Representative Mike Curcio urges members of the House subcommittee on Criminal Justice to pass his bill that will strip Nashville’s COB of its subpoena power and remove COB members who come from communities most affected by police violence. The bill, HB 658, now heads to the full House for a floor vote.
Government

Dickson Republican Tell House Committee Cutting COB is Best Practice

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Representative Mike Curcio repeatedly and mistakenly cited a 2001 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) article. […read more]

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Commentary

Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Anti-Black or African American” bias accounted for nearly half of all crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, which rose 18 percent according to the FBI data, while “Anti-American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Anti-Multiple Races, Group,” and “Anti-Hispanic or Latino” hate crimes all increased over 20 percent (251, 180, and 427 incidents, respectively). […read more]

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Election Day countdown: The war for maximum voter turnout in Nov. 6 election is on

THE MISSISSIPPI LINK — The suit alleges that Georgia’s “‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” according to a statement from the organization.The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp over the state’s “discriminatory and unlawful ‘exact match’ voter suppression scheme.” […read more]

Op-Ed

Black Democrats Miss the Big Picture

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was having a discussion with this friend about the latest goings on in D.C.  This person is a very prominent White political operative and he was asking me to help him understand what he called “the peculiarity of Read More