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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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Kimberlé Crenshaw: ‘You Can’t Outrun’ the Attack on Racial Equality

As conservative politicians and judges widen their focus — targeting not just critical race theory but diversity, equity, and inclusion programs — Kimberlé Crenshaw is wrestling with a lot of emotions: frustration, sadness, distress. But surprise? Hardly. After all, what’s playing out right now happens in any war. “If you attack an opponent where they […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Supreme Court’s Blow to Right to Protest Is Another Attack on Black Political Power

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to intervene in a case involving a prominent Black Lives Matter advocate could have a chilling effect on people hoping to organize and demand racial justice. The high court on Monday virtually outlawed the right to mass protest in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas when it declined to step in and […]

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How ‘Bidenomics’ May Not Be Adding Up for Some Black Americans

Tyler McFadden hoped a college degree would help her land a well-paying career in politics, but the 31-year-old didn’t expect it would come with hefty debt, poor credit, job instability, and anxiety, she says. After earning a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from George Washington University in 2014, McFadden became a bartender. With limited income, […]