iONE DIGITAL LAUNCHES #THEBLACKBALLOT ON NEWSONE.COM
#TheBlackBallot Tackles Issues Important to the African American Community for the 2020 Election Cycle
iOne Digital is excited to announce the launch of #TheBlackBallot, a new online space that features topical and hot button election-related issues. Readers will experience op-eds from both favorite and new political voices, critical analysis of our community’s needs and inter-generational news coverage.
#TheBlackBallot will serve as a resource for consumers looking for political content from varied Black perspectives. The landing page for #TheBlackBallot will live on NewsOne.com. “#TheBlackBallot is not just a chance to bring more attention to what’s shaping up to be the most pivotal election of our lifetimes, but it is also an opportunity to showcase a diverse array of Black voices bringing attention to concerns, issues and policies that typically get downplayed or otherwise overlooked,” says Bruce C.T. Wright, managing editor of NewsOne.com. NewsOne.com is a premier platform on iOne Digital, a Division of Urban One, Inc., that boasts 20-million+ unique visitors per month. NewsOne.com is a destination for news and information for and about Blacks in America and offers original stories, diverse opinions, photos, videos, and polls to its audience, daily. #TheBlackBallot will provide a unique collection of viewpoints from Black activists, journalists and thought leaders about critical political issues. “NewsOne has had its finger on the pulse of politics for years,” adds Wright. “#TheBlackBallot is simply our way of helping readers contextualize and prioritize aspects of the U.S. government in ways that other news outlets can’t.”
End of Her Reign
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on September 8, 2022 at age 96 at her Balmoral Castle, the British royal family’s estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was said to have been vacationing there this summer. It was reported that members of the Royal family were present by her side including her four children.
For 70 years and 214 days, the longest of any British monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country, Queen Elizabeth held the throne as Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952 when she ascended the throne upon her father’s death. The Queen’s eldest on Charles, Prince of Wales with take other as King Charles III.
Ready to #Retire Rubio
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Rep. Val. Demings, the former Orlando police-chief turned U.S. Representative and previously one of President Biden’s potential vice president choices, defeated three of her democratic opponents in Tuesday’s Primary elections. She became the highly favored Democratic nominee after gaining 85% of the vote. She will move on to face incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in November.
Demings has served three terms in Congress. Aware of the uphill battle she faces, Demings is not only running to defeat Sen. Rubio, but a win in November would make her the first Black U.S. Senator from Florida.
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