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What the Supreme Court’s Immunity Ruling Means for Trump’s Cases and, Potentially, Future Presidents

In a landmark ruling with potentially major impact on the 2024 presidential campaign, a U.S. Supreme Court majority ruled that presidents — including former President Donald Trump — have immunity from prosecution when carrying out “official acts.” “Under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of Presidential power entitles a former President to absolute […]

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Fact Check: What Have Biden and Trump Done for Black People?

This story will be updated. As America watched the first presidential debate Thursday night, some observers said President Joe Biden's performance failed the vibe check and former President Donald Trump kept lying. But what really raised eyebrows was Trump's response when asked about the candidates' appeal to Black voters. “The fact is that his big […]

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Biden and Trump Have Made Pitches About Black Economic Success. But What's True?

This story was originally published by Politifact As they face off in this year’s election, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have aggressively courted Black Americans’ votes. Historically, Black voters have overwhelmingly backed Democrats, but polling so far this year shows some openness among Black voters, especially Black men, to support Trump. […]

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After Years of Litigation, First Black Mayor in Rural Alabama Town Gets to Serve

Patrick Braxton is overwhelmed with gratitude. He’s been juggling a yearslong legal battle to serve as the lawful mayor of his hometown, Newbern, Alabama. After years of harassment, his rural town enters a new chapter: Its first Black mayor will finally get to serve. Braxton will be reinstated as mayor of Newbern, according to a […]

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The Black Reproductive Justice Leaders in a Post-Dobbs Era

Unknowns loom, and uncertainty lingers. It’s been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, striking down the federal right to an abortion, limiting access in many states, and potentially exacerbating disparities in who’s most likely to suffer severe complications in maternal health and die. Women wonder whether their doctors should know […]