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In the James Baldwin movie I Am Not Your Negro, a line stands out to me as truth: “Integration came because consumer firms realized that Blacks had dollars.” There it was. Our tolerable integration was not based on the fairness of the system or our humanness but rather predicated on our economic strength. The majority advertising firms…

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Stacey Abrams’ fight to become the next governor of Georgia continues. On Nov. 14, Judge Steve C. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of Abrams. The judge requires all counties statewide to accept absentee ballots with minor discrepancies. These were ballots which were cast by thousands of Georgians…

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By Frank Ski Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “America is morally sick.” I believe that now “America is politically sick,” and our very prized democracy’s health is at stake. The very fabric of our democracy is built on debate. I’ve always known that even healthy political debates can turn into heated arguments. Sometimes that…

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By  Erica Thomas and Lillie Mae Johnson The 2018 midterm election cycle has become the single most-watched election in almost a decade. Regardless of what happens on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, we will learn many lessons. Some will be joyous, while others will be extremely painful. Here is my breakdown: Wins: Actual wins and…

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According to a new report from the Electoral Integrity Project, a collective effort between Harvard University and the University of Sydney, North Carolina can no longer be classified as a functioning democracy. The EIP rated the state’s electoral integrity for this year’s election in the same low categories as “pseudo-democracies” such as Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Cuba. North…

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