Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Editorial credit: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com By Pearl Phillip In the intricate concepts of redistricting and gerrymandering, the very essence of democracy can be both upheld and challenged and this election year is a prime example of that as New York deals with its new district lines.  Gerrymandering and redistricting, which occurs every ten years […]

immy ‘Barbecue’ Chérizier: The Gangster Behind the Violence in Haiti Who May Have Political Aspirations of His Own

immy ‘Barbecue’ Chérizier: The Gangster Behind the Violence in Haiti Who May Have Political Aspirations of His Own

Editorial credit: Nelson Antoine / Shutterstock.com By Amalendu Misra | The Conversation A violent uprising in the Caribbean nation of Haiti has put the spotlight on the man leading the mayhem – a homicidal gang boss and former policeman called Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier. Over the past two weeks, Haiti’s powerful gangs have plunged a country […]

From Crisis to Democracy: OAS Shines in Guatemala’s Political Transition

From Crisis to Democracy: OAS Shines in Guatemala’s Political Transition

By Sir Ronald Sanders Watch Sir Ronald Sanders reflecting on the Caribbean here. The Organization of American States (OAS) demonstrated its continuing relevance and importance to member states by playing a constructive role in ensuring the transition of government in Guatemala, despite numerous attempts to disrupt the process. Undoubtedly, had the OAS and its Secretary-General, […]

Cardi B Slams President Joe Biden, NYC Mayor Eric Adams in Political Rant

Cardi B Slams President Joe Biden, NYC Mayor Eric Adams in Political Rant

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Marc Griffin | November 20, 2023 Cardi B is fed up with President Joe Biden and NYC Mayor Eric Adams. On Sunday (Nov. 19), Cardi hit Instagram Live and reacted to Adams’ announcement that the Big Apple’s migrant crisis has resulted in 5 percent cuts for city agencies, according to ABC7NY. The controversial mayor explained that these […]

What Adams missed in D.C.

What Adams missed in D.C.

By Emily Ngo, Jeff Coltin and Nick Reisman | November 6, 2023 Mayor Eric Adams landed in Washington, D.C. on Thursday at about the same time that federal agents were raiding his chief fundraiser’s home in Brooklyn. He pulled up to his first meeting but never got out of the car before deciding to return home. He was in the air […]

Progressives – and others – are Watching the Eric Adams Campaign Finance Inquiry Very Closely

Progressives – and others – are Watching the Eric Adams Campaign Finance Inquiry Very Closely

By Sahalie Donaldson | November 3, 2023 Shortly after news broke that New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ lead fundraiser’s home was being raided by the FBI,  Democratic political consultant Evan Roth Smith posted on X that “2025 starts today.” One day later, there is much that remains unknown about the broad public corruption investigation involving 25-year-old Brianna […]

Feinstein’s death raises the question: How are vacant Senate seats filled?

Feinstein’s death raises the question: How are vacant Senate seats filled?

Editorial credit: Cheri Alguire / Shutterstock.com By Gibbs Knotts | October 2, 2023 | The Conversation There’s an empty seat in the U.S. Senate now that California’s longtime and senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has died. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on social media that he has chosen former state labor leader and current Emily’s List president Laphonza […]

Dominica Elects First Female President, Mrs. Sylvanie Burton

Dominica Elects First Female President, Mrs. Sylvanie Burton

By Commonwealth of Dominica | September 29, 2023 Roseau, Sept. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Dominica has just achieved a significant historical milestone with the election of Mrs. Sylvanie Burton as the country’s first female President. This groundbreaking moment unfolded amid celebrations, underscoring the significance of her appointment. Mrs. Sylvanie Burton was […]

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