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Kamala Harris

What Do 2020 Candidates Mean When They Say ‘Reparations’?

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Even highly informed commentators lack a shared understanding of what the word means. By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic — Earlier this year, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and other Democratic presidential aspirants began speaking positively about reparations, in contrast to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who opposed the policy. Just 26 percent of voters favor reparations in polls. In the telling of The New York Times, this shift is due to the fact…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Rightfully Linking Reparations and Liberation: Righteously Repairing Ourselves and the World

By | Dr. Maulana Karenga, Reparations

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — As a new and expanded round of reparations discussions and discourse take place in the public square and in the current political campaigns, seeking promised votes and progressive validation, it is vital for us to maintain control of how we define and pursue this world historical project. Indeed, it is important to look back, remember and reflect and not rush forward thinking it’s all over…

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John Bolton

Travel to Cuba falls victim to John Bolton’s ‘regime change’ playbook

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By Medea Benjamin, Independent Media Institutute — John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, calling them the “troika of tyranny” and the “three stooges of socialism,” and is determined to use his time as national security adviser to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is “alive and well,” conveying that the United States will dictate the terms of governance…

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Black Panther Division Tank Battalion WW2

The 75th Anniversary of the Normandie Invasion Honor ALL of Them

By | Commentaries/Opinions, News & Current Affairs

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Thursday June 6, 2019, marks the 75 anniversary of the Normandie invasion. The invasion along with Stalingrad, the battle of Moscow, the brutal struggles in Italy, and North Africa, was one of the turning points for the allied victory in the European Theater in World War II. I give full credit to Ike and the allied command staff in the the success of the massive…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Not Yet Uhuru, Freedom Interrupted: African Liberation Delayed But Not Defeated

By | Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — It is yet another year and still the struggle for the liberation of African people everywhere continues. And it must continue for even at the height of the liberation movement on the continent of Africa, one of our honored freedom fighters, Oginga Odinga of Kenya, reminded us with his book titled Not Yet Uhuru (Freedom) and with his own continued struggle – we are not really free…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Rightfully Remembering Min. Malcolm: Valuing our Lives, Work and Struggle

By | Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — If we are to rightfully remember Min. Malcolm, we must seriously grasp and practice what he so meticulously taught us about valuing our lives, our work and our struggle. Here I use grasp to mean take in hand and heart his legacy, study and understand it, and hold it firmly as a valuable heritage and framework for continuing forward. Whether it is on his day…

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The main port on the island of Goree a major point of embarkation during the slave trade.

How The Idea Of Reparations For Black Americans Is Coming Closer To Reality

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Main port on the island of Goree a major point of embarkation during the slave trade. By John Torpey, Forbes — The issue of reparations for African-Americans is back in the news, with a number of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination endorsing the idea in one form or another. Much of the support involves endorsement of a bill creating a study commission that has been introduced unsuccessfully since 1989….

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The Alabama abortion ban has prompted new questions about why America’s elected officials don’t look more like America.

‘Democracy has been hijacked by white men’: how minority rule now grips America

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The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politics. By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — The exercise of political power by legislative majorities of white, male elected officials in ways that disproportionately exclude or harm women and people of color is such a familiar part of the American political landscape that it sometimes…

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‘Sooner or later progressives are going to have to stop being stunned by these electoral defeats.’

Shocked by the rise of the right? Then you weren’t paying attention

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The seeds of Trump, Brexit and Modi’s success were sown by endemic racism and unfairness. Tackling that is the answer By Gary Younge, The Guardian — The morning after both Donald Trump’s victory and the Brexit referendum, when a mood of paralysing shock and grief overcame progressives and liberals on both sides of the Atlantic, the two most common refrains I heard were: “I don’t recognise my country any more,” and…

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