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Day: <span>November 5, 2020</span>

Taking It in Stride with Kamala Harris

By Aprille RussellKamala Harris wears comfortable shoes. One might think the shoes are a minor detail, but they say something important about her.Harris, age 56, was born in Oakland, California the daughter of immigrants. Her father Donald J. Harris arrived in the U.S. from Jamaica as a graduate student, and her late mother Shyamala Gopalan […]Read More

Attorney Lola Waterman Speaks on… Testacy

The antonym of testator is the noun intestate, meaning “one who dies without a will.” In Merriam-Webster.com. Last week, we discussed the importance of having a will. This week, we will shift our focus to the process of distributing the estate of a person who dies without a will.It is important that we begin this discussion with an overview […]Read More

What’s Going On

11/3: USA ELECTION DAYNovember 3 has come and gone and the American electorate showed that we are a country divided, confused unsure of its next course of business. My day opened with fear and eager anticipation about the election outcome. While in many American states people braved the elements in record numbers against the backdrop […]Read More

Democrats Fail to Persuade Swathes of Rural America’s Heartlands

Chris McGrealDes Moines, IowaAmerica’s rural heartland stuck firmly with Donald Trump on Tuesday, dashing Joe Biden’s hope of a decisive victory that would have allowed him to claim he had reunited the country, as well as undercutting Democratic expectations of winning the US Senate.Results across the Midwest showed the US still firmly divided as Trump […]Read More

Malliotakis, Bruno Appear to Flip Congressional State Senate Seats Red

By Ariama C. Long,Kings County Politics Republican challenger Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis soundly beat incumbent U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southern Brooklyn, Staten Island) while GOP challenger Vito Bruno has eked out an unofficial victory in the District 22 Senatorial race, beating out incumbent State Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D- Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, […]Read More

Local Elections: 2021

Taharka Robinson on What’s Happening in NYC’s Municipal Elections Civics Cornerby David Mark GreavesWith election interest at a fever pitch and while voting is all the vogue, this would be a good time to look ahead to the 2021 local election cycle and transfer some of that energy into planning there.To get the low down […]Read More

Young Voters Came Out, Latinos Did Not

The Gen Z BriefRyan M. BrooksAt 10 30 Am on Tuesday, November 3, I cast my first-ever Presidential ballot for Joe Biden.I did this for multiple reasons: climate change, student debt relief, and racial justice, to name a few.According to CNN exit polls, many within my age group did the same; Biden is set to […]Read More

THEY RODE THE POLLS

Leading Navajo Nation voters to the polls by Horseback ‘It’s really about motivating our Native youth,’ says Allie Young of Protect the SacredAllie Young is mounted on horseback and decked out in traditional Diné attire as she leads her people through the desert to the polls. The Navajo Nation was a powerful voting bloc in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election, and Young […]Read More