How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Jefferson County Georgia Mayor Compares ‘Black Voters Matter’ To Suicide Cult Amid Bus Controversy

By Hayley Miller   A mayor in Jefferson County, Georgia, where officials ordered dozens of black elderly voters off a bus headed for the polls earlier this week, posted an apparently racist message on the Facebook page of Black Voters Matter. Bartow Mayor Robert Morris on Wednesday wrote that Black Voters

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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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Obama Pushes People to Vote, Says Midterm Elections Can Be ‘More Important than a Presidential Race’

by Diana Stancy Correll  | October 17, 2018 04:10 PM Former President Barack Obama is urging people to vote in the 2018 midterms, and says sometimes these elections that take place between presidential contests are “even more important than a presidential race.” In a new video posted by ATTN: on

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Georgia Election Crisis Grows As Seniors Ordered Off a Bus For Early Voting

by Mo Barnes The upcoming Georgia midterm elections have been fraught with highly questionable tactics to suppress the Black vote.Last week, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is running for Georgia governor was hit with a lawsuit over the actions of his office. The Campaign Legal Center and Lawyers’ Committee for

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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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