Politics & Law

An Argument Against Single Member District Voting

By Barney Blakeney In the wake of the November 6 general elections that shown a spotlight on polarized politics perhaps more than any in recent memory, reflections on statements made by the late W. Earl Douglas may offer some insight. Several weeks ago, former Charleston County Council Chairman Lonnie Hamilton, III provided this reporter with…

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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many spent last Tuesday and early Wednesday celebrating midterm election wins, Colorado celebrated freedom. With four of the five precincts reporting, slavery in all forms was abolished in the Centennial State. The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of…

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The Florida Election and the Ghost of Gore-Bush

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Democrat Andrew Gillum officially withdrew his concession to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race on Saturday. Gillum’s announcement came after the Secretary of State announced a recount of their race and that of the Florida Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and…

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Part Two of Two-Part Series: Private Facility Offers Clues for Rethinking Stubborn Challenges in U.S. Incarceration

Read Part One By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund has described the U. S. government’s use of for-profit private prisons as “an embarrassing and degrading stain on our democracy.” The organization contends “the maintenance and treatment of those who the state assigns to incarceration is the responsibility of…

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NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s Hanging Comments “Sick”

The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recent statement on being invited to a public hanging. “Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s shameful remarks prove once again how Trump has created a social and political climate that normalizes hateful and racist rhetoric. We’ve seen this in Florida from Ron DeSantis and others during this…

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