Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Politics

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Republicans ‘Twisting and Turning’ My Words Into Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s words are being twisted into racism and anti-Semitism by House Republicans. Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women in Congress and is a Palestinian refugee. In an interview with Yahoo News’s “Skullduggery” podcast published on Saturday, Tlaib was asked about her support for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tlaib went on to say that she felt “humbled by the fact that it was my ancestors that had to suffer” for Jews to be safe from the Holocaust. […read more]

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Coming together in Support for a Better New Orleans for All

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — It is again springtime in New Orleans. Which means people across our City will be outside using the many amazing parks and other outdoor facilities enjoying the Big Easy and all it has to offer its citizens. On May 4, 2019 there is millage proposal renewal on the ballot and Data News Weekly believes it is good for our City and we encourage our readers and citizens across the City to get out and vote YES to PW Parks and Recreation – 6.31 Mills Tax. […read more]

John Cooper
Politics

Cooper Takes Different Approach in Mayoral Run

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The predominant themes in this year’s mayoral campaign thus far have been encouraging corporate relocation and investment, wooing big league sports, and reducing the size of city government improving its efficiency. But when Metro Councilman John Cooper changed his mind about running for the office, he also adopted a different strategy. Cooper’s emphasis will be on neighborhood improvement, as well as sound fiscal policy, and rebuilding public trust in city government. […read more]

Tennessee House of Representatives
Op-Ed

OPE-ED” TN Legislature Must Reverse Course and Embrace Voting Rights for All

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — In response to two bills in the state legislature, Senate Bill 0971 and House Bill 1079, that would easier to prevent our neighbors from voting, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker of Sewanee released the following statement: “If we believe that all human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), then efforts to prevent some of God’s children from exercising their franchise must be opposed as a matter of fidelity to our faith.” […read more]

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Community

Roundtable participants address challenges, opportunities

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — In preparation for the upcoming State of Black Women Summit, the Defender Network and the Barbara Jordan Institute at Texas Southern University hosted more than 100 Houston-area women. The goal of the State of Black Women Roundtable, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch, was to develop a list of the most pressing issues for the summit, […read more]

Kanye West visits the Oval Office Oct. 11 to meet with President Trump. As he had on Saturday Night Live and other occasions, as dozens of camera rolled, he stressed the need to end prison slavery by removing the slavery exception clause in the 13th Amendment that enslaves prisoners.
California Voice - San Francisco Bay View

COMMENTARY: The Kanye conflict over the slavery exception clause: Amending the amendment that ‘abolished’ slavery

SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW — “While Kanye is a clown in many senses of the word, his buffoonery can be used to our advantage. Right now he has everyone’s attention, so instead of writing off his statements as if they’re all idiotic remarks, it’s time to critically take a look at the claims he’s making because prisoners have been resisting and fighting to abolish the 13th Amendment for decades and now a magnifying light is amplifying that call.” […read more]

Mayor Andrew Gillum
Politics

Gillum Faces Formidable Odds But Can Still Be Elected Governor Of Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES — The day after the Aug. 28 primary elections in which Andrew Gillum became the first African American nominee for Florida governor, his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, stated, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Afro

A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Defender News Network

Trump’s approval rating drop could be a disaster for the GOP in 2018

DEFENDER NEWS SERVICE — We don’t know if this is the beginning of a trend or not. Three polls are just three polls, though Trump’s approval rating has declined to its lowest level since April, according to the FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics trackers. Still, the President’s approval rating did not shift in the Gallup’s weekly tracker. […read more]

Op-Ed

The Cost of a Vote

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an Read More