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The Center For Tech And Civic Life Founder Tiana Epps-Johnson Has Plans To Restore Trust In Our Democracy

Voters can look forward to a more refined and just democratic system thanks to an audacious idea from a Black woman founder. Thanks to TED, in 2018, The Audacious Project was born as an initiative to support changemakers that are lighting a path toward a better future. According to the official website, over $900 million has been distributed to nine projects over the course of a year to bold leaders and philanthropic organizations who understand the value of gathering large dollars to create long-term changes. Among the recipients is Tiana Epps-Johnson, a co-founder and executive director of the Center for Tech and Civic Life. In April, Johnson shared during TED 2022: A New Era, that $80 million will be distributed over five years to various election departments throughout the United States to restore trust in our democracy is accessible and to support elected officials.

Samantha Dorisca

May 6, 2022

Candidates Count on the Power of the Black Vote This Super Tuesday

The most important election day for the 2020 Presidential race so far is here — Super Tuesday. According to Ballotpedia , Super Tuesday is “the Tuesday in a presidential election year when the largest number of states and territories hold a presidential preference primary.” Today marks itself as a big day for the Democratic primary campaign. Fourteen states will hold nominating contests to pick who they believe should run against Donald Trump — including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. The result’s from today’s election will help determine how presidential candidates will fare nationally on the road to the presidential election. Today is a significant day for Democratic candidates and voters, but more importantly Black voters. 2020 is recognized as the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 15th Amendment, which gave Black men the right to vote. Practicing our right...

Njera Perkins

Mar 3, 2020