Tag: african american women in politics

Did a Lab Really Refuse to Test Candace Owens for COVID-19? The Root Investigates

Advertisement Recently, Owens was scheduled to make an appearance at the Texas Youth Summit, which is basically where a bunch of Alex P. Keatons meet to hear from people who also once had their food trays smacked out of their hands in high school, but she canceled, claiming a “sudden illness,” and COVID rumors began […]

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‘Mandate’ Is the New Jim Crow: Candace Owens, Rand Paul and the Oppression of the Conservative Death Cult

Advertisement Advertisement People who know things might be smart enough to understand the difference between scientifically proven health policies and Jim Crow. But Owens, self-certified physician Dr. Randy and their conspiracy theory-spewing cohorts might be too dumb to understand the difference between segregation, science, mandates and run-of the mill rules, so here are the facts. […]

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Candace Owens Says Black America Owes Her an Apology, And She’s Absolutely Right

“Whenever black America is ready, I’ll accept apologies for the refusal to listen as I warned for YEARS that if Democrats got control, they would import new voters over the border—making the black vote irrelevant,” Owens tweeted Monday. She went on to say “Trump’s wall was never racist, it just disrupted their evil plan,” in […]

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Reps. Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley Sleep Outside the U.S. Capitol to Protest End of Pandemic Eviction Freeze

According to CBS News, the trio’s decision to camp out in front of the Capitol came after Bush sent out a letter to her colleagues in Congress urging them not to leave for August recess until the moratorium was extended and recalling her own experiences with homelessness. “I have been evicted three times myself. I […]

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I Said What I Said: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Decision to Grant Exclusive Interviews to Journalists of Color

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Listen, Lori Lightfoot is a lot of things. She is the first openly gay, African-American woman to serve as Chicago’s 56th mayor. She is the first mayor to show up to a press conference dressed as “Rona Destroyer.” And she was the first political official to tell kids to stay […]

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Chicago Finally Passes Civilian Oversight Board for Police After 2 Years of Debate

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Over the last year, there has been a concerted push for police reform in cities across the country. After two years of debate, Chicago has passed a civilian oversight board to hopefully hold police accountable for misconduct. Advertisement According to the Chicago Tribune, after years of debate and multiple compromises, […]

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The Obama Cinematic Universe Continues With New HBO Docuseries and Book

President Barack Obama as he returns to the White House following a trip to the Arctic Circle on September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’m pretty sure if you looked up the phrase “booked and busy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama. Advertisement Okay, so […]

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Becomes First Black Woman to Be Honored in Chicago With a Monument

A ceremony to dedicate a monument to journalist, educator, and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells is held on June 30, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The monument, created by artist Richard Hunt, stands where the Ida B. Wells public housing complex once stood in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Let it never […]

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Democratic Rep. Val Demings Announces She’s Running Against Marco Rubio for Florida’s Senate Seat

Photo: Senate Television (Getty Images) “Get his ass.” Those, dear readers, are the first words to have left my mouth when learning that Democratic Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) announced that she would be running for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s seat in the 2022 midterms. Advertisement “I know how to get through tough times, and I […]

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Lester Holt Tried It, Presses Vice President Kamala Harris on Why She Hasn’t Visited the Border

Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ (Getty Images) I don’t know what Republicans want. For some reason, they are pushing this bullshit talking point about Vice President Kamala Harris going to the Southern border—to do what? I have no idea. Advertisement To hear Republicans tell it, they will only be happy if Harris shows up in goalie gear […]

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Kamala Harris Becomes 1st Woman to Give Commencement Speech at U.S. Naval Academy

Photo: Al Drago (Getty Images) Vice President Kamala Harris is going to have to get used to being a lot of firsts. Advertisement She is the first Black woman to be vice president. She is also the first South Asian-American to be vice president. She is also the first vice president to actively know who […]

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