Politico quoted National African American Gun Association founder Philip Smith saying, “The days are over of African Americans sitting around singing Kumbaya and hoping and praying that somebody will come and save them. We’re gonna save ourselves, and any politician that wants our vote moving forward, they better be on the side of our thinking otherwise, you’re not gonna get our vote. We’re not gonna be sheep anymore.” … [Read more...] about NSSF: Firearm Purchases by Black Men and Women up 58% from 2019
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Over the past several days, the Biden campaign has signaled that it is paying additional attention to issues that disproportionately affect women. On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), one of the contenders thought to be on Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates, was a guest on a virtual town hall with black leaders on coronavirus’ impact on women of color. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), another possible running mate and former Biden rival, was also featured in a virtual forum addressing similar women’s focused issues late last week. … [Read more...] about Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation?
Historically, childcare policies have affected people's participation in the labor force and, unfortunately, women are more affected by it than men. While the gender split in the US labor force was roughly 50:50 women and men late last year, Covid could tilt the scales back in favor of men. … [Read more...] about Many parents may have to stop working entirely if schools don’t reopen, Goldman Sachs says
“Each of us has endured, or witnessed or worked with women who have experienced some form of dehumanizing behavior by men with power in our workplaces. Men have groped and touched us without our consent, made inappropriate comments about our bodies and our abilities,” the letter said. It’s been nearly a month now since it was published and the story in Sacramento has not gone away, and it won’t any time soon. The State Senate recently hired outside investigators to dig into the problem and their first task is to hold public forums to outline a plan of action. … [Read more...] about Sexual-Harassment Scandals Rock More Than a Dozen State Capitols
For her part, Harris allies have been lobbying the Biden team in public and in private. Racial justice lawyer Ben Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, wrote an opinion article for CNN supporting her candidacy. Behind the scenes, powerful allies such as Glenda Baskin Glover, the head of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and president of Tennessee State University, wrote a missive to Biden's vetting team, urging it to select Harris - a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post. … [Read more...] about Biden’s delay in announcing running mate intensifies jockeying between potential picks