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Can Stacey Abrams Save American Democracy? | Vogue

Alexis Okeowo, Vogue After losing the contested Georgia gubernatorial race in 2018, “I sat shiva for 10 days,” Abrams says. “Then I started plotting.” Hair, Edward Lampley; makeup, Fara Homidi. Sittings Editor: Carlos Nazario Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, September 2019. Featured Image AN INTOXICATINGLY HOT June afternoon in Atlanta, and scores of attendees at the African American Leadership Council Summit are watching Stacey Abrams, in a simple black-and-white shift dress, take the stage. The air, under twinkling hotel chandeliers, is crackling: Congresswoman Maxine Waters has just declared to the crowd that she is ready to impeach President Trump […]

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What Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy Means to These 7 Congresswomen | Elle

Madison Feller, Elle African American educator and U.S. congresswoman Shirley Chisholm stands at a podium and gives the victory sign, circa 1968. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images). Featured Image Chisholm is a veritable icon. About 50 years ago, she became the first black woman to ever be elected to the U.S. Congress, and from there, she went on to become the first black candidate to run for a major party’s nomination for president and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. A representative of New York’s 12th congressional district, Chisholm ran with the campaign slogan “Unbought […]

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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris in Houston on Saturday, where she unveiled early portions of her first policy rollout, a federal investment in teacher pay.CreditCreditLarry W Smith/EPA, via Shutterstock, Featured Image Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first policy rollout of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Ms. Harris’s proposal, which was billed as the “largest federal investment in teacher pay in U.S. history,” marks the next step for a campaign that began in February before a crowd of 20,000 supporters. In […]

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Racial, Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuits to Make for a Busy Year of Legal Battles As Redistricting Nears | Atlanta Black Star

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties.

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The Abrams Machine Is Not Done Yet | The Atlantic Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

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