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2018 Midterms, Andrew Gillum, Florida, News, Politics, Video, Voting -

  Florida’s ongoing recount battle heads back to a courtroom Wednesday. Lawyers for Democrats will ask a federal judge to set aside the state law mandating that mailed-in votes be thrown out if the signature on the envelope doesn’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is the latest skirmish in Florida’s legally […]

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Andrew Gillum, FAMU, HBCUs, Media, Midterms, News, Politics, Top Stories, Video, Voting, Youth -

In Dr. Atira Charles management class at Florida A&M University, there is a real life case study playing out before students’ eyes: Andrew Gillum, a FAMU alum and pride of Tallahassee, is in the middle of the campaign of a lifetime. For young Black students at one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black colleges and […]

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10. To direct passive-aggressive subs at significant others.

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A few weeks ago I attended a briefing with former Attorney General, Eric Holder, about the 2018 midterms, and without a shred of hyperbole in his voice, he told those of us in attendance that these upcoming elections may be some of the most important of our lifetime. The urgency in Holder’s voice that afternoon can be […]

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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who won’t allow bomb threats to intimidate her, is encouraging voters to “step up to the plate” on Election Day. The Root caught up with Auntie Maxine at this year’s Women in Media Awards in New York City.

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The Root’s Video Producer Felice Leon and I went to Harlem to ask black voters what issues they want to see addressed. We found people who were more than ready to get to the polls but, as important as these upcoming elections are, we still found some folks were not motivated to vote.

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We really need to stop pushing this narrative that Georgia is trying to prevent 107,000 people from voting. Sure, Republican Brian Kemp is Georgia’s secretary of state and is currently running against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who, if elected would become the first black governor is the history of the United States.

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colin kaepernick, midterm elections, voting -

Colin Kaepernick has done more than most to increase the urgency for criminal justice reform and racial equality. He has withstood being vilified by those who care more about a quiet state of injustice than an uncomfortable peace, including President Donald Trump. He has lost the ability to use his enormous athletic…

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Several states have instituted stricter voter ID laws since the 2016 presidential election; more, still, are purging voter rolls in the lead up to the election, and the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Ohio’s aggressive purging law means you can expect many more people to be removed. So, even if you’re…

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Earlier this week, millions rejoiced as sentient Facebook algorithm Taylor Swift emerged from her rhinestone-studded cocoon of caucasity to reveal that she recently discovered racism and the importance of voting. This act apparently caused a massive voter registration spike. According to Kamari Guthrie, director of…

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We hit the streets of Harlem to see what Black people are saying about restoring voting rights to former felons and other tactics of suppressing the Black vote.

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Today is a key day to register to vote in 17 states, where a lot is at stake for Black folks.  If you've slept on midterm elections before, now is the time to care.

The post Today is your last chance to register to vote in these 17 states- Are you ready for the midterm elections? appeared first on theGrio.

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We here at The Root always come with receipts, as hard as they may be to bear. Last week, writer Michael Harriot asked, “Why Is It So Damn Hard to Vote?” Tonight, The Root writer Monique Judge answered, but regardless of the obstacles, one of our favorite big men on late-night has some sage advice:

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices. He laments in campaign speeches on behalf of Republican candidates that blacks’ support for Democrats had become “habit,” having voted for them “for 100 years,” […]

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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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On Wednesday night the NAACP hosted a “National Call to Action” in preparation for the highly anticipated midterm elections.

The post Power of 5: NAACP calls on Black voters nationwide to register 5 people and get them to the polls appeared first on theGrio.

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Let’s be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black women get the job done.

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U.S. citizens are encouraged to cast their ballots in every election, but one woman who had done time behind bars, did so not knowing that it would result in more jail time for her. Crystal Mason, 43, was sentenced to five years by a judge on Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election. […]

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One year after Trump’s electoral college win and resounding popular vote defeat (never forget), there are still daily headlines about Twitter shenanigans that border on declarations of war, budget cuts that gut vital services for millions of Americans and Trump appointees and nominees who are not even remotely qualified for their titles. It follows that […]

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The United States Supreme Court’s decision to review a challenge to Ohio’s voters roll purge […]

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When it came time to get in the game and put our ballots where our mouths (and tweets) were, Colin Kaepernick was dishearteningly absent.

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Election Day is one day away. If you don't already know, here's how you can vote and other key details to know going into the polls...

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Threats surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

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Marc Lamont Hill visited Power 105.1’s  The Breakfast Club recently to talk with D.J. Envy, Charlamagne the God, and Angela Yee. During the interview, Hill talked about life growing up in North Philly, homelessness, dropping out of Morehouse, getting his act together and returning back to Morehouse as a professor. He also made it clear that when […]

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was always more than just a basketball player. He had a mature intelligence […]

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theGRIO REPORT - A new report commissioned by the ACLU finds that many Pennsylvania residents who would not have the proper identification to vote in the general election are unaware that they could be turned away at the polls...

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Eric Holder's remarks last week that voter ID laws are a modern-day version of a poll tax are receiving criticism from Texas governor Rick Perry...

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(AP) - When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport...

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Barack Obama, Black Voters, Election 2012, Mike Turzai, Mitt Romney, Opinion, Politics, Republicans, Video, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Suppression, Voting, Voting Rights, Youth Vote -

OPINION - The Republican strategy for winning the youth vote, black vote, and low-income vote has been to ensure that no one belonging to any of those three groups is able to vote

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theGRIO REPORT - A Harvard University PhD candidate has conducted a study that may explain why polling data in political races with black candidates has been so unpredictable...

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