Federal Courts Blunt Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States

Rev. Dr. William J

In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder. The…

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Hillary Clinton’s misquoted criticism of Trump supporters

At a recent New York fundraiser with Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton said “half” of Trump supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables,” while the other half are people who feel the government has let them down and need understanding and empathy. The country is politically divided into two major parties: Democrat and Republican. The parties…

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Hillary Clinton Looks to Build African American Base with Top Staffers

Marlon Marshall, who serves as director of state campaigns and political engagement for Clinton, is as seasoned as any individual in any political camp

As the presidential candidates sprint towards the November 8 election, the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in the African American community. Last month, the Clinton campaign hired Nadia Garnett to lead strategic efforts as the African-American Vote Director. “We have a theory,” Garnett said. “You have to…

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Carson Councilmember Mike Gipson Appointed to ‘Habitat’ Board of Directors

Carson Councilmember Mike Gipson

President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, recently announced that Carson Councilmember Mike Gipson was unanimously elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors. His appointment begins on July 27, 2013. Gipson’s appointment follows the organization’s May 2013 Volunteer Appreciation event where he was honored as…

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