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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Let’s Call the White Terrorists Out

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — An Australian white nationalist man who says he hates immigrants acted out his hate by murdering at least 49 people and seriously injuring at dozens more.  He directed his ire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, after posting a hate-filled manifesto that was replete with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim ranting.  It is important to know that it was a WHITE man, not a…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Let’s Clamp Down on Tobacco and Vaping Product Access for Young People

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips – they die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Death from tobacco is, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of preventable death. But too many people, enticed by advertising, think that smoking is so “cool” that they embrace it….

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Congressional Black Caucus: Not Always in Headlines, but Never on the Sidelines

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — What does the Congressional Black Caucus do?  It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.  “It’s not only what we make happen, but what we stop from happening,” Clyburn told a standing room only crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Celebration on February 26.  His words are instructive for folks who get their news from sound bites and tweets.  The…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — According to some historians, Afrodescendents first entered these united states in 1619 off the coast of Virginia. If we believe that narrative, Afrodescendents have been in this country for 400 years. If the people who were kidnapped and brought here had to tell the story, would they tell the same one? Would they say that we came before Columbus? That some of us might have…

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Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams

White Privilege and Black Power: Ilhan Omar Checks Elliott Abrams

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a member of Congress. Let me repeat that. Ms. Omar is a member of Congress. So how dare Elliot Abrams, 45’s nominee as Venezuelan envoy presume to interrupt the Congresswoman as she made a statement and interrogated him? He was relatively docile when white people questioned him, but was angry and ignorant in his response to the Congresswoman. His behavior was…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Our Planet Is Melting! Who Cares?

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The Right Reverend William Barber has revived Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign. He has reminded us that the triple evils of an age were racism, militarism, and poverty. But he has advanced the struggle for social and economic justice by including ecological devastation and the intersection between religion and morality. Dr. King indicated that one of the evils could not exist without…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Moments and Migrations

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Every year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) choses a theme for Black History Month.  This year they have chosen, Black Migrations emphasizing “the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.”  Their theme is important, especially when we think of the “Great Migration”, the time after World War I when Black folk fled…

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Open a Book, Explore a World: The Philadelphia African American Children’s Book Fair

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — We hear the words “national emergency” so often from the bloviator that masquerades as a President that we forget what an emergency really looks like.  One of our most pressing crises is the educational emergency that our nation faces, with the quality of inner-city education, in particular, so lacking that many young people are graduating from high school unequipped to manage either post-secondary education or employment. …

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Government Shutdown and the Collateral Damage

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — As I write this, our federal government has been shut down for 27 days.  At first, it seemed like a gamesmanship joke, like who was going to blink first.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and (CA) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) didn’t look like they were blinking when 45 said he would “own” the shutdown to get his wall.  He’s not owning it now – he…

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Angela Davis

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines of the civil rights movement all of her life. She has been especially active in prison reform matters, but she has also been involved in other civil and human rights issues. When I learned back in October that she would get the Fred Shuttlesworth…

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