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Four Black Political Pioneers Pen Book of Their Lives | AFRO

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” (St. Martin’s Press) tracks the stories of Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, (With Veronica Chambers) in a book that is part memoir, an ode to friendship and an insider’s tome to the political landscape over the last few decades.

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Virginia GOPs Appeal Decision for New Legislative Map That Won’t Pack Black Voters Into Certain Districts | Atlanta Black Star

Associated Press , Atlanta Black Star Photo illustration by Tracy Ma. Source photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via Library of Congress. Featured Image — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic voters accuse Republicans, who hold the majority, of packing black voters into certain districts to make surrounding districts whiter and more Republican. A three-judge federal court in Virginia ruled 2-1 in June […]

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Deval Patrick to Announce He Will Not Run for President in 2020 | The New York Times Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

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Memo to black men: Stop voting Republican | Boston Globe BROTHERS, WE NEED to talk.

RENÉE GRAHAM , Boston Globe Members of the audience wait for President Donald Trump to arrive at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Featured Image the midterm elections, about 17 percent of black men voted to give Texas Republican Ted Cruz another term in the Senate. Around about 11 percent supported Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, even though he did his best, as the Republican secretary of state, to disenfranchise more than a million voters, the majority of them African-American. So, here’s my […]

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What’s up with all those Black Men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia Governor’s race? | The Washington Post White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history.

White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history.

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HBCUs​ Set Foundation for Black Politicians in Key Positions | The Washington Informer What Kamala Harris, Alma Adams, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams all have in common, in addition to being influential in U.S. politics, is they’re graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Howard University, North Carolina A&T, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Spelman College.

What Kamala Harris, Alma Adams, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams all have in common, in addition to being influential in U.S. politics, is they’re graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Howard University, North Carolina A&T, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Spelman College.

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5 Women Who Changed How We Think About Race | The New York Times

Amisha Padnani , The New York Times Pager, a Harvard sociologist who died on Nov. 2, demonstrated the tenacious power of race in hiring decisions. We looked back through our obituary archives and found five other women, some recently deceased, whose thinking had an impact on our understanding of race. 1862–1931 Ida B. Wells Ms. Wells was a slave-turned-journalist who took on racism in the Deep South decades before the civil rights movement with powerful articles on the lynchings of black men. Drawing in readers with fiery language, she also pioneered investigative reporting techniques that remain central methods of modern […]

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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.”

Michelle Alexander , The New York Times Courtesy of the Cornell Chapter of Amnesty International. Featured Image 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 trials. These are the latest examples of the astonishing progress that has been made in the last several years on a wide range of criminal justice issues. Since 2010, when I published “The New Jim Crow” — which argued that a system of legal discrimination and […]

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