Archive for January 2021

State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump’s loss

Republican legislators across the country are preparing a slew of new voting restrictions in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s defeat. Georgia will be the focal point of the GOP push to change state election laws, after Democrats narrowly took both Senate seats there and President Joe Biden carried the state by an even…

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Willie Brown: How Kamala Harris can be the face of the Biden administration

If the inauguration had been a movie it would have been called, “A Co-Star is Born.” Make no mistake, President Biden is the star of the new administration. But it was our own Kamala Harris in her new role as the multiracial, multicultural, Democratic female power ideal who stole the show on Inauguration Day. Read…

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2020: The Year Black Voters Said, ‘Hold Up’

It goes without saying that 2020 ranks as one of the all-time worsts, particularly if you come wrapped in melanin. Goodbye and good riddance to 2020’s cascade of horrors: a once-in-a century global pandemic. A pandemic disproportionately slamming people of color. Worldwide recession as a result of said pandemic. Not to mention that 400-year-old epidemic—American-style…

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