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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

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Health Care in the Dark

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

My grandmother, and yours, too probably, used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light.  There is way too much “dark” public policy being done by this administration, too many instances when whispers and innuendo are substitutes for truth and transparency.  If 45 wonders why there are so many leaks from the Oval Office, perhaps he ought to consider more transparency.  Instead, he veers in…

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Civil Rights Under Seige

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

When he was running for President, 45 asked African Americans what we had to lose by electing him.  Embracing the most dystopian view of the African American community, he attacked our schools, our streets, crime rates, and unemployment and suggested that we were so far down that electing him could only improve things.  Curiously, he never talked about racism when he talked about the status of African Americans.  He never…

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Devoid at Bethune Cookman University: We Must Be the Resistance

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune Cookman University than if I had raised them myself.  Responding to the University’s very late selection of Betsy DeVos (hereafter referred to as DeVoid, as she is devoid of good sense, history, literacy, and even courtesy) for the spring commencement speaker, graduating seniors chose to turn their back on a woman who described HBCUs as “pioneers of school choice”. …

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A Tiny, Petty Victory

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

After months of “repeal and replace” rhetoric, Congress has finally passed a pitiful little bill designed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.   To watch Republicans gather in the Rose Garden to “celebrate” the narrow passage of their paltry bill, you would have thought that 45 was about to sign ground-breaking legislation.  Instead, changes to the Affordable Care Act must be ironed out between the House of Representatives and the Senate. …

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Lessons from Fox and O’REILLY

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. Revelations that $13 million had been paid, either by O’Reilly or the network, to women who said they had been sexually harassed repelled millions, some of whom protested outside Fox headquarters and took to the airwaves with their complaints. But it is unlikely that protests…

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I Won’t Be Silenced by the Solar Industry’s Intimidation Tactics

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Being a journalist who covers issues important to the African American and other marginalized communities, I have taken on powerful forces over the years. I have provided a voice for underrepresented communities and engaged both the private and public sector, but always strove to be accurate and respectful. After all, how can I demand civility and fairness from others if I don’t practice it myself? Earlier this year, I wrote…

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The March Unemployment Report Is Mixed News

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Our 45th President has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports, released on the first Friday of the month, we saw unemployment rates of 4.8 and 4.7 percent.  In both of those months, more than 200,000 jobs were created.  45 crowed that this data showed how successful his Presidency had been, even though he had barely kept…

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Alexander Acosta – Bad News in a Slick Package

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the 45th President’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full Senate. He got narrow approval from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions by a 12-11 party line vote. I don’t blame the Democrats for opposing the Acosta nomination. In his televised hearing, he was as slippery as Supreme Court nominee, Neil…

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