Black Voters

Ex-mayor of Ipswich denied citizenship after almost 40 years in UK

Home Office tells Inga Lockington, who moved from Denmark in 1979, it ‘cannot be satisfied’ she is permanently resident<p>A former mayor of Ipswich, who has lived in the UK since 1979, has been denied UK citizenship.<p>Inga Lockington, who has been a Liberal Democrat councillor for 19 years and served as …

Black Culture

Reverse Migration Might Turn Georgia Blue

More black people from the Northeast and Midwest are moving to Atlanta. That could help elect the nation’s first black female governor.<p>ATLANTA—Adrienne White remembers the first time she visited Atlanta as a junior in college. White, who is black, walked into a grocery store in an affluent …

Black Culture

Top takeaways from Tuesday’s historic primary night

Democratic women, led by Stacey Abrams in Georgia, keep racking up wins in 2018.<p>Another primary, another big night for female Democratic candidates.<p>In Georgia, Stacey Abrams trounced her opponent and will campaign this fall to become the first female African-American governor in history. In …

Politics

Oxford University: Spot the Black student

One of the most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford is still failing to admit Black students in any meaningful numbers. According to their …

Black Culture

Republicans warned that Trump's judicial nominee has ties to 'racist organizations'

A new lobbying group, led by Hillary Clinton's former press secretary, wants Democrats to fight as hard against President Donald Trump's nominees for …

Government

Stacey Abrams shreds the usual game plan for Southern Democrats. Will it work?

The day after her primary victory in Georgia, Republicans launched a searing attack, calling her a "far-left radical" who would promote "extremism."<p>WASHINGTON — The primary was one thing. Turning Georgia blue will be another.<p>But Stacey Abrams, who became one of her party's biggest stars overnight …

Politics

Oxford University 'failing' on diversity, says Lammy

<b>Oxford University remains "a bastion of white, middleclass, Southern privilege" after "glacial" progress on improving diversity, David Lammy has said.</b><p>The Labour MP told the BBC the university was "failing badly".<p>His comments came as Oxford University data revealed about a third of its colleges …

UK Politics

Pa. Statehouse likely getting first openly gay lawmaker of color

The Pennsylvania Legislature is poised to soon make history as it welcomes its first openly gay lawmaker of color.<p>Malcolm Kenyatta won the Democratic …

News (U.S.)

How Stacey Abrams' 'black girl magic' turned Georgia a bit more blue

On May 22, 2018, Stacey Abrams, an African-American, 44-year-old former attorney, Georgia General Assembly House minority leader and Yale Law …

Black History

Podcast: Valdez and White and Tuesday’s Runoff

Lupe Valdez has been the Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate of identity politics and the hopes of the party for inspiring a Hispanic turnout …

Texas

HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

Scarcity of antibiotic Septrin drives fears of weakened immunity among patients, setting back efforts to end Aids by 2030<p>The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans living with HIV are being put at risk as the country runs out of a drug given to people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to fight …

Public Health

Will Tuesday’s Southern primaries reshape the Democratic Party before the midterms?

<b>Laura Moser; Stacey Abrams (YouTube/AP/John Amis)</b><p>Primaries in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas could shape the Democratic Party’s future in the South<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 22, 2018 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Democrats looking to retake Congress in the 2018 midterm elections are looking to a quartet of Southern …

Government

Religious leaders arrested in Capitol while demanding restoration of Voting Rights Act

It's the second week of the six-week revival of the Poor People's Campaign.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — Revs. Jesse Jackson, William Barber, and other …

Rights & Freedoms

Will Stacey Abrams and other black women candidates finally make the ‘backbone of the Democratic party’ its face?

Anyone paying attention to politics knows that black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party electorate.<p>This was obvious in 2016 when 94 percent of black women voted for Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and comparable numbers continued to support the party in the local elections that …

Women of Color

Lots Of Atlanta’s Young Black Women Are Unbothered By Race In Georgia’s Race-Obsessed Governor’s Primary

Stacey Abrams has largely avoided race and identity. It’s left some young black women voters feeling like they actually have a choice.<p>Last year, Atlanta’s mayoral race became a contentious, fraught, racially tense contest between two women, one white and one black.<p>Now Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms …

U.S. Politics

The Southern Democratic Party Is Retaking The Stage

The Southern Democratic Party will rise again.<p>Progressive women had a number of successes across the south during primaries this week, indicating …

Government

Democrats Must Invest in Black Voter Outreach to Flip Red States to Blue States, Experts Say

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Contributor)<p>This November, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in …

African-American News

South Africa land reform unlikely to mean constitutional change:...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa looks likely to implement land redistribution under existing laws rather than by changing the constitution following a ruling party summit, in an approach more palatable to investors, analysts said on Tuesday.<p>Farm workers harvest cabbages at a farm in Eikenhof, …

South Africa

Bernie Sanders spokesman fuels 2020 speculation in new book

Video<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to guarantee a job for all Americans<p>The speculations of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders making another bid for President in 2020 were fueled on Monday after his former campaign manager said he “has more energy than people half his age” and could produce medical records …

Middle-class

Meet Sheffield’s new mayor, the black, Muslim, former refugee whose viral inauguration photo charmed the world: ‘I’ll be doing things differently'

When I’m ushered into his parlour, the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield is sat with his feet on his desk, firing off emails about creating a post of …

Black Culture

Police and Black community relations getting worse

Seven years on from the civil disturbances sparked in Tottenham 201, by the killing of Mark Duggan by Met Police Officers, public relations between …

Black Culture

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump more unhinged than usual as his Nobel peace prize slips away

How are things going with the Koreas? Uhm… not so well. Robert E Kelly/Twitter:<p>Then again, that’s what predictably happens when incompetents are in …

Liberal View

Hillary Clinton backs Stacey Abrams in Georgia Democratic governor's race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton has waded into the Georgia governor's race, recording a robocall that urged Democratic voters to back former state House minority leader Stacey Abrams in Tuesday's primary.<p>Clinton endorsed Abrams, a favorite of progressives who is seeking to become the nation's …

Government

#AshwinWillemse's actions likely to be felt far beyond the SuperSport studios

South African rugby's own K-word has been thrown around freely, cruelly and arrogantly ever since the advent of political democracy was supposed to …

Cape Town

Nixon Has the Buzz, but Cuomo Hits Convention With the Advantage

After a bumpy first two months on the campaign trail, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will arrive at the New York State Democratic convention this week with surer political footing.<p>Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday and endorse Mr. Cuomo’s candidacy for a third term. He is widely …

Government

Capuano should focus on record, not race

Rep. Mike Capuano could not have hoped for a better endorsement in his race against Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley than the one he announced …

Democratic Party

Understanding Georgia’s race for governor

The race for Georgia governor reaches a climax Tuesday when voters decide contests between two Democratic women striving to redefine their party’s …

Black Culture

Taking on the 'invincible fallacy'

Economist Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has been one of the pre-eminent thinkers in America for …

University of Chicago

For Stacey Abrams, Turnout Is the Key to Winning the Georgia Governor's Mansion

Back in 2014, Democrats in Georgia were feeling cautiously optimistic. Demographics had been shifting in the state, with non-white voters growing …

Government

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales

The Guardian finds over 50 local authorities with PSPOs in place prohibiting begging and loitering<p>Growing numbers of vulnerable homeless people are being fined, given criminal convictions and even imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping, the Guardian can reveal.<p>Despite updated Home Office …

Jeremy Corbyn