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‘Stacey Abrams Won That Election’: Eric Holder Stays Ready to Scrap Against Anti-Democratic Principles

Eric Holder has been one of the most consistent Democratic operatives in the last two decades. And by operative, we don’t mean the stereotypical, smarmy, back-of-the-room dealmaker and fixer (see Donald Trump’s inner circle), we mean repping Democratic principles and getting in the mix when those principles are threatened, most notably as the first African-American […]

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Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ In Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams sat down with The Root to reflect on her 2018 campaign for the governor’s mansion in Georgia and whether or not the country is ready for a black woman to be president. She also discussed the media’s treatment of her during her run for governor and some of the racist […]

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‘Save Yourself’: Oprah Joins Stacey Abrams, Mae Jemison and More at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

Women in the World/YouTube “We women people, we are used to saving other folk; we’ve been doing it a very long time,” said Oprah Winfrey, keynote speaker of the 2019 Women in the World Summit on Wednesday night. “And we need to first and foremost honor the sacred time of saving ourselves, because that is […]

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Georgia Legislature Outlaws Abortion With ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill. Stacey Abrams Would Have Vetoed This B.S.

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Following a slew of states with Republican-led legislatures, Georgia lawmakers approved a “heartbeat” abortion ban Friday, making it one the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. With this bill, abortion is effectively illegal in Georgia once an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks […]

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Hey, Joe Biden Black Women Aren’t Your Hood Ornament. Stacey Abrams Shuts Down VP Rumors: ‘You Don’t Run for Second Place’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) I hate taking a victory lap all over your face, but I tired to tell y’all that old ass Joe Biden, who shouldn’t even be running for the damn phone, may have hit his head when it was reported that former President Obama’s BFF was mulling over choosing Stacey Abrams […]

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What Should Stacey Abrams Do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that Stacey Abrams didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia. She came closer than Beto, the near-miss Senate candidate from Texas, to breaking the Republican stranglehold in an equally difficult state for Democrats, falling short by just 55,000 votes, and […]

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Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

Activist Alicia Garza attends the Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for Busboys and Poets) She’s helped amplify countless black voices across the world, and now, Alicia Garza will have an […]

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Joe Biden’s Half-Baked Political Gimmicks

Joe Biden knows what you’re thinking. He has seen the stories, too. He knows he’s too old: 76 years old today, and 78 on Inauguration Day, 2021. He knows that, as a senator representing Delaware for nearly half a century, his extensive ties to the banking, credit, and financial industries are liabilities in an increasingly […]

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Come On Joe, Not Like This: Biden Is Clout Chasing, Mulling Over Naming Stacey Abrams as Running Mate: Report

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is a lot of things but a fool isn’t one of them. OK, fine a fool is one of them but this next move, if true, is so obviously clout chasing that it’s embarrassing. According to sources very high up in Biden’s business, the BFF […]

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Stacey Abrams: A 2020 Presidential Run ‘Is Definitely on the Table’

Photo: AP Following a Monday interview at South by Southwest, Stacey Abrams confirmed that she still hasn’t ruled out a 2020 presidential run. Abrams, who delivered the official State of the Union rebuttal on behalf of the Democrats earlier this year, clarified earlier remarks she’d given that seemed to imply she wouldn’t run until 2028. […]

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Making Georgia’s Bad Elections Even Worse

After Brian Kemp suppressed enough votes and stirred up enough bigotries to get himself elected governor of Georgia last November, you might have expected him to hit the ground running with some extra-crazy, super-Trumpy initiatives. Kemp edged out Democrat Stacey Abrams, after all, by running as Trump with a Deep-South Drawl—brandishing his shotgun at a […]

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Georgia Is One Vote Away From Stealing Elections for the Next 20 Years

Sloane (no last name given), 2, waits between her father’s legs as he and other voters cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School for the mid-term elections on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia has a tight race to elect the state’s next Governor.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) […]

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Winning the White House Won’t Fix Our Democracy

There are 14 prominent Democrats who believe they ought to be next president of the United States. As many as a dozen more may join them. But not Eric Holder. Obama’s first attorney general announced on Monday that he had decided against a bid, saying he would instead focus on leading the National Democratic Redistricting […]

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Congress Takes a Field Trip to Investigate Voter Suppression in Georgia

Photo: Michael Harriot (The Root/GMG) ATLANTA—When members of Congress heard stories about Georgia’s historic vote-stealing, the details sounded so absurdly evil, apparently an entire congressional subcommittee said, “I’ve got to see this for myself!” Chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the Committee on House Administration is, among other things, tasked with the administration, oversight and […]

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Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

People cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. Photo: Mike Stewart (AP Photo) Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey […]

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Blackface Scandals Show Why Some Black People Don’t Trust Democrats

The Democrats tried to put their best foot forward Tuesday night when former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to deliver the party’s response to a State of the Union address. Abrams, along with other black candidates from the past midterm cycle like Florida’s Andrew Gillum, represents a new wave of […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Response to the SOTU Gave a Much-Needed Nod to Black Maternal Health

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) “Maternal mortality rates show that mothers, especially Black mothers, risk death to give birth.” — Stacey Abrams It was only one of many powerful points made by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Rebuttal Of Trump’s State Of The Union Address Drew Rave Reviews

Twitter The last time the Democratic party responded to a Donald Trump speech the optics were easily lampooned and the message fell flat. On Tuesday night, with Trump finally allowed to give his State of the Union speech after the temporary end to the partial government shutdown, the Democratic party changed things up a bit. […]

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A Live Translation of Trump’s State of the Union Address

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Good evening and welcome. Tonight, The Root’s Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Staff Writer Monique Judge will be live blogging Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And by live blogging, we mean providing you with an understandable translation free of Adderall snorts and […]

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Hey, Bernie Sanders Can You STFU After the SOTU and Let Stacey Abrams Shine?

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) I thought after the “Bernie Bros.” reportedly ditched their liberal persona and voted for Donald Trump in an effort to “bern” Hillary Clinton that everyone had learned their lesson and informally agreed to play nice. As it stands, we’ve got an orange demigod in the White House who needs to […]

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