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Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Aug 16, 2019 at 23:15. 1 comments

Castro Gives Trump a Slap, Harris Gets a New Rap, and Stacey Abrams Sets a VP Thirst Trap: The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 7

Castro Gives Trump a Slap, Harris Gets a New Rap, and Stacey Abrams Sets a VP Thirst Trap: The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 7

“Smart white people know how to hire black people who actually KNOW black people.”

Yours truly (Dr. Jason Johnson politics editor for the Root) and Marcus Ferrell, (former Black Outreach for Bernie Sanders in 2016) and the rest of the Power Rankings Committee came to this conclusion this week as we discussed which 2020 campaigns knew how to hire and empower black staffers and which campaigns...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 13, 2019.

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To

To this day it’s unclear if Stacey Abrams legitimately lost her bid to become the first black female governor of Georgia or if Brian Kemp, double-dipping as both the Georgia secretary of state and the GOP candidate for governor, stole the election.

Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal's Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia's…

Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as...

Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Jul 15, 2019. 17 comments

Life of a Henchman: Sore Winner Brian Kemp Sics Georgia Ethics Commissioner on Stacey Abrams

Life of a Henchman: Sore Winner Brian Kemp Sics Georgia Ethics Commissioner on Stacey Abrams

Do you know what a henchman is? They’re faceless, nameless, losers who do the dirty work for the villain in movies or TV shows. Henchmen are easy to recognize; just look for the endless stream of guys in ridiculous matching outfits getting knocked down, thrown off of bridges, or set on fire in a climactic battle with the hero on a windswept mountain top. In The Avengers they’re the guys in...

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Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Jun 10, 2019. 2 comments

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer Says Black Women Can Reclaim the South

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer Says Black Women Can Reclaim the South

Tami Sawyer’s run for mayor of Memphis, Tn. almost didn’t happen. The issue? Self-doubt.

“Am I capable of running this city?” she wondered.

“No one will vote for me,” she often told herself.

“I can’t win,” were words that often swirled around in her mind.

She took a step back and reminded herself of her own greatness, the potential to do great things for her hometown. She reminded herself that in...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jun 05, 2019. 19 comments

Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is just as outraged as many about Georgia’s decision to virtually outlaw abortions in the state, but she’s imploring leaders of industry, especially those in the filmmaking community, to stand with her and fight to change things, rather than boycott the state.

Abrams, along with a group of political allies and business leaders, has put...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin May 10, 2019. 7 comments

Tease Me, Stacey: Abrams Says She'll 'Jump In' Presidential Race If Fighting Voter Suppression Isn't a Top Priority

Tease Me, Stacey: Abrams Says She'll 'Jump In' Presidential Race If Fighting Voter Suppression Isn't a Top Priority

Yes, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she is still mulling over a run for the White House in 2020—and that the decision will rest on an issue dear to her: voter suppression.

In an interview on the podcast Pod Save America Thursday, Abrams confirmed that a presidential run is still on the table. When asked what factors were weighing on her mind, Abrams singled out...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif May 08, 2019. 11 comments

Come Jan. 1, Abortion Will Be Virtually Outlawed in the State of Georgia as Governor Signs So-Called Heartbeat Bill Into Law

Come Jan. 1, Abortion Will Be Virtually Outlawed in the State of Georgia as Governor Signs So-Called Heartbeat Bill Into Law

With a stroke of a pen Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp basically outlawed abortions in his state, signing into law the so-called heartbeat bill.

The heartbeat bill, aka Georgia House Bill 481, outlaws abortions after the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as soon as six weeks into a pregnancy — often before a woman even realizes that she is pregnant.

Exceptions will be made in...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Apr 30, 2019. 16 comments

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for U.S. Senate in 2020; Millions Sigh, 'But What About President, Though?'

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for U.S. Senate in 2020; Millions Sigh, 'But What About President, Though?'

We still don’t know exactly what Stacey Abrams has in mind for future office, but we can at least rule one possibility out: a U.S. Senate seat in 2020.

Early Tuesday morning, the Georgia Democrat announced she will not run to be a Georgia representative, despite “a fierce lobbying effort by party leaders,” the Washington Post reports. In a video posted to her Twitter account, Abrams said she...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Apr 17, 2019.

'Stacey Abrams Won That Election': Eric Holder Stays Ready to Scrap Against Anti-Democratic Principles

'Stacey Abrams Won That Election': Eric Holder Stays Ready to Scrap Against Anti-Democratic Principles

Eric Holder has been one of the most consistent Democratic operatives in the last two decades. And by operative, we don’t mean the stereotypical, smarmy, back-of-the-room dealmaker and fixer (see Donald Trump’s inner circle), we mean repping Democratic principles and getting in the mix when those principles are threatened, most notably as the first African-American attorney general under...

Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Apr 16, 2019. 10 comments

Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ in Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks

Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ in Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks
Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.  

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams sat down with The Root to reflect on her 2018 campaign for the governor’s mansion in Georgia and whether or not the country is ready for a black woman to be president. She also discussed the media’s treatment of her during her run for governor and some...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Apr 11, 2019. 2 comments

‘Save Yourself’: Oprah Joins Stacey Abrams, Mae Jemison and More at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

‘Save Yourself’: Oprah Joins Stacey Abrams, Mae Jemison and More at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

“We women people, we are used to saving other folk; we’ve been doing it a very long time,” said Oprah Winfrey, keynote speaker of the 2019 Women in the World Summit on Wednesday night. “And we need to first and foremost honor the sacred time of saving ourselves because that is where our greatest power lies.”

Oprah, who began her remarks with a performance of Sojourner Truth’s famed...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Apr 01, 2019. 16 comments

Georgia Legislature Outlaws Abortion With ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill. Stacey Abrams Would Have Vetoed This B.S.

Georgia Legislature Outlaws Abortion With ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill. Stacey Abrams Would Have Vetoed This B.S.

Following a slew of states with Republican-led legislatures, Georgia lawmakers approved a “heartbeat” abortion bill Friday, making it one the strictest abortion bans in the U.S.

With this bill, abortion is effectively illegal in Georgia once an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks in gestation—usually before many women even know they are pregnant. Heretofore,...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 28, 2019. 15 comments

Hey, Joe Biden Black Women Aren't Your Hood Ornament. Stacey Abrams Shuts Down VP Rumors: 'You Don’t Run for Second Place'

Hey, Joe Biden Black Women Aren't Your Hood Ornament. Stacey Abrams Shuts Down VP Rumors: 'You Don’t Run for Second Place'

I hate taking a victory lap all over your face, but I tired to tell y’all that old ass Joe Biden, who shouldn’t even be running for the damn phone, may have hit his head when it was reported that former President Obama’s BFF was mulling over choosing Stacey Abrams as his vice presidential running mate.

Biden has not formally declared that he’s running for president but he was already willing...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Mar 23, 2019. 1 comments

Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

She’s helped amplify countless black voices across the world, and now, Alicia Garza will have an even larger platform. The Black Lives Matter co-founder, who is also Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and founder and principal of Black Futures Lab, is now the new contributing editor of women’s magazine, Marie Claire.

Garza, whose writing has...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 21, 2019. 21 comments

Come On Joe, Not Like This: Biden Is Clout Chasing, Mulling Over Naming Stacey Abrams as Running Mate: Report

Come On Joe, Not Like This: Biden Is Clout Chasing, Mulling Over Naming Stacey Abrams as Running Mate: Report

Former Vice President Joe Biden is a lot of things, but a fool isn’t one of them.

OK, fine, a fool is one of them, but this next move, if true, is so obviously clout chasing that it’s embarrassing. According to sources very high up in Biden’s business, the BFF to the best president to ever hand dance with his wife in the Oval Office is not only considering a run for the White House, he’s...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Mar 14, 2019. 21 comments

Stacey Abrams: A 2020 Presidential Run 'Is Definitely on the Table'

Stacey Abrams: A 2020 Presidential Run 'Is Definitely on the Table'

Following a Monday interview at South by Southwest, Stacey Abrams confirmed she still hasn’t ruled out a 2020 presidential run.

Abrams, who delivered the official State of the Union rebuttal on behalf of the Democrats earlier this year, clarified earlier remarks she’d given that seemed to imply she wouldn’t run until 2028.

“Twenty years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before...

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Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Mar 06, 2019. 11 comments

Georgia Is One Vote Away From Stealing Elections for the Next 20 Years

Georgia Is One Vote Away From Stealing Elections for the Next 20 Years

When writer Ian Fleming created super spy James Bond, he knew a good villain was just as important as the hero of the story. Fleming based many of Bond’s villains on actual people, because let’s be honest, regular people do some pretty horrible things. Wholesale evil schemes don’t have to come from the mind of a mustache-swirling, albino cat petting, uniquely scarred megalomaniac from Eastern...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Feb 21, 2019. 11 comments

Congress Takes a Field Trip to Investigate Voter Suppression in Georgia

Congress Takes a Field Trip to Investigate Voter Suppression in Georgia

ATLANTA—When members of Congress heard stories about Georgia’s historic vote-stealing, the details sounded so absurdly evil, apparently an entire congressional subcommittee said, “I’ve got to see this for myself!”

Chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the Committee on House Administration is, among other things, tasked with the administration, oversight and legislation involving federal...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Feb 09, 2019. 20 comments

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a longtime voting-rights activist who had dedicated much of her career to fighting for every citizen’s right to vote. Abrams was also running to become the state’s first black governor and the first black...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Feb 07, 2019. 5 comments

Stacey Abrams' Response to the SOTU Gave a Much-Needed Nod to Black Maternal Health

Stacey Abrams' Response to the SOTU Gave a Much-Needed Nod to Black Maternal Health

“Maternal mortality rates show that mothers, especially Black mothers, risk death to give birth.” — Stacey Abrams

It was only one of many powerful points made by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in the Democrats’ response to Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday night. But for The Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Abrams’ reference to the terrifying statistics currently facing...

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