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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Claim Your Destiny, Even in a Tough Economy

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

One hundred and nine Bennett College students shook my hand and received their diplomas on Saturday, May 5. With big smiles and a little swagger, they went through the time-honored ceremonies of baccalaureate and commencement. And, we were blessed to have phenomenal friends join us. Rev. Al Sharpton was our baccalaureate speaker, and the Hon. Alexis Herman was our graduation speaker.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Black Women and the Mommy Wars

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

When Democratic commentator Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life”, Ann Romney behaved as if she had just hit the lottery.  She smugly made the media rounds talking about how hard it was for her to raise her five sons.  And she’s right.  Stay at home moms work extremely hard to cook, clean, run a shuttle for their children and their various activities, participate in school activities like “Room Mom” and “Cookie Mom”.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Lets Get Down To Business

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Now that former Senator Rick Santorum has withdrawn from the Republican race for nomination, it is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  To be sure, he still has to deal with the nuisance factor of Newt Gingrich, whose lack of money has not only torpedoed his campaign, but also one of his “think” tanks.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

We are all Trayvon Martin

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

I have two nephews that I love with an amazing passion. Anyi, 28, is a Los Angeles based comedian, who kinda looks like me and acts like me. He is my absolute escort of choice when I am in Southern California. Armand, 25, is an Oakland-based aspiring writer, and a 2008 graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz. Both of these young men are well over 6’3″, but neither carries any extra weight. Both of them wear hoodies.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

What Happened to Audacity?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Forty years ago this month, ten thousand African Americans thronged to Gary, Indiana for the first National Black Political Convention.  They gathered to develop a black agenda, and to influence 1972 presidential politics.  One of the things on the agenda was the development of an independent black political party and to explore the notion of independent black politics.

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