Women are running in record numbers. This is what it looks like.
KNOCK. IT. OFF. You know good and well that #Oprah2020 is a terrible idea that must not be given any more life.
And no, I am not about to launch into a personal attack on Oprah. Some of y’all get too excited about attacking Black women. Comin’ for Oprah’s neck like she announced she was running.
I don’t think that Oprah Winfrey will run because she respects the process of government and knows that it is not her lane.
But her endorsement carries a lot of weight.
For years, I rarely told people that I worked for US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
At first, it was because I was concerned for my safety. Then I feared for my reputation. And after those feelings dissipated, I was embarrassed because I failed her, and in ways failed me.
Oprah gave a dope acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony. The fact that we now have a national conversation about her fitness for the Presidency says more about the news media than it does about her.
I suppose it was a welcome diversion from obsessing over Donald Trump’s latest confounding utterance or chronicling the buckling of our democratic norms.
Native woman, Paulette Jordan, announced that she will run for the Idaho governorship in 2018.
A Democrat, the 38-year-old serves in the Idaho House of Representatives as the only native in congress.
Jordan follows a growing list of women of color who enter politics for the first time or vie for higher positions since the election of Donald Trump as US president. More over, Jordan is one of the few Native women involved in politics; as a result, Native peoples, often underrepresented, welcome her candidacy.
The historic Democrat gubernatorial wins in Alabama and Virginia, now have supporters somewhat confused about the political leanings of Doug Jones and Ralph Northam.
Not even sworn in, Jones and Northam raise alarm in speaking on future strategies, in recent interview.
Today, the recipe for voter suppression wafts the air at polling stations.
From purging voter rolls to police intimidation are reports coming in from Alabama.
African Americans who could not vote as late as last month file into polling stations to cast a vote in the contested Alabama U.S. Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
The silent game changer, once again, are African American voters who make up 27 percent of the population.