Sybil Wilkes

1. Activists March to End Filibuster, Passage of Voting Laws What You Need To Know: The fight for federal voting legislation and against restrictive state voting bills continues this week in Texas. 2. Unsung Hero of Civil Rights, Robert Parris Moses, Dies at 86 What You Need To Know: Civil rights activist Robert Parris Moses […]

1. Pelosi Appoints Rogue Republican to January 6 Commission What You Need To Know: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the appointment of another Republican to the bipartisan select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 2. Just Ahead of R.Kelly Trial, New Allegations What You Need To Know: As R. […]

1. Pelosi Shocks GOP With Rejection of Reps for Capitol Attack Committee What You Need To Know: It’s been six months since the Capitol insurrection and after a failed attempt to create an independent, bipartisan commission, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has created a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack. 2. New Leader for […]

1. France Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Legion d’Honneur What You Need To Know: You may now call him “Monsieur Commander of the Legion of Honor.” Rev. Jesse Jackson was awarded France’s highest honor Monday by President Emmanuel Macron. 2. Mandela Barnes Announces Run to Become Wisconsin’s First Black Senator What You Need To […]

1. Could Lindsey Graham and Senate GOP Follow Lead of Texas Democrats? What You Need To Know: Taking a page from the playbook of Texas State House Democrats, Senate Republican Lindsey Graham is floating the idea of stopping President Biden’s infrastructure plan. 2. Senate Democrats Take Voting Rights Fight on the Road What You Need […]

1. Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Texas Attorney General Campaign What You Need To Know: National civil rights attorney Lee Merritt is launching a campaign for the Democratic nomination in the race for Texas Attorney General. Merritt announced the kickoff of his campaign Tuesday to unseat the current Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 2. […]

1. Texas Democrats Flee State to Block Restrictive Voting Law What You Need To Know: As Texas Republicans continue to charge ahead in passing new, more restrictive voting laws, Democratic state legislators left the state to block Republican legislators during a special session. 2. Island-Wide Protests Call for Change in Cuba What You Need To Know: […]

1. Whip Clyburn: Tweak Filibuster or Kiss the Majority Goodbye What You Need To Know: The clock is ticking. Time is getting short, as are tempers, as the country moves toward the consequential midterm elections. 2. Judge Allows Georgia Election Law to Stand As Texas Moves Again to Restrict Voting What You Need To Know: […]

1. Arrests in the Assassination of Haitian President Moïse What You Need To Know: A U.S. citizen is among six suspects arrested in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounding of his wife, Martine. The attack took place at the Moïse home around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph. […]

1. Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary in NYC’s Mayoral Race What You Need To Know: In one of the largest groups of political candidates, in one of the most complex forms of voting, Eric Adams has emerged as the winner of the Democratic primary in the race for mayor of New York City. 2. Attica […]