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A More Diverse Congress, a More Perfect Union?
January 11, 2019
No freedom in this homeland of the free, but this Congress offers freedom possibilities. It offers the possibility of fixing the Voting Rights Act, even as the Supreme Court has attempted to erode voting rights, even as at least two elections were stolen in 2018, those of Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida. ... read more »
Can a Woman’s Coalition Survive Petulant White Women?
November 29, 2018
Black, White, Latina, Asian, Native, Palestinian and other women have starkly different experiences. We are joined by our gender but separated by the status of the men in our race, and by the differential privilege that some women experience. ... read more »
Mississippi Senate Race May Be Defining Moment for Black Voters
November 22, 2018
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark to a colleague that “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row” puts the Magnolia State at center stage for Black voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
First Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Concedes
November 22, 2018
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. ... read more »
Dems Dominate The U.S. House of Representatives With A ‘Blue Wave,’ But Republicans Still Control the Senate  
November 8, 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, voters headed to their local polling places to elect their U.S. House representatives and Senate leaders during the long a waited 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
Jesse Louis Jackson is Our Civil Rights Icon
October 11, 2018
Jackson changed the way that African American people saw ourselves politically. Before him, we thought we could not make a difference. Because of him, we know that we can. Before him, we did not believe, in his words, that “the hands that picked peaches could pick Presidents.” ... read more »
In the Race for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis in Early Polls
October 11, 2018
In what is expected to be a wave year for Democrats, Gillum may be a beneficiary of high turnout, which typically favors Democrats. ... read more »
HBCU Millennials Energized to Vote!
September 14, 2018
Believing in hope and the possibility of change, many historically Black institutions across the nation are taking the reins when it comes to increasing voter awareness and registration among their student body. ... read more »
Breaking the Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling
September 14, 2018
In the 240-year history of the United States, four African American men have presided as the chief executive of a state or commonwealth. Only two were elected in their own right – Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2006, and Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1989. David Paterson of New York was elevated to the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer in 2008 ... read more »
Black Political Excellence
September 13, 2018
What is exciting about the Black political excellence is that it also represents a generational changing of the guard. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (9/6-9/13/18)
September 6, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Primary, Could Become Florida’s First African American Governor
August 31, 2018
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state's first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. ... read more »
Black mayor: Remove Florida Capitol’s Confederate monument
August 24, 2017
The black mayor of Florida's capital city stood in front of a 135-year-old Confederate monument in front of the state Capitol Saturday and said the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, now make it a priority to remove Confederate symbols like the ones he walked past every day of his life. ... read more »
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