Activists say new Tennessee law aims to suppress African American votes | The Guardian

Khushbu Shah, The Guardian The Equity Alliance registered nearly 100,000 black voters in Tennessee during the midterm elections in 2018. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images. Featured Image Johnson lists off laundromats, nightclubs and churches. Those are the places her team of 150 volunteers visited during the midterm elections last year, registering black voters across Tennessee.…

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A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904 | NPR

Linton Weeks, NPR George Edwin Taylor in 1904. Courtesy of Eartha M.M. White Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida. Featured Image what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run…

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Adrienne Jones elected Maryland’s first African-American, female House speaker | CNN

Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNAmber Ferguson/The Washington Post, Featured Image (CNN) A Maryland lawmaker made history on Wednesday when she became the first woman and first African-American elected as the state’s House speaker. Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously voted as speaker after the two Democratic candidates who were vying for the job stepped aside to nominate her.…

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Baltimore’s Mayor Resigns Over a Series of Self-Published Children’s Books | Slate

Elliot Hannon, Slate Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016. (Patrick Semansky/AP), Featured Image Mayor Catherine Pugh’s bizarre tenure in office came to an end Thursday, when she resigned amid a cloud of scandal and scrutiny over, of all things, a self-published series of children’s books. Scandal…

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Stacey Abrams’s next move could bolster Democrats in Georgia — and her own political fortunes | The Washington Post

Amy Gardner, The Washington Post Stacey Abrams at an event at the Carter Center in Atlanta on April 23, 2019. (Elijah Nouvelage/For The Washington Post), Featured Image , Ga. — In a quiet suite of offices above a bank in this eastern Atlanta suburb, Democrat Stacey Abrams’s newest venture is quickly taking shape. With her…

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Holder calls on 2020 presidential candidates to help redistricting prep | Politico

Daniel Strauss, Politico Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, on Sept. 16, 2014. Susan Walsh—AP Attorney General Eric Holder says a shock loss in Wisconsin earlier this month should be “a wake-up call” for Democrats that the Midwest hasn’t abandoned President Donald Trump’s…

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[WATCH] Angela Davis & Barbara Ransby: We Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Courageous, Bold Black Woman | Democracy Now

Angela Davis &, Barbara Ransby, Democracy Now Ilhan Omar campaigning for state representative in Minnesota. (Chris Newberry), Featured Image of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to…

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