The Major Difference Between Black Male and Female Voters

Since the years following the New Deal, when the majority of Black voters left the Republican Party, Black men and women have turned out in spectacular numbers for Democrats in presidential elections. No other racial group has been as consistent for the Dems. This year’s contest was no different; roughly 90 percent of this bloc…

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There Are Still No U.S. Airports Named After Women of Color

For the first time in its 92-year history, New York’s Rochester International Airport has changed its name. The airport will now be known as the Frederick Douglass International airport, following a grassroots effort to pay homage to the man who was born into slavery and escaped to become a revered scholar, abolitionist, and statesman. Douglass…

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Georgia Voters and the Democrats’ Political Strategy

One day after Florida election officials announced that President Trump and Republican candidates had so badly beaten Democrats up and down the ballot that pundits were asking if Florida had become an irreversible red state, Joe Biden’s Florida campaign held a statewide conference call. “There was a Florida campaign call today that said Florida allowed us [Biden]…

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LaTosha Brown Says a New South Is Rising

LaTosha Brown doesn’t like to use the terms “blue state” and “red state.” It’s true, Georgia voted in Joe Biden’s favor during the 2020 presidential election and technically became a “blue state.” But Brown thinks the red state/blue state framework limits us. “It makes you choose a side. Ultimately, what we’re trying to say is…

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The Black women who made Kamala Harris’ historic win possible

Kamala Harris will become the first multi-ethnic Black woman vice president. This is the highest elected office that a Black woman in the United States has ever achieved. While this monumental win in it of itself is cause for celebration, it is necessary to contextualize this historic victory. Read more at Yahoo News.

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On a pedestal: A tribute to monumental women

At a time when many statues of controversial historical figures are coming down, some lofty women are going up. In New York City’s Central Park, a monument has been unveiled honoring women’s suffrage pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with sculptor Meredith Bergmann about the Women’s Rights…

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Black homeowner, 2 appraisals, $62,000 difference

Christina Jordan was in the process of purchasing a new condo in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood when the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, making her question if it was the right time to move. Jordan, 37, dropped her plans but decided to refinance her Oakland condo, which is west of Oakwood Beach, after hearing it was…

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