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The Root: In Georgia’s Midterms, the Cold War Against Black Voters Gets Hot

There are plenty of clichéd metaphors we apply to elections and warfare.

Getting out the vote is the “ground war,” hotly contested states are “battleground states” and any campaign commercial in which candidates aren’t hugging each other is an “attack ad.” 952 more words


Ebony: What’s the Cost of Parenting While Black? Sperm Bank Lawsuit May Have the Answer

How much does it cost to raise a child in America today? Not some child prodigy who needs expensive music lessons, or a child with special needs; just feeding and clothing your average kid until college. 1,157 more words

Jason Johnson Weekly Column

Ebony: Grading Congressional Black Caucus Weekend 2014

The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. 1,027 more words


Scotland Independence Vote: What if the United States Lost Texas?

There are plenty of things that President Obama has had to worry about since being re-elected president in 2012 — a continuing malaise about the economy, world crises that pop up with wack-a-mole frequency, and a lower house that makes even the minimal level of government functioning almost impossible. 1,045 more words


Ebony: Vote or Die in Ferguson, Missouri?

In 2004, P. Diddy jumped into politics with his loud,over-the-top “Vote or Die” youth voting campaign. Citizen Change (the organization behind the campaign) hung around for one election cycle, but after racking up more expenses and press than actual registered voters, the initiative  1,122 more words