia Gala Awards

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Maryland Republican Governor, Larry Hogan and Democratic Nominee Ben Jealous Jab During Forum; Guard Accused of ‘Slamming’ Staffer

By Rachel Chason Email Bio Follow October 12 at 6:00 PM Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous met Friday for the second time ever, and things did not go smoothly. The candidates offered pointed critiques in their respective speeches during a Maryland Municipal League luncheon,

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Stacey Abrams Campaign Calls On Brian Kemp To Resign As Georgia’s Election Chief

By Nick Visser POLITICS 10/11/2018 07:46 pm ET The campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, reportedly urged her opponent, Brian Kemp, to resign as Georgia secretary of state on Thursday following a report that his office had frozen more than 53,000 voter registrations, many of them

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NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

By Lilly Workneh, BLACK VOICES 05/23/2017 05:43 pm ET The NAACP, one of the country’s longstanding racial justice and civil rights organizations, pledged to execute a vigorous “transformational, system-wide refresh” to help better position them to confront today’s urgent fight against injustice. The organization announced the new plan on May

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