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Dr. Ron Daniels

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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The Orange Man’s Approval Ratings — The Dangers of “Trumpism”

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — With all the vile acts that Donald Trump, “the orange man,” has committed and the barrage of media coverage of his egomaniacal behavior, you would think that his approval rating would be tanking.  But, that’s not the case. A recent CNN Poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 42%, up from 5-10% depending on which polls one chooses to cite. …

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Omarosa Manigault Newman

Cheer Her or Jeer Her? The Rev. Omarosa Manigault-Newman

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Vantage Point Vignettes, Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — Omarosa is taking the media by storm and captivating the nation with the tell-all revelations in her book Unhinged – which provides insights into the machinations of the most reckless, ruinous, racist and retrograde administration in the history of this country; that of the infamous “Orange Man” Donald J. Trump. My dear friend Earl Ofari Hutchinson recently wrote that…

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The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums

The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums – Some Reflections on the “Conscience of the Congress”

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Vantage Point Articles Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums from the Eighth Congressional District in California. I used to fondly introduce him in that manner because he was such a towering figure whom I admired immensely. Indeed, I considered him a confidante, comrade in struggle and a friend. Ron Dellums was a Bad…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Immigration Reform Part 2: The Parasitical System of Development / Underdevelopment

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — Much of the immigration reform debate is understandably focused on the separation of children from their parents, the plight of the “Dreamers,” the “Diversity Visa Program,” a “Guest Worker Program” to feed the agricultural sector’s appetite for cheap labor and border protection to block the “hordes” of undocumented “suspects” from illegally entering this country. While these are important issues…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

The “Color” of Immigration Policy Reform — Dr. Ron Daniels

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — It is critically important that all people of conscience and goodwill continue to condemn the horrifying, uncivilized policy of separating children from parents from Mexico and Central America entering this country seeking asylum or a better life for their families. While some might debate the “legality” of people crossing the border without documents, absolutely nothing justifies treating human beings…

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Frederick Douglass

Commemorating Frederick Douglass Day — Dr. Ron Daniels

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — Many Americans have just concluded “celebrating” a protracted July 4th, Independence Day holiday. It is a time for vacating, picnicking, family cook-outs, parades, fireworks and lots of flag-waving during perhaps the most “patriotic” season of the year. As an African in America, when I think about the Fourth of July it conjures up the memory and spirit of Frederick…

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