HIV/AIDS is no exception, with African Americans accounting for nearly half (47 percent) of all new infections in 2016.
Although they ceased publication some 50 years ago, the guidebooks are worth reflecting on in light of the fact that for drivers of color, the road remains anything but open.
For those doing the work, it means more than posting selfies with “I Voted” stickers or holding signs at a protest.
By Thursday, two days after Republican Brian Kemp declared victory, Abrams is still calling for every vote to be counted and she’s hoping that the results will at least be enough for a runoff, if absentee ballots don’t push her over the top altogether
Starting in 2019, women will make up nearly a quarter of the 435-member House of Representatives — a record high. Currently, there are 84 women in the House.
It may not have been the blue wave that some had predicted, but Democrats made significant gains nationally and across the state of Minnesota.
The law disproportionately affects Black and Latino voters, say the civil rights groups who brought the lawsuit. As a scholar of African-American history, I recognize an old story in this new electoral controversy.
Stacey Abrams would be the first African American female governor elected in history if she wins. Over 482,000 people have voted in Georgia in advance, which included 92,000 on October 19 alone.
Statistics reveal that Black women face disproportionate barriers to reproductive health care and are more likely to die after childbirth than their White or Latinx counterparts. Also, women of color are disproportionately impacted by bans on insurance coverage for abortion and at risk for criminalization should abortion be made illegal once again.
In 2007, Ellison became the first member of the Muslim faith ever elected to the U.S. Congress. In 2017 he became Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee after losing a close race for Chair to former Obama DOJ official Tom Perez.