Black Politics

‘Die-in’ protest takes aim at Trump’s NRA speech in Atlanta

Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to mass near the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday for a “die-in” protest against Donald Trump’s speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta. The protest organized by gun control advocates will be held at Woodruff Park on the same day that Trump and other high-profile leaders, including Republican Sen. David Perdue and ...

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Sonny Perdue confirmed to lead Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will become the first-ever Georgian to lead the sprawling Department of Agriculture after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to the Cabinet Monday evening. Thirty-seven Democrats joined every Republican to vote in favor of elevating the Republican to the position, 87-11, nearly 13 weeks after he was first tapped by President Donald Trump.   ...

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What does Sonny Perdue’s new Cabinet post mean for Ga. and its largest industry?

WASHINGTON —When Matt Coley left his job on Capitol Hill a few years back, he decided to return to his family’s decidedly un-Washington business of growing cotton and peanuts. He now tends to roughly 3,400 acres about 45 minutes south of Bonaire, the Middle Georgia town called home by the soon-to-be most powerful man in agriculture. That man is former ...

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An estimated 1 in 5 Republicans voted for Jon Ossoff

The new number that could haunt Republicans in the June 20 runoff for the Sixth District: An estimated one in five Republicans voted for Democrat Jon Ossoff last week. That’s what Nate Cohn of The New York Times deduced after crunching a new set of numbers in the 6th District race. Past GOP primary voters outnumbered Democrats by 52-29, he ...

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Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

There are all sorts of ways to announce that you’re running for governor. This morning, state Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, sent out the following tweet: Now is the time to cast a bold, conservative vision for Georgia. Join us! #trueconservativeleadership #votehunterhill #gapol — Hunter Hill (@votehunterhill) April 25, 2017 Read the biographic description that Hill offers above: “Christian, Husband, Dad, ...

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DNC Chair Tom Perez on GOP: ‘They don’t give a sh-t about people!’

At a rally in Newark, New Jersey, DNC Chairman Tom Perez went all in on Donald Trump. His comments, first picked up by The Daily Caller, favorably remarked on the protests and marches across the country since January. He said that Americans are showing that this new president doesn’t “stand for our values” and that Trump “didn’t win this election.” ...

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We need more black prosecutors like Aramis Ayala

Remember the name Aramis Ayala. She is a black woman and a Florida prosecutor who is taking a stand against the death penalty, and she is catching hell for it. It’s a lesson we know all too well: when high-profile black professionals in positions of power take a stand against injustice, the system will attempt to put them down and ...

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Senate gets ready for war over Supreme Court confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured the votes to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee under current rules, putting the Senate on a partisan collision course over confirming Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime appointment that could reverberate for decades. Debate over the 49-year-old appellate judge gets under way in the full Senate on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats bitterly ...

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How would MLK respond to Trump’s America?

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, this is as appropriate a time as any to ask how the slain civil rights leader would react to President Donald J. Trump. There’s reason to believe Dr. King would respond to Trump the way he responded to the racists, the white supremacists, the Jim Crow segregationists and the bigoted ...

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No respect: The lies about Susan Rice have to stop

For several days now, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice has been dragged through the mud by everyone from cable news talking heads to the President of the United States. And it’s looking like it was all much ado about nothing. According to an exclusive CNN report, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have finally taken a look at the mysterious ...

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