America’s first black female governor? Stacey Abrams: ‘You don’t tell yourself no’ | The Guardian After winning the state’s Democratic primary, Abrams tells Lucia Graves about her uphill battle to win in Georgia, a state with a history of segregationist governors

After winning the state’s Democratic primary, Abrams tells Lucia Graves about her uphill battle to win in Georgia, a state with a history of segregationist governors.

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Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s Mother, Is Considering Running For Political Office In Ferguson | Essence Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

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New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees | Colorlines An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

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Black politics 2.0: The post-Obama generation is so done with the Democratic Party’s old ways | Washington Post This is what the post-Obama era of black electoral politics looks like — and it is taking shape largely outside the daily headlines in Washington.

This is what the post-Obama era of black electoral politics looks like — and it is taking shape largely outside the daily headlines in Washington.

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Alicia Garza Launches New Organization to Harness Black Political Power | Colorlines “Black folks drive the progressive political power in this country, but rarely benefit from the fruits of our labor. We are launching the Black Futures Lab as a way to mobilize around our needs, hopes and dreams.”

“Black folks drive the progressive political power in this country, but rarely benefit from the fruits of our labor. We are launching the Black Futures Lab as a way to mobilize around our needs, hopes and dreams.”

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