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Early voting numbers signal big turnout for midterms as voter suppression looms

In Georgia, close to three times the number of people who voted early during the last midterm election have voted early.

INSIDE A TRUMP RALLY: What are Black Trump supporters thinking?

By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump.

‘Potential’ explosives sent to Obama, Clintons’ homes days after billionaire NY philanthropist is targeted

The United States Secret Service intercepted two potential explosive devices earlier this week that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and the Chappaque home where Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, live

City Council Member Jumaane Williams and Assemblymember Michael Blake announce campaigns for Public Advocate

Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams and Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake announce their plans to run for Public Advocate.

Black women voters seek to shake up midterms

National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., heralded 2018 as “payback year” for African Americans and other minorities who have suffered on the new presidential administration policies and it that seems Black women are in ...

I have a felony conviction. Can I vote?

Many people wonder, “Can a convicted felon vote?” and assume the laws have restricted their rights.

Senators urge Trump Administration to halt deportation of Mauritanians

Harris, Thompson, Nadler, Lofgren, Beatty Lead Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

How 3 Black candidates are running post-Obama

When Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Black Florida high school student, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman, African-Americans — voters, bloggers, columnists, lawmakers, activists and academics — wanted to hear from the nation’s first Black president.

NAACP monitoring possible voter suppression tactics in Georgia governor's race

The nation’s foremost civil rights organization is closely monitoring possible voter suppression in the state of Georgia stemming from Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s ongoing failure to process over 53,000 voter registration applications.

U.S. Sen Cory Booker introduces legislation to fight national poverty

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced a new bicameral bill that will expand the 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to a significantly larger group of federal accounts to ensure more funds are targeted to persistent poverty communities without raising taxes or adding ...

Michael Bloomberg changes party affiliation, re-registers as Democrat

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he is changing his voter registration to Democrat.

Obama issues second round of midterm endorsements

President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature.

Anthony Weiner to be released from prison early

Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to be released from prison about three months earlier than initially scheduled, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

Advocates encourage voting rights for New York parolees

The politics of fear and the false connection between race, dangerousness, and criminality have served as obstacles to parole justice for far too long, according to Anthony Thompson, the director of the New York University Law Center on Race Inequality ...

Cuomo finally raises the age

It took some years, but activists have pushed the governor to raise the age. But is it enough?