politics

Temple University Stands by Marc Lamont Hill Amidst Controversy

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As 2018 prepares to wrap up, one of the overarching themes of the year will undoubtedly be the idea that this was the year that many in the media, like the general public, put their foot down with regards to racism, sexism, and intolerance. While there have been many instances of justice truly being served […]

Little Rock, Arkansas Elects First Black Mayor

Little Rock has had a Black mayor before, but for the first time in town history, supporters voted one in. His name is Frank Scott Jr. The 35-year-old banking executive and former highway commissioner defeated the city’s police union favored, Baker Kurrus, in Tuesday’s runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. Previously, Little Rock had […]

Record Turnout: How Chicago Votes Capitalized on Star Power, Social Influence, and Youth Energy to Break Voting Records in Chicago This Midterm Election

While votes are still being recounted in some parts of the country, one statistic remains unchallenged- the record numbers of young adult voters in Chicago this year. For the first time in Chicago history, millennials voted in larger numbers than any other demographic. Although it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact reasons for such a high […]

Malcolm Kenyatta Becomes Pennsylvania’s First Black Openly Gay State Legislator

Malcolm Kenyatta Becomes Pennsylvania's First Black Openly Gay State Legislator

Malcolm Kenyatta was among the many LGBTI candidates celebrating success in the US midterm elections yesterday. Kenyatta, 27, won the 181st District of Pennsylvania in the states house. He is the second openly gay Representative, joining fellow Democrat Brian Sims. Sims has been in office since 2012 and yesterday enjoyed re-election. Kenyatta, of North Philadelphia, […]

Frank Ocean Will Be Giving Out Free Merch To Voters Today

Today’s the day! If you’re over 18 and eligible to vote in the midterm elections, now’s the most important time to have your voice heard and make your opinion count. Not that you actually need anymore incentive to get out there and vote, but Frank Ocean just dropped some extra special merch for those that […]

Beyond the ‘Who’: A Look at Some Key Election Day Ballot Measures Across the Country and What They Mean for the Next Generation

In what is anticipated to be a contentious mid-term election, many current and aspiring politicians have made a name for themselves. And while whether or not Beto Cruz wins in Texas is certainly of extreme importance, it’s not just the “who’s” that will play a pivotal role in our nation’s future, but also the “what’s.” […]

Will Weed Be the Deciding Factor in the 2018 Midterm Elections?

As the 2018 midterm elections draw closer to voting time, many people are taking a stand on what they’ll be basing their decisions on. While prison reform, immigration, support in urban communities and the latest dealings when it comes to “Agent Orange” are some of the key notes of focus, one surprising factor that will […]

Democracy on your ‘Droid: Five Apps to Help Make Voting Easier

Democracy on your ‘Droid: Five apps to help make voting easier

With the midterm elections coming up, its hard to be 100% informed about every issue as well as read every bill or proposition that’s on the ballot. And after election season, how exactly do you contact your lawmakers? Luckily, if you’re a smartphone owner, we’ve got you covered with these five apps. WeVote The best […]

Lesser Victims of the Outrage Culture

Lesser Victims of the Outrage Culture

“Let’s make this bitch go viral.” In 2017, Joy Lane, a Salt Lake City-based comedian, did indeed go viral, but not for her standup routine or an especially riveting comedy club performance. Rather she went viral as “the murderous slut” whose romantic rebuttals triggered Steve Stephens to go on a killing spree in Cleveland. After […]

Cast a Vote, Make a Change: Hip-Hop Artists and Celebrities Promote Voting in a Contentious Election Year

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As this year’s highly contentious midterm elections play an important role in determining the course of politics on state, local, and federal levels, many celebrities are campaigning for their favorite candidates and many are encouraging their fans to also engage in the democratic process by casting their vote- regardless of political party or affiliation. Long […]

A Million Men Motivated: How Some of the Key Speakers from the Million Man March Have Inspired Change Over the Last 23 Years

How Some of the Key Speakers from the Million Man March Have Inspired Change Over the Last 23 Years

In October of 1995, millions of men (predominantly African-American) joined together in Washington D.C. for the Million Man March. While the event featured predominant influencers such as Al Sharpton, Maya Angelou, and more, there were dozens of other speakers and leaders whose names were not as yet well known. Yet despite their relative obscurity during […]

WWE Superstar Kane Becomes Mayor Of Knoxville, Tennessee

WWE Superstar Kane Becomes Mayor Of Knoxville, Tennessee

“The Big Red Machine” is trading in his wrestling gear for a political role. Glenn Jacobs, best known as Kane – a long-serving WWE superstar and former world champion – has been elected mayor of the third-most populous county in Tennessee. Congratulations to @KaneWWE on being elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee! https://t.co/I4E5YQhYCC — WWE (@WWE) […]

President Trump to Miss Deadline to Reunite Detained Children

By Federal court order, the Trump administration was supposed to reunite children and parents who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by July 10. The 100 Children under 5 years old who were detained by border officials were supposed to be reunited with their parents by July 10, but reports say that the Trump team […]

Rihanna Celebrates First Bajan Female Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

As Barbados is welcomed into the foray of nations in the Western Hemisphere that have embraced female leadership, Rihanna expressed her joy via social media. The Caribbean nation of Barbados is ushered into the 21st century with its first female prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley. As head of the Barbados Labour Party (who also won all […]