Author: Cheyanne M. Daniels

Black Republicans energized ahead of midterms

2020 saw Black voters and candidates alike turn out in droves. From Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D) successful campaign in Georgia to Jaime Harrison’s unsuccessful Senate campaign in South Carolina, it seemed Black voters and candidates were lining up on the left. But while the Democratic Party tends to have a lock on Black voters, that…

Texas board of education strikes down proposal to call slavery ‘involuntary relocation’

A proposal by Texas state educators to call slavery “involuntary relocation” in second grade classes has been rejected by the State Board of Education. The proposal, first reported by the Texas Tribune, was introduced at the board’s June 15 meeting. Throughout the summer, the board will consider several curriculum updates to comply with lawmakers’ requirements to…

Chicago Mayor curses out Clarence Thomas at Pride parade

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot over the weekend took the stage at the city’s annual Pride in the Park event to lash out at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his opinion in the Roe v. Wade decision that overturned the constitutional right to abortion. “We know what happened yesterday,” Lightfoot, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, said on…

NAACP: Abortion ruling will disproportionately impact Black women

The NAACP on Friday blasted the Supreme Court’s decision overturning nearly 50 years of precedent that allowed women a constitutional right to abortion, saying it will disproportionately affect Black women. The civil rights organization called the conservative majority court’s 6-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade an “egregious assault on basic human rights.” “This Supreme Court…