Politics

Andrew Gillum, Florida, EBONY

Andrew Gillum’s Governor Hopes Hinges on Florida Recount

by Sarafina Wright   Nov 14, 2018

Florida, Florida, Florida. There’s a statewide recount taking place in Florida for a very contentious gubernatorial and Senate race, one that hasn’t been of... Read More

Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts

Meet the Diverse Group of History-Making Women Entering Congress

by Christina Similien   Nov 12, 2018

The midterm elections this year were nothing short of historic. Across the country, women filled up more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

Early Voting Numbers Surpass 2014’s in Multiple States

Early Voting Numbers Surpass 2014’s in Multiple States

by Sarafina Wright   Nov 01, 2018

With less than a week until Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at least 20 million people across the country had already cast their... Read More

Meet the 6 Black Republican Women Running for Congress

Meet the 6 Black Republican Women Running for Congress

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 30, 2018

This is the year of the woman in politics with record gains and historic runs to sit in the top elected seats the country... Read More

Package, Austin, FedEx, Austin bombing

Conservatives Condemn Trump’s Response to Bomb Threats

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 25, 2018

The United States Secret Service stopped two “potentially explosive devices” that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State and... Read More

10 Takeaways from Georgia’s Contentious Governors Debate

10 Takeaways from Georgia’s Contentious Governors Debate

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 23, 2018

Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates Democrat Stacy Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp faced-off on Tuesday (10/23) night on the future of healthcare in the state, DACA... Read More

Belgium Elects Country’s First Black Mayor

Belgium Elects Country’s First Black Mayor

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 19, 2018

Pierre Kompany came to Belgium as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — his son Vincent is a professional footballer in the... Read More

Voting Rights for 1.4 Million Ex-Felons on the Ballot in Florida

Voting Rights for 1.4 Million Ex-Felons on the Ballot in Florida

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 19, 2018

After 850,000 Florida voters signed a petition to demand Amendment 4, the voter rights restoration bill will be on the ballot this November. The... Read More

DC Attorney General Suing Slumlords in Black Neighborhoods

DC Attorney General Suing Slumlords in Black Neighborhoods

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 19, 2018

D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine sued the owners and operators of more than 800+ apartment units in Ward 7 and 8 for forcing hundreds... Read More

Here’s Everyone Running for Mayor in Chicago

Here’s Everyone Running for Mayor in Chicago

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 18, 2018

Considered the top mayoral race to watch this midterm, Chicago has 17 candidates seeking to take over the reigns from Rahm Emanuel who unexpectedly announced... Read More