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Politicking (/ˈpɑlətɪkɪn/)
Whenever commissioners or the secretary of state sends out a piece of mail to a voter’s household, that mail runs the risk of returning, for whatever reason. That return could spell trouble for a legitimate voter ... This amounts to more than one triggering event, and multiple events can put a voter on inactive status...
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Black and brown women have found considerable inspiration in the age of President Donald Trump; they’ve been inspired to run for office. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, 266 women of color are major-party candidates for the U.S. Congress in 2020. This record is a repeat of the record achieved during the...
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The state of Mississippi wants you to stand in line with a bunch of coughing strangers to vote this November, even amid a pandemic that is on track to kill 200,000 Americans by Halloween. Mississippi leaders currently only allow state residents to vote absentee if they are over the age of 65, permanently disabled, temporarily...
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Local school districts throughout the south are determined to pull kids back into schools this fall amid a national pandemic, and some parents and teachers are understandably nervous. They have good reason to be anxious. Schools that tentatively pushed their doors open and welcomed students back in late July were already getting hit with Covid...
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In early July, reporters caught an exchange between Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Rep. Ted Roho, R-Florida, that shined an ugly light on male behavior and U.S. history, according to critics. According to a Hill reporter, Ocasio-Cortez was walking up the east front steps of the Capitol to cast a vote Monday afternoon when both Yoho...
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Critics blasted the Trump administration this week for cutting the feet out from under Black residents looking to protect their neighborhoods from poison and environmental damage. President Donald Trump announced his plan to  stymie elements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires government agencies to conduct reviews and accept public input on the...
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After untold years of stalling, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives has finally set a vote for the District of Columbia to have statehood. The move sets the stage for at least 320,000 African-Americans to have democratic representation. “Statehood is the only thing that will put the 700,000 residents of the district of Columbia on equal...
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Democracy was underway in the few states that held primaries this month. In one state, however, it nearly sputtered to a halt.   “We are deeply disturbed by widespread reports of malfunctioning machines, long lines, polling sites that opened late and insufficient numbers of back up paper ballots in Georgia,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director...
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Young students all over Mississippi and the South are celebrating their high school graduation under the shadow of COVID-19. Schools have taken to breaking up graduation ceremonies into multi-day events in order to keep participation low and reduce the risk of spreading the deadly disease. Clinton High School, for example, broke their celebration into 19...
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It doesn’t take any real level of scholarship to understand Mississippi has struggled with equity since it was granted statehood more than two centuries ago. That trend has continued with the state’s latest—and honestly feeble—attempt to address the disproportionate economic and social toll the COVID-19 pandemic is exacting on Black Mississippians, who represent nearly 40...
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