Desktop notifications are on | Turn off
Get breaking news alerts from The Washington Post
Turn on desktop notifications?
Vanessa Williams is a reporter on the National desk.
As debate roils around whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be judged for a sexual assault alleged to have happened when he was 17, researchers note that black boys seldom get that kind of consideration for 'youthful indiscretions.'
The comments by the Republican nominee were criticized as racially tinged. Gillum would be the state’s first black governor.
He is one of two African Americans seeking a governorship in the South in November.
If he gets the Democratic Party's nod, the Tallahassee mayor would be the first African American to win a major-party nomination for governor in the state.
The move, voted down Friday by the Randolph County Board of Elections, was seen as an effort to suppress black voters and triggered ferocious pushback.
The move comes ahead of a scheduled Friday vote on a plan that has angered voting rights activists.
The proposal affecting a majority-black area has raised suspicions of voter suppression.
Although Brian Kemp is not required to step down as secretary of state, activists say it poses an ethical dilemma for him to be a candidate and overseer of the gubernatorial election.
The primary runoffs Tuesday will choose candidates in Atlanta suburban districts with changing demographics.
In the same way that Ocasio-Cortez defied the odds to defeat 10-term Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York Tuesday, Pressley is looking to defeat longtime Rep. Michael Capuano in the September primary.