Sarafina Wright

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Sarafina Wright is a political correspondent for EBONY.com. Previously she served as the editor of the WI Bridge and staff writer at the Washington Informer in Washington, DC, covering business, education, health and politics. She attended Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing professionally she can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com. Sarafina can be reached at swright@ebony.com.

Trump Admin Wants to Restrict Protests in Front of White House

Trump Admin Wants to Restrict Protests in Front of White House

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 16, 2018

The Trump Administration’s National Park Service has proposed to dramatically curtail free speech demonstrations and special events near the White House, on The National... Read More

Georgia Governor Extends Voter Registration in 4 Counties

Georgia Governor Extends Voter Registration in 4 Counties

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 15, 2018

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order today, 10/15, extending the voter registration deadline in four counties hit by Hurricane Michael to tomorrow, 10/16.... Read More

Voting

Georgia NAACP Files Voter Suppression Lawsuit

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 15, 2018

In response to allegations of voter suppression by gubernatorial candidate and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the NAACP Georgia State Conference filed a... Read More

Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status

Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 15, 2018

The phrase “know your status” is synonymous with one potentially life-threatening disease, but singer Jordin Sparks wants you to be educated about another that... Read More

Senate Candidate Likened Michelle Obama to a Chimp in 2009

Senate Candidate Likened Michelle Obama to a Chimp in 2009

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 15, 2018

In 2009, Republican state senator Karin Housley, compared First Lady Michelle Obama to a “chimp” on  Facebook — now she’s running to represent Minnesota... Read More

Anti-Lynching Legislation by Black Senators Advances

Anti-Lynching Legislation by Black Senators Advances

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 11, 2018

Today, (10/11), the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would... Read More

Meet the 18 Black Women Running for a Seat in Congress

Meet the 18 Black Women Running for a Seat in Congress

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 11, 2018

Some are labeling the 2018 election cycle the “Year of the Woman” thanks to historic runs such as gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams in Georgia.... Read More

Georgia GOP Official Accused of Purging Voters

Georgia GOP Official Accused of Purging Voters

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 10, 2018

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s current Secretary of State and the Republican candidate for governor is accused of purging millions of voter registrations, specifically 1.4 million... Read More

NAACP Partners with WE TV for Midterm Election Mobilization

NAACP Partners with WE TV for Midterm Election Mobilization

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 10, 2018

The NAACP has partnered with WE tv, to target their large group of African-American viewers on Thursday nights, with Romeo Miller, Trina Braxton and Towanda... Read More

House Hopeful Told Go ‘Back to the Reservation’ by GOP Official

House Hopeful Told Go ‘Back to the Reservation’ by GOP Official

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 10, 2018

Sharice Davids, a Democratic candidate running to represent the 3rd congressional district of Kansas was the target of a malicious message on Facebook by... Read More