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Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision on Gerrymandering
July 4, 2019
“…The highest court in the land, in fact, chose to condone partisan gerrymandering, a political tactic that has long been used to suppress political representation for black and brown voters and ultimately helped to elect Trump.” ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
SPECIAL REPORT: Women Play Key Role in Ensuring African Democracy
May 30, 2019
While the top three candidates this year are all men, women have again taken a leadership role in ensuring free and fair elections and they’ve been largely responsible for what’s believed to have been an electoral race free of determinative manipulation. ... read more »
SPECIAL NNPA REPORT: Election Process in Malawi Exhibited Best of African Democracy
May 30, 2019
With lines in some places that stretched as far as the eye could see – and after many voters walked several miles to participate – the process had some noting that the Western world, including the United States, could learn a lesson from Malawians in Democracy. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 21, 2019
“Presidential elections and the voter experience have long been fraught for black people. From racist poll taxes to made-up literacy tests to the egregious rollback of voting rights over the past 50 years, American democracy has, at times, felt like a weird and failed social experiment.” —Patrisse Cullors ... read more »
Three Misconceptions About the Black Vote
November 8, 2018
“…criticism of Black voter turnout that does not include increased access to high-quality equitable education is misguided to say the least. Demanding people vote without addressing inequities that disenfranchise them consents to the American myth of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.’” ... read more »
Rep. Waters’ Statement on the Indictment of 13 Russian Nationals and 3 Russian Entities for Election Interference
February 21, 2018
Rep. Waters’ Statement on the Indictment of 13 Russian Nationals and 3 Russian Entities for Election Interference ... read more »
Chandler-Cole Pushes for Change in Gardena
March 1, 2017
SENTINEL ENDORSES CHARITY CHANDLER-COLOR FOR CITY OF GARDENA COUNCILMEMBER ... read more »
Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic  
November 30, 2016
"Can we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?" ... read more »
Open Letter to Donald Trump
September 8, 2016
I'm sorry but Black women didn't get the memo on how poorly educated we are. ... read more »
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