Tag: Stacey Abrams

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

People cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. Photo: Mike Stewart (AP Photo) Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Response to the SOTU Gave a Much-Needed Nod to Black Maternal Health

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) “Maternal mortality rates show that mothers, especially Black mothers, risk death to give birth.” — Stacey Abrams It was only one of many powerful points made by […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Rebuttal Of Trump’s State Of The Union Address Drew Rave Reviews

Twitter The last time the Democratic party responded to a Donald Trump speech the optics were easily lampooned and the message fell flat. On Tuesday night, with Trump finally allowed to give his State of the Union speech after the temporary end to the partial government shutdown, the Democratic party […]

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A Live Translation of Trump’s State of the Union Address

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Good evening and welcome. Tonight, The Root’s Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Staff Writer Monique Judge will be live blogging Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And by live blogging, we mean providing you with an understandable translation […]

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***Live Updates*** Trump Delivers State of Union Address

President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address on Tuesday evening (9 PM ET) before a joint session of Congress. Trump’s speech, which was scheduled for Jan. 29, was postponed because of the government shutdown. Democrat Stacey Abrams, the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who is reportedly thinking about running for Georgia’s […]

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Hey, Bernie Sanders Can You STFU After the SOTU and Let Stacey Abrams Shine?

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) I thought after the “Bernie Bros.” reportedly ditched their liberal persona and voted for Donald Trump in an effort to “bern” Hillary Clinton that everyone had learned their lesson and informally agreed to play nice. As it stands, we’ve got an orange demigod in the […]

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Nancy Pelosi on Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter and Standing Up to Trump 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is known as the woman who tells Donald Trump “no” and continues to be the backbone of the Democratic Party. Her leadership was long-questioned during the midterms until her chamber enjoyed a record-setting blue wave of progressive, ethnically diverse freshman congresswomen. Pelosi spent a few minutes […]

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Sarah Palin Calls Stacey Abrams a ‘Literal Loser’ and Twitter Quickly Reminds Her That She’s Sarah Palin

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s entire Alaskan house—you know the one where she can see Russia from her front yard—is made of glass. So as the old proverb goes: Never throw stones when you’re dumb as a goddamn rock. But when has that ever […]

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Stacey Abrams to Deliver Democrat Response to Trump’s SOTU Address

Failed Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the official Democrat response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. Speaking before reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed Abrams agreed to deliver the speech when the pair spoke by phone three weeks prior. “She has […]

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Stacey Abrams, Who Came ThisClose to Winning Georgia Governor’s Race, to Deliver Democratic Response to State of the Union Address: Report

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Reports are swirling across the internet that Stacey Abrams, who ran as the the candidate against Republican Brian Kemp for governor of Georgia during the 2018 midterm election, has been tapped to deliver the Democratic response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address before […]

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Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Photo: AP Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Abrams, who gained interest nationwide after conceding a hotly contested election for the Georgia governor’s seat last year, met with Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C., to discuss a possible 2020 run—for the U.S. […]

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Stacey Abrams Exemplifies the Kwanzaa Principle of Imani—Consciously Moving Forward Against Forces Seen and Unseen

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters at an election watch party on Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) The last day of Kwanzaa is represented by the principle of Imani, or faith—the essence of what has gotten us through when there seemed no way out. Black […]

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Stacey ‘Google Me’ Abrams Says She’ll Run Again, Was Most Searched Politician in US This Year

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams continues to let the people know she’s not taking her foot off these Republicans’ necks and will be running for office again. It might not be a bad idea—Abrams was the most Googled politician of 2018 in the U.S. People are checking for […]

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Nobody Should Be Talking About Beto and Gillum in 2020 Until We Understand Stacey Abrams in 2018

Photo: Getty Images This past September at a Congressional Black Caucus party, I caught up with one of the main players of the “Stacey Abrams for Governor” campaign. I’d been covering the Georgia election from day one so I had a pretty honest relationship with most of the team. At […]

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Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal’s Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election From Stacey Abrams

In this April 2, 2009 file phoo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. takes part in the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Photo: AP File Photo Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as Georgia’s secretary of state, oversaw the same 2018 gubernatorial race that he […]

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Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams

Photo: Getty When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affirmation and recognition. “I just really loved it,” she told The Glow Up. “I felt my most authentic and powerful self.” Speaking over the phone this past […]

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Al Sharpton on Stacey Abrams: ‘We Won Georgia, It Was Robbed’

Wednesday on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” MSNBC host Al Sharpton said the Georgia gubernatorial election was “stolen” from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams by Republican Brian Kemp. Discussing the 2018 midterm results in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, Sharpton said, “Blacks lost for governor in two and senator in one but made measurable increases in our vote. I […]

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Don’t Hate Mississippi

It’s never a shock to see white Mississippians cover themselves in shame. They’ve been doing it reliably throughout the entire history of a place that became known as the “lynching state” long before the inceptions of the Confederacy, the Klan, or Jim Crow. “By the 1830s,” David Oshinsky writes in […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary […]

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