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C. Dwayne West

The Mis-Education of White Folks!

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By C. Dwayne West, CEO MG Media — This prophetic thought first pondered in my brain several years ago when CNN’s personality Soledad O’Brien presented a series of stories titled Blacks in America and Latinos in America. Both well-produced programs garnered her enormous attention. Soledad became a sort of specialist in both the Black and Hispanic communities. But what prompted some serious evaluation after seeing these two award-winning broadcasts, which highlighted the bad, some good and the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Will Money Rule in This Presidential Race?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Democrats started this Presidential campaign season with more than 20 candidates. Eventually, it dropped to about a dozen, with, so far, only five of those “qualified” to appear on the next debate stage. But debate performance doesn’t seem to matter much. Both Senator Kamala Harris and former Obama cabinet member Julian Castro having had excellent debate performances, and yet they have still dropped out of…

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Black MAGA

My Nephew Voted for Trump, And Will Do It Again, Here’s Why

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — It was another raucous moment at the family Christmas dinner table when I asked my nephew this question. “You voted for Trump in 2016. Will you vote for him again?” He quickly blurted “Four more years.” That ignited the barrage of whys, how could you, and are you off your rocker, again from other family members. He was unfazed by the assault. He rebutted with…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Thriving System of Convict Labor

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — As 2019 ticked to a close, the screamingly outrageous headlines have not slowed. Every day there is something, whether it is a flurry of presidential tweets or yet another Republican spouting off about something or other. Who would have thought, though, that amid the Christmas holiday we would learn that billionaire candidate Michael Bloomberg is using convicted prisoners to make calls for his campaign? He…

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People attend the The National African American Reparations Commission and the American Civil Liberties Union's forum to discuss "reparations as the country continues to reel from the impact of slavery and its legacy," at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2019.

Beyond Compensation for Reparations

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People attend the The National African American Reparations Commission and the American Civil Liberties Union’s forum to discuss “reparations as the country continues to reel from the impact of slavery and its legacy,” at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. This is Part 4 of a 4 part series on Reparations by Yes! Paying a moral and material debt is…

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The Four Races of Man

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

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“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go. By Michael Mark Cohen — On Shouting White Racial Slurs in Public I am a white, middle class male professor at a big, public university, and every year I get up in front of a hundred and fifty to two hundred undergraduates in a class on the history…

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‘Suggesting that whiteness has no meaning creates an alienating – even hostile – climate for people of color working and living in predominantly white environments.’

White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. But it’s not.

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While most of us see ourselves as ‘not racist’, we continue to reproduce racist outcomes and live segregated lives. By Robin diAngelo, The Guardian — I am white. As an academic, consultant and writer on white racial identity and race relations, I speak daily with other white people about the meaning of race in our lives. These conversations are critical because, by virtually every measure, racial inequality persists, and institutions…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Annual Founder’s Kwanzaa Message – 2019

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

Living Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles: An All-Seasons Celebration and Practice of the Good. By Dr. Maulana Karenga — Each year Kwanzaa provides us with a special and unique time to see and celebrate ourselves as African people in beautiful, uplifting and liberating ways. But it also offers us a set of principles which, if practiced throughout the year, ensure that Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, are…

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Leaders for the Union for Reform Judaism

Major Jewish Denomination Votes To Support Reparations For Slavery

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The Union for Reform Judaism is calling for a study on reparations to redress the continuing effects of slavery and systemic racism against Black Americans. By Carol Kuruvilla, Huff Post — The Reform movement, America’s largest Jewish denomination, has passed a resolution supporting the need to make reparations for slavery. The resolution, approved by delegates to The Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial meeting on Friday, supports the creation of a…

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