Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

At Last

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

When Beyonce Knowles sang the Etta James song “At Last” at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the song could have had several meanings.  At last we have an African American President?  At last, the muscle of the Black vote has been flexed?  At last, there is some hope for our country to come together with […]

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

A National Disgrace: Joblessness and Fratricide in America’s “Dark Ghettos”

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is gearing up for a Day of Direct Action June 17th in Washington, D.C. to demand an end to the War on Drugs and mass incarceration  and call on President Obama to invest in marginalized urban inner-city Black communities across the nation.  While ending the war on drugs as a devastating racially-biased policy is essential, we in IBW have always insisted…

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Justice Sotomayor: The Whole Truth

By Commentaries/Opinions

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was brutally honest. No U.S. Supreme Court Justice has ever revealed such personal details of life behind their rise to this nation’s most coveted law job. President Barack Obama made history when he nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, she was a former prosecutor and then appellate judge. Now, Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina,…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Flawed Immigration Reform Bill

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Senate’s Gang of Eight have put together an 844 page monstrosity known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, legislation that President Obama says he “basically approves” of. The crafters of this essentially unreadable bill was put together by Senators Dick Durbin (Illinois), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Michael Bennett […]

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It Is A Question Of Leadership?

By Commentaries/Opinions

We are witnessing the very serious decline of Black radio in general and Black owned radio in particular. This is happening at a time when Blacks can ill afford to be without voice in the marketplace of ideas. With the hateful indifference to Blacks that dominates so much of what is considered mainstream media, Blacks must have access to social, political, esthetic and cultural expressions that are born of the…

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