Author Archives: Michelle Phipps-Evans

  • Congressional Lawmakers Battle Voter Suppression

    While advocates of voter identification laws say the goal is to prevent fraud at the polls, Rep. Elijah Cummings insists that what is really at work is voter suppression during a campaign that promises to be a tighter than ever race for the presidency. “As many as one in four ...

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  • CBC: Gatekeepers of Freedom

    They officially banded together in 1971, 13 African-Americans who had been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As members of Congress, they had a responsibility to defend the rights of all of their constituents. As Blacks, they felt it was their duty to make sure the legislative ...

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  • Eleven Years After 9/11, the Mourning Continues

    To El Brown and Karen Francis, Sept. 11, 2001, was not just a terrible moment in time 11 years ago. To the women, both military spouses, Sept. 11 was only the beginning. For Francis it was the start of “a 22-month deployment, with care packages,” she said. Her husband experienced ...

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