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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Black Lives Matter T-shirts and Masks – Who Profits?

Black Lives Matter T-shirts and Masks – Who Profits?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — I always smile when I see Black Lives Matter T-Shirts until I saw one gracing the grubby back of a white man who had on both a BLM T-Shirt and a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.  I started to either take a photo or start a conversation because I knew somebody would accuse me of making the combination up.  Instead, I wondered where the man…

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Black Women Rising Despite Obstacles

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Women won the right to vote a century ago. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment passed. The white women’s equal rights struggle began in 1776, though, when Abigail Adams, the wife of our second president and member of the constitution-drafting Continental Congress, sent her husband a letter. She urged him to “remember the ladies.” She further wrote, “All men would be tyrants if they could….

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Both the Economy and the Senate Stumble

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — On the same day we learned that the US economy contracted by 9.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, the United States Senate adjourned and went home, even though the economic contraction is the largest since growth data has been collected.  They left without passing the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.  They left without continuing the $600 per week…

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Embracing Youth Leadership

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Congressman John Robert Lewis was just 17 when he reached out to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a letter conveying his desire to attend all-white Troy State College (now Troy State University) that was just ten miles from his home. Lewis submitted an application but never heard from the college, and hoped King would help. Instead, he went to Fisk University. Later, Dr. King…

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Adding Fuel to the Fire of Our Pandemics

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Nero, the Roman Emperor who legendarily fiddled while Rome burned is a symbol for an irresponsible, ineffective, and callous leader who shows indifference to people in crisis.  The great Rome fire took place in the first century AD.  The fiddle wasn’t invented until the eleventh century, so it is unlikely that the hedonistic emperor played the fiddle while his city was burning.  More likely, he…

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The Enemy Within

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — At least six Black children were killed during the Fourth of You Lie weekend.  They weren’t doing anything wrong, just attending a community picnic, or going to visit a grandmother, or riding in a car with her mom.  One of the children, Secoriea Turner, 8, was an Atlantan, and the day after the killing, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, emotionally addressed the killers, “You shot and…

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Symbols, Statues, and Substance

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Socially isolated and alone in my home, I lifted my fist into the air when I learned that the Mississippi legislature voted to remove the Confederate stars and bars from their flag. As NACCP President Derrick Jackson said, “it’s been a long time coming.”  A long time since the songstress Nina Simone put it out there with Mississippi G—damn. A long time since Emmitt Till was…

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No Economic Victory Lap

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The June Employment Situation report, released on July 2, showed a continued decline in the unemployment rate.  Thanks to coronavirus, the rate shot up to 14.7 percent in April and declined to 11.1 percent in June.  About 4.8 million more people were on payrolls in June than in May.  Just about every sector of the economy saw job gains, including the troubled leisure snd hospitality…

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Looters, Lowlifes, and Liars

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — According to the Washington Post, the 45th President told 19,126 lies between his inauguration in 2017 and June 1, 2020.  By now, the number has likely edged toward 20,000, as his Tulsa “rally” yielded dozens more.  This President has no allegiance to the truth, but that’s no surprise.  Leading up to his ill-timed gathering, amid the coronavirus, he projected more than a million attendees.  Instead,…

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Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris and the Fight for Minority Business

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux —  Andrea Harris was not well-known, but she should have been.  She was the co-founder of the North Carolina Institute of  Minority Business Development, an advocate for social and economic justice, a champion for historically Black colleges and universities, and a Bennett Belle (Class of 1970) who passionately loved her college.  After a brief illness and a stroke, she made her transition on May 20.  The…

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