Vote Smart: An Informed Voter is a Powerful Voter

This year’s election includes the office of the president. As one can imagine, information is  being spewed out at neck breaking speed. Some will be voting for the first, others not so much. At any rate, being an informed voter is a must. Listed below is some helpful information for both the new and experienced voter. The spin masters are working overtime, so it is imperative that voters educate themselves concerning this upcoming election. The supreme court, police abolishment, voting rights, education, housing, and  healthcare are all on the table.…

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We Are Not Powerless – Ahmaud Arbery

We Are Not Powerless! It is a phrase that I repeat to myself anytime I am faced with news that is designed to render me powerless.  In this case, it is the death of Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of three violent and blood thirsty white men, Gregory and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan. The murder occurred on February 23rd.  The first prosecutor, District Attorney Jackie Johnson of Brunswick recused herself because Gregory used to work in the office with her.    At Ahmuaud’s mother’s request, District Attorney George…

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Dismantling Systems that Enable Police Terror

Dismantling Systems that Enable Police Terror  In response to the growing number immigrants in the United States, “the first publicly funded, organized police force with officers on duty full-time was created in Boston in 1838.”   Enforcement looks totally different when black bodies are involved. The horror stories of the treatment of slaves is no secret.  Being subjected to and threatened with death from noncompliance is something that black people are all too familiar with.  Black people have marched, cried and died surrounding the death of their peers at the hands…

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Breonna’s Law: No Knock Warrants Banned

Still reeling from her untimely death, the community celebrates a small but important victory. The Louisville police department voted in favor of Breonna’s Law. The legislation will officially ban the practice of no-knock warrants, or warrants that allow police to enter a suspect’s apartment without warning or notice. However, the officers responsible for Breonna’s death are still free. So, the legislation is a good starting point, but ultimately her killers need to face justice. Previous Report Kenneth Walker charges have been dropped. Kenneth Walker was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor.…

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Michele Rayner Makes History as the First Black Queer Woman Elected to Represent District 70 in the Florida House.

Civil Rights Attorney, Michele Rayner declares victory in the Florida House race for District 70. With tears flowing, she gave a resounding and moving acceptance speech at the Carter G. Woodson Museum in the presence of her many supporters. This win is truly one for the history books. In a crowded field, Rayner emerged victorious by earning 31% percent of the vote with 100% of the precincts reporting. Rayner faced off against Keisha Bell, Michelle Grimsely, and Mark Oliver. The peoples champion is headed to Tallahassee. We ran with integrity.…

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