Politics & Law

CBC Urges Senate to Reject Nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Congressional Black Caucus has mailed letters to the Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Minority Leader, urging the Senate to vote down the nomination of Andrew S. Oldham for judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals because of his history of challenging nonwhites’ access…

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Black Women Make History Nationwide with Runs for Political Office

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Contributor This year, an unprecedented number of Black women have made history running for political offices across the country. According to blackwomeninpolitics.com, a comprehensive database that lists women of color running for political offices in 2018, currently, over 600 Black female candidates are running for offices nationwide. In an election…

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Poll Managers Needed for June Primary Elections

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the statewide primary June 12. BEVR needs about 200 poll managers in the following areas: Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, Hollywood, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach. “Poll managers have a unique…

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Always on My Mind: President Trump’s Weird Obsession with Rep. Maxine Waters Continues with Michigan Speech

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a campaign-style rally in Michigan. The rally in Washington Township, Michigan was scheduled to counter the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which Trump skipped for the second year in a row. During his speech, Trump addressed the…

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Did Trump Meet His Match in President of Nigeria?

Try as he might, President Trump couldn’t land a deal with Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari at their tête-à-tête in Washington last month. Deploying his usual tough talk on trade, the U.S. president was shooting for a deal that would open the doors to U.S. farm products by “ripping down” Nigerian trade barriers that protect the…

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How Much Does Crossing The Color Line In Voting Cost?

By Barney Blakeney They’re sometimes described as backstabbers, traitors or sellouts – Blacks who support white candidates over Black candidates vying for the same positions. As the political season intensifies, lines are being drawn and supporters are choosing sides. For many, choosing sides is more complicated than merely aligning with those of like interests. Some…

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