Police shooting of Black man poses Pete Buttigieg’s biggest 2020 challenge yet — Nappy News

Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city’s ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking days after a white officer fatally shot a black man the officer said was armed with … Continue reading Police shooting of Black man poses Pete Buttigieg’s biggest 2020 challenge yet — Nappy News

Biden Doubles Down After Reminding Everyone Democrats Owned Slaves — NATION AND STATE

Joe Biden has an old Democrat problem. After relentless flip-flopping; blowing in the wind on topics from abortion, to Iraq, to immigration, to integrating schools – Biden has finally chosen a hill to die on; bragging about working with segregationist Democrat Senators, James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), in order to “get things done.”  https://nationandstate.com/2019/06/20/biden-doubles-down-after-reminding-everyone-democrats-owned-slaves/

Joe Biden Has Reportedly Lied For Decades About Marching In The Civil Rights Movement — Nappy News

A new report claims that former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been holding a big lead atop the Democratic presidential polls since he announced his candidacy in April, has repeatedly and knowingly lied about his involvement in the civil rights movement. Despite advisers reminding him of the truth, Biden has “kept telling the story anyway,” according … Continue reading Joe Biden Has Reportedly Lied For Decades About Marching In The Civil Rights Movement — Nappy News

New Survey Says: Politicians Don’t Care About Black People — The Root

Tired of politicians talking at, about, but never to, black people, a bevy of organizations joined to conduct the largest survey of black people in the United States since Reconstruction, entitled More Black than Blue: Politics + Power in the 2019 Black Census. https://www.theroot.com/new-survey-says-politicians-don-t-care-about-black-peo-1835063802

Tennessee GOP Ousts House Speaker Who Was Too Racist and Sexist Even for Them — The Root

After weeks of turmoil following a text message scandal involving his top aide, Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada announced he was stepping down from his role on Tuesday night. The texts, leaked earlier this month, were sent from Casada’s then-chief of staff, Cade Cothren, and contained a vibrant melange of sexist, racist commentary. Among the … Continue reading Tennessee GOP Ousts House Speaker Who Was Too Racist and Sexist Even for Them — The Root

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, to Run for Office in Florida — GOOD BLACK NEWS

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old whose shooting death by a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman set off a national conversation on racial profiling and the inequities in the criminal justice system, formally announced yesterday she is running for local office in Florida. https://goodblacknews.org/2019/05/21/sybrina-fulton-trayvon-martins-mother-to-run-for-office-in-florida/

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Indicted, Surrenders To Feds — CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA — Newly elected Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim C. Beck has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The 38-count indictment alleges that Beck stole more than $2,000,000 from his former employer, the Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA), during the five years just prior to Beck’s … Continue reading Georgia Insurance Commissioner Indicted, Surrenders To Feds — CBS Atlanta