Trump lost, but can Democrats win?
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by Tony Jones
3d ago
Gleeful Democrat leaning voters elated over the news that former president Donald Trump was convicted on thirty-four counts of falsifying business records were given a swift reality check the very next daywhen Fox News reported that the Trump campaign had raised more than $50 million overnight after his history making trial and conviction.  A jury of twelve unanimously handed down a guilty verdict, making him the first president to be tried for criminal charges in American history. Sentencing is scheduled for July 11, and he has six months to file for appeal, meaning he can still run for ..read more
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Trump Proudly Accepts Endorsements From Rappers Charged With Murder
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by Talia Jane
2w ago
Criminals of a feather flocked together on Thursday as Trump hosted two Brooklyn rappers out on bail for murder conspiracy during a campaign rally in the Bronx. Rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow were indicted in 2023, alongside some 30 other people, as part of a massive investigation into two rival Brooklyn gangs. Sheff G—real name Michael Williams—allegedly used his accomplishments to help fund widespread violence. According to the New York Daily News, Williams was released on a $150,000 cash or $1 million bond in April after being charged with conspiracy, multiple m ..read more
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Morehouse students acquitted themselves well
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by Rosetta Miller Perry
2w ago
By Rosetta Miller-Perry The students at Morehouse College gave many of their peers across the nation a lesson in the proper way to make a statement and protest this past Sunday. When President Joe Biden gave the commencement address, there were those who protested, but they didn’t disrupt anything. They didn’t issue any death threats towards other students, and they didn’t make such a spectacle of themselves that the cause they were  highlighting, the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza, was ignored due to their conduct. A key part of the President’s speech was about HBCUs and their impor ..read more
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How President Biden and the Democrats Can Lose 2024
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by Dr. John E. Warren
2w ago
While the mainstream news media is fixated on the Trial of Donald Trump and his soaring poll numbers in spite of his legal problems, someone needs to have a conversation with President Biden about how he got in office and why he is losing the Black vote in particular, when he and the Democratic Party appear to think they have done enough for Black folks. The Democratic Party appears to have forgotten that all states are “battleground states” if you are losing where you should be winning. Wake up call: the Black Vote is not concerned with a speech at Morehouse, or a meeting with the “Divine Ni ..read more
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Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Disability Rights Groups Ask Court to Block Enforcement of Law Criminalizing Absentee Ballot Application Assistance
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by Article submitted
1M ago
Montgomery, AL — A coalition of civil rights, voting rights, and disability rights organizations filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in Alabama State Conference of the NAACP et al. v. Marshall et al. With this motion, Plaintiffs ask the court to pause the state of Alabama from criminalizing the assistance of voters with their absentee ballot applications, which now may result in felony penalties of up to 20 years in prison.   If timely granted, the requested injunction would prevent the state from implementing the recently enacted Senate Bill 1 (SB1) prior to Octob ..read more
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Op-Ed: Why MAGA Policies Are Detrimental to Black Communities
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by Article submitted
1M ago
By Ron Reynolds, Texas State Representative As a representative deeply invested in the well-being of my constituents, I feel compelled to shed light on the harmful impact of the MAGA agenda. While its proponents claim to champion America’s greatness, the reality is far from uplifting, especially for Black Americans. Let’s be clear: Make America Great Again (MAGA) is not a call for progress; it’s a thinly veiled attempt to turn back the clock on the hard-fought gains of marginalized communities, including Black Americans. From voting rights to healthcare to economic opportunity, the policies es ..read more
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Tennessee House Passes Controversial Bill Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns Amid Protests
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by Article submitted
1M ago
Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune)-In a move that has stirred uproar, Tennessee House Republicans successfully passed legislation on Tuesday that will permit certain trained teachers and school staff to carry handguns on campus. The decision came despite strong opposition from Democrats, students, and gun-reform advocates who had urged for the bill’s defeat. The atmosphere inside the state capitol became heated as the legislation passed with a 68-28 vote. Dozens of protestors, stationed in the galleries, erupted in chants of “Blood on your hands,” directed at the lawmakers who supported the bill ..read more
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TN Bar Assoc. Applauds Approval of Additional Funding for Indigent Representation
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by Article submitted
1M ago
NASHVILLE, TENN. (TN Tribune) — The Tennessee General Assembly yesterday approved critical additional funding for court-appointed attorneys representing the indigent in state courts. The funds, $8.6 million in additional recurring funding, were included in the FY 2024-2025 budget, and will provide a $10 increase in the hourly reimbursement rate of compensation, along with a proportionate increase in the current cap on the total amount a court-appointed attorney may earn per case, marking the first time this rate has been increased since 1997. The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) applauds the T ..read more
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Law targets Trans foster children says TEP
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by Logan Langlois
1M ago
By Logan Langlois NASHVILLE, TN — Governor Bill Lee signed HB2169/ SB1738 into law earlier this week, introduced by Representative Mary Littleton in the State House and Senator Paul Rose in the Senate. Civil Rights groups such as the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) have criticized the bill as a threat to the civil rights of trans foster children as it would prohibit “the Department of Children’s Services from requiring an adoptive or foster parent to support a policy on sexual orientation or gender identity that conflicts with the parent’s sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.” TEP Poli ..read more
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Donald Trump and Mike Johnson Join Forces to Ban Abortion Nationwide
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by Article submitted
2M ago
National-Donald Trump’s statements on abortion have been all over the place this week as he and his campaign scrambled to respond to the consequences of Trump overturning Roe v. Wade and ripping away women’s freedoms. Today, Trump will host and campaign alongside anti-abortion and anti-IVF extremist Mike Johnson. Johnson and Trump are making it clear to anyone watching: a MAGA-controlled White House and Congress would be the end of women’s right to choose. Just look at their records: -Nominated three SCOTUS justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, unleashing extreme abortion bans ..read more
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