Tag: Election 2016

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

The Department of Justice will send over 500 election monitors to 28 states to help ensure federal voting rights are enforced in 67 jurisdictions. Compared to 2012, there are fewer monitors to go around, and more states and jurisdictions are being covered. During the last presidential election, the Justice Department…

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

South Carolina resident Donella Wilson has voted in every national and local election since 1948. By Sheryl Estrada Election Day has great meaning for Donella Wilson, a 107-year-old Black woman born to parents who were slaves in Calhoun County, South Carolina. On Tuesday Wilson will vote in a presidential election…

Facebook Video Shows Trump Supporter's Road Rage Against Black Motorist

UPDATED: Nov. 8, 2016, 11:03 a.m. EST “Are you just another n**ger that doesn’t understand anything” the Trump supporter said. By Sheryl Estrada As Election Day approaches, a Black male Memphis, Tennessee, resident with the Facebook account name Skye Lev posted a video of a road rage incident that occurred…

Clinton Cleared of FBI Charges Again

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will not face charges over newly discovered emails, FBI Director James Comey announced on Sunday. In a letter written to congressional committee chairmen Comey wrote: “Since my [October 28] letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large…

The Selma Initiative: NAACP Mobilizes for Voter Protection

“The kinds of threats we have heard in recent months harken back to the first half of the 20thcentury,” saidNAACPPresident and CEO Cornell W. Brooks. By Sheryl Estrada In order to protect Americans from voter suppression, theNAACP has launched a nationwide endeavor called The Selma Initiative. In the final days…