Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote.

Rep. Waters Statement on Republican Voter Fraud in North Carolina

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on voter fraud allegations in the 2018 midterm election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The results of the race – which were initially projected in favor of Republican Mark Harris who had a 905-vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready — are under investigation after evidence of illegal activity by operatives associated with Mark Harris’ campaign was uncovered.

Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students

Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average.

When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives

The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare.

Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album

If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna – the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” – then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket.

USC Trojans to meet the Wisconsin Badgers in the 28th Holiday Bowl

It’s been a season of ups and downs for the USC Trojans, (8-5, 6-3) who arrived in San Diego on Saturday, December 26th to prepare to meet the No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers (9-3, 6-2) in the Holiday Bowl.  This is the Trojans’ second year participating in the Bowl. . The Trojans defeated Nebraska in the 2014 Holiday Bowl, 45-42. “This is something that just worked out for us,” said Mark Neville, Executive Director of San Diego Bowl Game Association.  “We saw this as a great opportunity for us to put on a championship-caliber football game for our fans in San

Timeline: Deputies went 4 times to home where family killed

On the day six children and two adults were fatally shot inside their Houston home, deputies made four separate visits to the house over about a nine hour period before they went inside, according to a timeline authorities released last Thursday.