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#BlackVoterPower, Barack Obama, D'Arreion Toles, News, olympic protest, Tommie Smith, Vote, Voter Registration -

Hilary Brooke Mueller — the White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his apartment building has reportedly been fired from her job. Toles posted his encounter with Mueller on his Facebook account and the video received millions of views. In the video, Toles is seen entering his apartment with his own key but Mueller still proceeded to […]

The post The Download | October 16th: White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his building is fired from her job + 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Historic Olympic Protest appeared first on theGrio.

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After she blessed the nation with the Instagram equivalent of the “I Have a Dream” speech, news outlets everywhere are attributing Tennessee’s sudden spike in voter registration to pop icon Taylor Swift. Apparently, the banjo-strumming pop diva’s newly-discovered wokeness has inspired people who believe that God gave…

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Are you registered to vote? Have you confirmed that your voter registration is valid and ready to go for Election Day? Even if you think you are positively sure everything is OK with your registration, double-check it again—it’s imperative that you do.

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In a Billboard cover story last week, knapsack enthusiast J. Cole admitted that he didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election, claiming that while he would have voted for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton just didn’t motivate him.

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During a star-studded celebration of black girlhood and womanhood, our #foreverandeverandeverFLOTUS Michelle Obama premiered a new PSA for her voting initiative, When We All Vote.

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Singer and actress Janelle Monae is passionate about voting and she wants everyone to get on board. As such, she appears in a new video telling her own voting story and encouraging others to understand the importance of this most important civic duty and right.

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Our forever First lady Michelle Obama will join the 2018 voter registration campaign called “When We All Vote,” Sept. 22-29 for a “week of action."

The post Michelle Obama pushes voters to the polls in new public service announcements about midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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The Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, launched in October by activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd, and Rukia Lumumba and dedicated to increasing the Black vote, is only getting started. In its first campaign, #WakandaTheVote, the initiative successfully registered over 1,000 voters during the opening weekend of Black Panther. The intention […]

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