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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 […]

Posted inElections, News, Politics & Policy

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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This Issue Is Critical to Black Georgia Ahead of the Presidential Debate

Atlanta resident Cathy Hooker has heard enough about Donald Trump’s legal woes and Joe Biden’s fraught relationship with Israel this election cycle. Instead, the 63-year-old grandmother — who earns $25,000 annually as a child care provider in Lithonia and shares a rented, single-family home with her son, daughter-in-law-and their two children — wants to hear […]

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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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Your Guide to This Year’s Major Supreme Court Cases

Her words sounded ominous, like a warning. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the bench’s most senior liberal member, recently recalled that, on some days, she returns to her office after the announcement of a gut-wrenching decision, closes her door — and cries: “There have been those days,” she lamented. “And there are likely to […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Politics & Policy

Trump and the Racial Inequality of Felony Convictions

You could describe former President Donald Trump in many ways: ex-reality television personality, unsuccessful businessman, wannabe king. Also: felon. On Thursday, a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a hush-money scheme involving the adult film star Stormy Daniels. He’s the first former president in U.S. history […]

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Trump Is a Felon as He’s Found Guilty on All 34 Counts

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s weekly news, culture, and politics newsletter! In this edition, learn about Donald Trump’s guilty verdict, the grief looming over Pride, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ alarming concurring opinion in a recent case, and the push to turn “Black Wall Street” into a national monument. Now, on with […]

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Everything’s Political, Including Your Voice

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s news, culture, and politics newsletter! Every Thursday, I’ll take a look at recent stories that seem particularly noteworthy. Here’s what I’ve got for you this week. Black Dissent Under Siege in the Deep South Exactly 60 years ago this month, organizers in Mississippi — including Fannie Lou Hamer, […]

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Everything’s Political, Including Your Body

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s news, culture, and politics newsletter! Every Thursday, I’ll take a look at recent stories that seem particularly noteworthy. Here’s what I’ve got for you this week. Trump Tries to Muddy the Waters on Abortion Rights Smoke and mirrors. That’s one way to describe former President Donald Trump’s recent […]