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Dr. Ron Daniels

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

“State of Emergency” in Black America: The Killing of Black Men Continues – A Call to Action

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Vantage Point Articles & Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman’s choke hold in Staten Island, New York, is yet another painful, traumatic reminder of the long history of occupation, torture, abuse and killing of Black people in America, particularly Black men.

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Image of Fannie Lou Hamer, Joe Biden, James Clyburn. Will Joe Biden Have A Black Agenda? Vantage Point Article By Dr. Ron Daniels.

Will Joe Biden Have A Black Agenda?

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Image above: Fannie Lou Hamer, Joe Biden and Cong. James Clyburn Black Voters to the Rescue… Again Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels — There is one indisputable fact about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: former Vice-President Joe Biden’s bid for the nomination was reeling and on the ropes before he was rescued by Black voters, beginning with the decisive endorsement of veteran Congressman James Clyburn, the…

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Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sander’s Campaign Mattered… And Faltered

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Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels — With no realistic avenue to win the Democratic nomination for President and in the face of the horrific Coronavirus Pandemic, I was delighted to see Senator Bernie Sanders convene a nationwide conference call with his campaign staffers and supporters to announce he was suspending his campaign. This was no doubt deeply disappointing to some of Bernie’s most fervent supporters who…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

African Diaspora Rising — The Year of “The Door of Return to Africa”

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Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels — This year, 2019 marks the 400th year since the Dutch ship White Lion arrived in Jamestown in the British Colony that was to become the Commonwealth of Virginia with “20 and odd Negroes” from Africa. The arrival of these indentured enslaved Africans was the opening chapter in one of the most horrific events in human history, the holocaust of African enslavement, the MAAFA via the European slave trade. Proud African men and women from highly civilized…

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Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

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Displacing Black People and Culture, Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program A Call for an Emergency Summit. Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels — Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has become the watch-word for the displacement of Black people and culture. Gentrification is the “Negro Removal Program” of the…

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Can the Working Families Party Emerge as the Progressive Third Force in American Politics? — ibw21.org

Can the Working Families Party Emerge as the Progressive Third Force in American Politics?

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What Next After Victory in the Midterms Can the Working Families Party Emerge as the Progressive Third Force in American Politics? Vantage Point by Dr Ron Daniels — For much of my life’s work as a social and political activist, I have been a proponent of independent Black politics and the creation of a progressive, independent, third force in American politics as a vehicle to advance a visionary politics of…

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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

“Trumpism:” The Hate that Produces Hate

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Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — With the attempted assassination of a series of Democratic leaders and the savage murder of 11 worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the past week, the American people are witnessing one of the most horrific seasons of hate and terror in recent memory. And, while there is debate about the link between rhetoric and the actions…

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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Remember Dr. Christine Blasey Ford… Mobilize the “Mob” to March on Ballot Boxes — Eradicate Trumpism

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Image: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — We must never forget the humble, dignified and courageous testimony of a Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee. With no outside witnesses being called, the Hearing was deliberately rigged to be a “she said, he said” spectacle.  We must never forget the bias treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford by the Committee’s Chairman…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa

End the Sanctions Now: Time for a New Beginning in Zimbabwe

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Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — On August 3rd the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced that Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zimbabwe African Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) had narrowly defeated Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) 50.8% to 44.3%. Mr. Mnangagwa’s margin of victory was just enough to avoid a run-off. Though MDC initially protested the results, the Constitutional Court overruled the opposition’s claims…

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The Unfulfilled Power of the Black Vote

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Vantage Point Vignettes, Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — For decades I have been hammering home the point that in a low voter participation environment, the group that effectively educates, mobilizes and organizes its voters to turn-out on election day will wield power disproportionate to its numbers in the overall electorate. Put another way, a relatively small group that registers and turns out a high percentage of its…

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