Texas House Dems take drastic measures to end voter suppression

In a grand gesture to stop voter suppression in their state, Texas House Democrats boarded a bus to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and then boarded a plane that took them to Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.

“Today, Texas House Democrats stand united in our decision to break quorum and refuse to let the Republican-led legislature force through dangerous legislation that would trample on Texans’ freedom to vote.

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Cheers for Zaila Avant-garde, Jody-Anne Maxwell, and Marie Bolden, champions all

Last week, many people, especially African Americans, were as high as could be over the fact that Zaila Avant-garde of Harvey, LA won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. It truly is time for celebration when a student accomplishes such a feat. It generated exhilaration beyond measure this year because Avant-garde was recognized not only as the first African American to do so, she was also recognized as the first Louisiana student to do so and the first home-schooled student to do so.

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Texas House Dems take drastic measures to end voter suppression

In a grand gesture to stop voter suppression in their state, Texas House Democrats boarded a bus to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and then boarded a plane that took them to Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.

“Today, Texas House Democrats stand united in our decision to break quorum and refuse to let the Republican-led legislature force through dangerous legislation that would trample on Texans’ freedom to vote.

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A Salute to Dr. Ivory Phillips!

Dr. Ivory Phillips has been a contributing writer to the Jackson Advocate for 42 years. He has been instrumental in highlighting issues in the Jackson community that deal with education and politics.

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By Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D.JA Senior International Correspondent According to the USA’s Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases “trap heat in the atmosphere”. Among these

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WHEN?

By Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D.JA Senior International Correspondent In 1970, Wisconsin’s Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. Millions worldwide joined him for the first

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