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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Market For Disrespect

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has one hell of a nerve. In an image that has gone viral, she put her finger in President Obama’s face, apparently lecturing him about something or other, making her the pure picture of arrogant disrespect. Apparently, she has learned from the best of the marketers. Before her finger-wagging diatribe, her book Scorpions for Breakfast was ranked 285,568 on the Amazon list. By the time she…

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African Americans Lose, While Others Gain

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The unemployment rate is falling for the third month in a row, and in December about 200,000 private sector jobs were created. The monthly unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that unemployment has declined by six tenths of a percentage point since August. Already, some economists are saying we can expect another decline next month. I am surprised, however, at the very tepid language that the Employment…

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Are Fredom Riders Seeds Bearing Fruit?

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Are Fredom Riders Seeds Bearing Fruit? By Julianne Malveaux Fifty years ago this month, the Freedom Rides began.   While the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in interstate commerce, including bus terminals, was illegal, the laws were not being enforced. Because the law failed to act, people of conscience, courage and determination acted instead.    Resistance to […]

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Debilitating Poverty Is Corrosive

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

DEBILITATING POVERTY IS CORROSIVE BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX The fall of the Roman Empire is best captured in the phrase that “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”.  Set on pursuing his own pleasures and indulgences, Nero could not see the walls crumbling around him. Similarly, our leaders seem oblivious to the walls crashing in on us, bickering about the way […]

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Let the Games Begin

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Most Americans have been enjoying the holiday haze since House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) folded and allowed the two-month extension of unemployment insurance and the Social Security tax cut, and other key matters.  Indeed, if the French take the month of August off by law, we almost do the same in the period between Christmas and New Year.  Except for retail establishments that support the great American pastime – shopping…

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