Politics

New York’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks during the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, Feb. 17, 2022. Benjamin, whose seven months in that role has been overshadowed by probes into a previous campaign, was arrested Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in a federal corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) New York Lt. Gov.
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People check in as they prepare to cast their vote in the Georgia run-off election at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center on January 05, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) After Georgia Republicans advanced a bill giving sweeping election policing powers to state law enforcement, subsequently causing concern that it
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Amy Wax and Tucker Carlson (Screenshot/Twitter) Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio. I want to apologize to Tucker Carlson. First of all, there may be a perception that I hate Tucker Carlson when, in fact, I truly love him. I love the “aww-shucks”
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Loading the player… The debate over canceling student loan debt is getting louder as an impasse continues in Washington about how many thousands of dollars in student debt to cancel. But there are also arguments that debt forgiveness could change the financial outlook for Black borrowers, particularly Black women. As college students around the country graduate
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U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions, alongside Director of the Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young, after introducing his budget request for fiscal year 2023 in the State Dining Room of the White House on March 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) The $5.8 trillion federal budget the Biden-Harris administration
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(Wikimedia Commons) Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio. The attempted state takeover of a Mason, Tenn., town is a reminder that America has a long history of taking over Black towns. In what was described as “akin to a hostile takeover,” Tennessee Comptroller
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President Biden signs Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law on March 29, 2022. (Photo: White House) It was a big day in Washington with a lot of emotion after President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the nation’s first anti-lynching legislation after decades of failed attempts to establish federal accountability for racial violence. President
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Loading the player… North Carolina’s ban on voting by felons has been overturned by a state court — a restriction that has prevented some 70,000 people from casting ballots there. According to The Charlotte Observer, current law meant that persons who had been previously incarcerated for felony convictions could not vote until their probation or parole
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(Getty Images) Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio. When I was awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship for Foreign Affairs in 2005, I was thrilled about the prospect of me, a little Black girl from Inglewood, Calif., becoming a U.S. diplomat. But my grandfather reacted
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