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Thursday, 08 November 2018 01:47

OP-ED: After the Midterms: The fight has just begun

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Everyone is basking in the moment. After two years of Donald Trump, Republican-controlled everything, many dangerous setbacks, a rollback of protections and a toxic environment, Democrats finally got a win on Tuesday! After securing control of the House and garnering several governorships, Democrats got a semblance of a check on this President. But before you […]

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 22:51

Jeff Sessions Fired as Attorney General by Trump

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his post on Wednesday, ending a strenuous tenure as the nation’s top lawyer, CNN reports. Sessions was let go from his post at the request of President Donald Trump, according to his resignation letter. “At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” he wrote in a letter to White […]

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Update: 11/7/18 5:35 p.m. Stacey Abrams is committed to staying in the race for Georgia governor and is calling for supporters who may have sent in paper ballots to contact the Voter Protection Hotline to ensure their votes count. “Make no mistake: This race is not over. As we have done since day one, my […]

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President Donald Trump accused Yamiche Alcindor, a White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, of asking a “racist” question during press conference at the executive mansion on Wednesday. Alcindor, the daughter of Haitian-born parents, questioned whether Trump’s use of the word “nationalism” while rallying ahead of the midterm elections was a coded way for him to […]

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The Stacey Abrams for governor campaign announced the launch of an aggressive provisional ballot chase program to ensure that every eligible voter’s voice is heard, and every ballot is counted.   With tens of thousands of ballots in Democratic strongholds across the state left uncounted, the campaign is investing substantially in a radio buy for the […]

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Looks like three more states have joined the green revolution, and decriminalized the use of marijuana. Tuesday, Michigan became the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. And voters in both Missouri and Utah elected to legalize marijuana for medical purposes just like 30 other […]

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LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

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Here are just a few of the groundbreaking victories that will change the face of politics in America.

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  Michigan Gov.-elect Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is willing to work across the aisle with the Republican-controlled Legislature and offered an encouraging outlook for the next four years in the governor’s mansion, the Detroit Free Press reports. She will also bring to the state capitol Michigan’s first African American lieutentant governor, Garlin Gilchrist II, a Detroit-born activist, who served as […]

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“Mom, where are you?” I remember these being my first thoughts and words when I first heard the news about a shooting in Jeffersontown, Ky., a suburb of Louisville. My stomach dropped and my heart beat wildly in my chest. J-town is where I grew up. It’s where I return for family gatherings and holiday […]

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It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support behind Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, reactions were mixed, to say the least. Self-affirmed stans of the superstar praised their queen, while others understandably asked why she’d…

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:00

With the Election Too Close to Call, What Happens Next?

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With the majority of the precincts reporting, Brian Kemp maintained about a 69,000 vote lead over Stacey Abrams which translates to 50.42 percent for Brian Kemp versus 48.64 percent for Stacey Abrams, according to reports from 11-Alive. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz had just under one percentage point or about 36,500 votes. In Georgia, to be […]

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WorkSource Atlanta (WSA) has received a $715,000 discretionary grant from the Technical College System of Georgia. In concert with partners at the State of Georgia, and under the leadership of newly appointed interim Executive Director Kimberlyn Daniel, WSA submitted a strategic plan to the governing State board detailing the steps taken to place the critical […]

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If you’re like me then your blood pressure is probably going through the roof waiting for the results of this Tuesday night election. But never fear, the lovely people who populate Instagram have some optical distractions for your viewing pleasure.

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Leave it to Beyoncé to debut an eleventh-hour drop—though this time, it wasn’t a surprise single. Instead, the Queen gave a last-minute endorsement to Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who’s challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz today in the midterms in her home state of Texas where, according to The Cut,…

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Every year, People magazine designates its “Sexiest Man Alive.”And every few years, we agree with them; the last time being in 2016, when the magazine rightly honored Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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