Government & Elected Officials

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The Weekly View Mayor Buckhorn has only 579 days left as mayor!

With less than two years to go --579 days, according to the countdown clock that Buckhorn keeps in his City Hall office -- the mayor is reaching out via a survey to ask residents what they want him to focus on before he is term-limited out of office on April 1, 2019. Click here for more information.... Read more


Who really won black precincts

August 31, 2017 - The Tampa Bay Times reported last night that former Mayor Rick Baker won Midtown precincts by about 340 votes, which gave some the impression that Baker won the city’s black vote in yesterday’s contest (judging by phone calls asking for clarification to my post reporting a dead heat tie between the two Ricks). It is a fact that Baker came ... Read more

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Black Democrats “Defect” in St. Pete Elections

September 7, 2017 - 
(Lessons from History & for the Next Two Months)
Several media outlets have highlighted the fact that a significant share of St. Pete’s black voters cast their ballot for Republican Rick Baker (above) in last Tuesday’s mayoral primary. The latest coverage was a Tampa Bay Times piece offering graphics depicting that “Baker, a Republican, ac... Read more


NEW: Black & Latino Turnout Broke Records Last Week!

September 7, 2017 - 
It’s confirmed: black voters turned out on August 29th at a higher level than for the past four mayoral primary elections, breaking the record yet again for total vote count and turnout rate. More than 9,300 African Americans voted last week, a whopping 20% increase over the 7,400 African American voters participating in the 2013 primary.&nb... Read more

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N.A.A.C.P to Missouri: You're No Safe Space (Still)

September 13, 2017 - The N.A.A.C.P. has reviewed and decided to retain its recent advisory urging African-Americans to steer clear of Missouri in the wake of the finding that African-Americans are 75 percent more likely to be stopped by the police than whites and after a new state law that the organization said makes it harder to sue businesses for racial discrimination. The advisory, the... Read more


U.S. Senators Gathered Together For Universal Healthcare

September 14, 2017 - 
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sandersunwrapped his plan to remake the nation’s convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by liberal activists hoping to steer the Democratic Party in upcoming elections.
The Vermont independent’s plan would han... Read more


This Is Why Democrats Are Losing Support Of Black Women

September 22, 2017 - 
The number of Black Women who support the Democratic Party has dropped more than 10 percent in a year. 
The Democratic Party is losing its hold on Black women, who used to be their most loyal voters, Politic365 reported. The findings were based on a new survey released during the 9th Annual Public Policy Forum on Wednesday that was organized by ... Read more


‘Educated Fool’: Maxine Waters Sounds Off On Ben Carson And ‘Racist’ Jeff Sessions

September 25, 2017 -  Maxine Waters’ all-out assault on the Trump administration showed no signs of letting up on Thursday when she targeted perhaps the lowest hanging fruit in the president’s cabinet: Ben Carson. The outspoken Democratic congresswoman took aim at the Republican secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development while speaking at the Congre... Read more


Black Restaurant Employees Sue Trump Organization For $14.5 Million

September 25, 2017 - Three Black employees are seeking $14.5 million in damages from Trump International Hotel for racial discrimination, the Washington Post reports. In a civil complaint filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Superior Court, Dominique Hill, a former employee of BLT Prime steakhouse in the luxury Trump International Hotel, and Irving Smith Jr., a current one, ... Read more

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Michael Jordan releases statements about Trump’s comments

September 26, 2017 - 
Both Michael Jordan and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive have released statements condemning Donald Trump’s recent comments against the protests currently spreading through the NFL in which players and personnel kneel during the national anthem.“One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom o... Read more