Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Editorial credit: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com By Pearl Phillip The intricate concepts of redistricting and gerrymandering can uphold and challenge the very essence of democracy, and this election year is a prime example of that as New York deals with its new district lines.  Gerrymandering and redistricting, which occurs every ten years in New York […]

Can You Vote in New York City’s June Primary Election?

Can You Vote in New York City’s June Primary Election?

Photo: An early-voting site was open at the Queens Borough Community College for the Congressional District 3 special election, Feb. 9. 2024. Credit: Alex Krales/THE CITY By Melanie Marich and Allison Dikanovic This article is adapted from a previous version published by THE CITY in 2021. Primary Day is two weeks away, on June 25. And early voting starts this […]

It’s Not Just Young Voters. New Citizens Will Head to the Polls This Year, Too

It’s Not Just Young Voters. New Citizens Will Head to the Polls This Year, Too

Editorial credit: Ayman Haykal / Shutterstock.com By Elena Moore | NPR Millions of Americans can vote for the first time in the general election this fall, and while the majority of those will be voters just aging into eligibility – it’s a group that also includes new U.S. citizens spanning across generations. An estimated 3.5 million adults of voting […]

How Will Women of Color Vote In November? Insights from a New Poll

How Will Women of Color Vote In November? Insights from a New Poll

By Pearl Phillip As the United States gears up for another crucial election cycle, the spotlight is once again on the diverse tapestry of its electorate. Among the most influential demographics are women of color, whose collective voice significantly shapes the country’s political landscape. A recent poll conducted by Intersections of Our Lives sheds light on this pivotal group’s voting […]

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Editorial credit: K2 images / Shutterstock.com By Kevin J. McMahon | The Conversation It almost sounds like a bad joke: What did the 78-year-old male senator say to the 69-year-old female justice? “RETIRE!” That’s effectively what happened recently when U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut suggested that Sonia Sotomayor – the first Hispanic and third woman Supreme Court […]

The Rise & Power of Ethnic Voters: Shaping the Future of American Elections

The Rise & Power of Ethnic Voters: Shaping the Future of American Elections

By Pearl Phillip In the realm of American politics, the influence of ethnic voters is becoming increasingly significant as the demographics of the nation evolves. The voices of minorities, people of color, and immigrants are shaping the political landscape in an unprecedented way in the 2024 election cycle. The story of how these communities assert […]

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

Editorial credit: Darwin Brandis / Shutterstock.com By Dannagal G. Young | The Conversation It’s an uncomfortable truth: Jon Stewart and Donald Trump both tapped the same well of latent public disaffection with politics and the media in the 2000s. Trust in media and government had been declining for several decades. But the symbiotic relationship between the White House and […]