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Trump’s 71 Million are Far More Than a Bunch of Angry White Guys

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Ever since Trump first took the Oval Office this has been virtually written in political stone. The prototype Trump backer is a poorly educated, KKK or white nationalist loving, slob of a blue collar white male worker or farmer in the backwoods of the Deep South or Midwest who alternately fears and loathes Blacks, Hispanics, gays, liberals of all stripes, former President Obama, and big…

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This Democrat Is Vying for a Powerful Foreign Affairs Role. His Ties To Right-Wing Groups in Colombia Could Haunt Him.

By Commentaries/Opinions

Rep. Gregory Meeks worked with Colombian politicians tied to right-wing paramilitaries to help push for a corporate-friendly “free trade” deal. By Sarah Lazare and Maurizio Guerrero, In These Times — Rep. Gre­go­ry Meeks (D‑N.Y.), the estab­lish­ment favorite to replace out­go­ing Rep. Eliot Engel (D‑N.Y.) as chair of the pow­er­ful House For­eign Affairs Com­mit­tee, is known for his fierce sup­port of “free trade” deals around the world. He didn’t just vote in…

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Joe Biden

Democrats — and the U.S. — won’t have a future if Biden adopts a centrist agenda

By Commentaries/Opinions

It is up to the Democratic president-elect to ensure the future of both his party and the nation. Moving to the right, or even the center, will do neither. By Sonali Kolhatkar, Independent Media Institute — President-elect Joe Biden has called the November 2020 U.S. election a “battle for the soul of the nation.” In offering himself up as a contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden made a clear distinction…

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Transatlantic Slave Trade

A Practical and Constitutional Proposal for Reparations for African-Americans

By Reparations

By Benjamin G. Davis — Responding to the discussions on Reparations are replete while the appalling reality on the ground is not in doubt, to be of assistance and subject to the wisdom of people who have been working on this far longer than me I put on my Business School hat and put this practical and constitutional proposal together. My bottom line is that it is not as hard…

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Black Voters

Black voters drove Joe Biden’s victory – and have offered this country a reboot

By Commentaries/Opinions

We have mountains yet to climb, but Black voters should feel pride in our incredible voter mobilization. Look at the numbers. By Cliff Albright, The Guardian — It is now certain that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are our next president and vice-president. Black voters across the US are taking a well-earned victory lap. Not even the masks we must wear can hide the joy and hope on people’s faces….

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Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Burlington’s Reparations Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday night. The task force was created this summer by the City Council to study how Vermont benefited from slavery and make apologies and amends as necessary. While Vermont was not a slave state and was the first to abolish slavery back in 1777, those seeking reparations say nonslave states benefited from slavery. The task force includes city…

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Black People’s Unprecedented Political Power Won This Election

By Editors' Choice

By Jessica Byrd, The Root — For months, I’ve been anxious, yet hopeful. Despite all of what we faced this year from the pandemic to the economic crisis to racial violence, I held onto my faith in Black movement. We’re building a future where every Black person can live free with the resources they need to thrive, not simply survive. To do that, we believe we must contest for power…

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health care inequality

Some experts propose reparations as solution for decades of racial health inequities

By Reparations

“Cash restitution would save lives,” one expert says. By Dr. Divya Chhabra— As COVID-19 exacerbates long standing health inequities affecting the Black population, a growing chorus of experts suggest reparations could help narrow the divide. The concept of government-issued reparations for the descendants of slaves has been discussed for decades, with national figures like Sen. Kamala Harris expressing some level of support. California, Illinois and Washington, D.C., have introduced bills to study how to best implement reparations for historical injustices placed…

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White face / Black face Illustration

Shocked by how close the presidential race is? Black Americans have known this bigotry all along

By Editors' Choice

Black people have known forever that White people’s commitment to true democracy can be fickle By Anneliese M. Bruner, The Lily — As a Black woman in America, I’ve been watching the neck-and-neck presidential election race like everyone else. I’ve also been reading online posts, conversations and articles happening in the spaces I inhabit — spaces where Black folks speak their minds openly about the racism that stains and permeates…

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Kamala Harris- 2020 Election.

What Kamala Harris’s Historic Win Means to Me as an Indo African Caribbean Woman

By Commentaries/Opinions

Writer Nadine Drummond reflects on the beauty and hope in Kamala Harris’s win of the 2020 vice presidential election. By Nadine Drummond — African: check. Indian: check. Jamaican: check. Woman: check. Senator Kamala Devi Harris, who will officially be the 46th vice president of the United States, is essentially all that I am. I’m filled with so much joy right now, I almost feel like I won the election myself. Harris’s ascension…

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