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20-Year-Old Guru develops Chatbot to increase Texas’ early voting turnout

At 20 years old, he’s barely able to vote, but Houston-native Nile Dixon is a young, Black tech guru, who recently created a new chatbot that has been able to help Texans in many counties across the state effectively get to the polls in droves for early voting during the midterm elections. ...

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Colorado votes to Abolish Slavery, finally

     The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, told reporters. ...

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Jefferson County, Alabama Elects its First Black Sheriff

     Democrat Mark Pettway defeated longtime Republican incumbent Mike Hale, making Pettway the first African American sheriff in the county whose largest city is Birmingaham. ...

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Union demands investigation into VA Official who displayed painting of KKK Leader

Union officials want a full investigation into a senior department leader who prominently displayed this painting of a Ku Klux Klan leader in his office. ...

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The Chisholm Legacy

The 50th Anniversary of Rep. Chisholm’s election offers our country a chance to renew our commitment to Black women, not only in elective office, but within the ranks of true political power. ...

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GoFundMe campaign aims to help family of slain Detroit canvasser

Supporters are seeking $25,000 to cover Carter's funeral and care for his 3-year-old daughter as well as help the surviving shooting victim with physical therapy costs. ...

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‘One Mistake Away’ From Homelessness

“…that person isn’t homeless because they want to be. They’re there because certain life circumstances put them in that situation…. …But the person in the home needs to realize they’re just one mistake from being homeless themselves.” ...

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Why Camille Cosby opened up to the Black Press

With Tuesday’s midterm elections carrying such import, particularly African Americans and other minorities, Mrs. Cosby not only wanted to convey her thoughts about her husband’s plight, but she felt it critical and urgent that she reach out to voters – some of whom probably can relate to what she and her family are now going through. ...

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 Crump Exposes False Affidavits in Little Rock ‘No-Knock’ Warrant Drug Raid Cases

his week national civil rights attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Michael Laux presented a new video with clear and compelling information about Roderick Talley’s experience with police corruption and "no-knock" drug raids that have disproportionately affected Black residents of Little Rock, Arkansas. ...

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under law condemns Secretary Brian Kemp’s Motion to halt court-ordered relief for Absentee Voters in Georgia

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  Recently, Defendant Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, filed an emergency motion for a stay pending appeal of the preliminary injunction issued hours ago by U.S. Federal District Court Judge Leigh May.  Judge May’s order requires that voters whose absentee ballots have been improperly rejected due to an alleged signature mismatch have notice and an opportunity to resolve the iss ...

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