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 Shirley 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 […]

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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 Senator Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first […]

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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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The Newest Jim Crow | The New York Times Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of “e-carceration.”

Facebook0Twitter0MailMichelle Alexander , The New York Times Courtesy of the Cornell Chapter of Amnesty International. Featured Image In the midterms, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana, Florida restored the vote to over 1.4 million people with felony convictions, and Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony […]

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