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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Commentary, articles and essays written by Dr. Julianne Malveaux.

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Ida B’s Pulitzer — Both Too Late and Right on Time

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Exactly one hundred and thirty-six years to the day after Ida B. Wells was thrown off a Chesapeake and Ohio railroad train, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her “outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans in the era of lynchings.”  The creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, Nicole Hannah-Jones, received a Pulitzer on the…

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What Do You Have to Lose? Your Health or Your Job

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — A little less than four years ago, the president tried to get Black votes with the question, “What do you have to lose.” The coronavirus offers a bleak answer. Trump was notified of the danger of the pandemic in January, but didn’t begin to address the issue until late February. Hospitals ran short on supplies like gowns, masks and tests. Governors had to ask, then…

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Donald John Trump is Hazardous to Your Health

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The daily White House coronavirus briefings have made me cringe, scream, shake my head, and even laugh. The President of the United States offers medical advice, minimizes the coronavirus, injects partisanship into his remarks, and generally treated these critical briefings as his daily open mike. He uses his bully pulpit to praise and to scold, saving particular scorn for the media. Not only is this…

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City finances are hard-hit by the Coronavirus

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Cities depend on density.  They depend on people milling around downtown, or at neighborhood parks, or street fairs and restaurants.  Not only does this milling about bring energy to urban areas, but it also contributes dollars to city coffers.  Now with the coronavirus causing some cities to issue “shelter at home” orders, close restaurants except for pick up and delivery, and order the use of facial…

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Who Gets the Ventilators?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The “big and bad” United States is seeing its world dominance recede. We are being vanquished both by a virus and by the ignorance of the “Commander in Chief.” We now know that there are not enough tests to detect the coronavirus, nor enough ventilators to treat all of those who are ill. Medical professionals are talking openly about the choices they will make and…

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Billions for Boeing, Pennies for the People

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The development of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package was extremely flawed. The Republican bullies in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wrote the bill with absolutely no Democratic input, then suggested that Democrats amend their legislation. The first draft of the bill, unsurprisingly, was a goody grab for corporations with much less for individuals. Initially, the Republican Senate would have given Treasury Secretary…

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Will the Coronavirus Hit Black Folks Harder?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Restaurants, museums, libraries, gyms, and bars are closed.  So are schools, from K-12 to higher education. Classes will be conducted online or not at all.  A local vendor told me her receipts were down by 85 percent, and she hopes not to close before the “national emergency” is over. Our streets are deserted, with some cities asking people to “self-quarantine”, or in the words of several…

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Corona Confusion and March Madness

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Basketball fans were looking forward to March Madness, those weeks when the best college teams face off against each other. Madness is replete this March, but it isn’t on the basketball courts. The dangerous coronavirus which can be transmitted by a cough, a touch, or “direct contact” is spreading all over the world. It is madness that the United States, which loves to brag about our…

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Sisters in STEM — Challenges and Triumphs

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Few in these United States had heard of Katherine Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18. How could we know when scientists are often stereotyped as old white men wearing white lab coats, with glasses sliding down their noses? You might not have known unless you’d picked up Margot Lee Shetterly’s book (2015), Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American…

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The Pernicious Power of Patriarchy

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Our nation, these United States, is founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a fraction of a person, and only men of property were allowed the right to vote. The filthy inequality at the foundation of this nation has now bubbled up and boiled over, now polluting every aspect of our…

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