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Slavery’s Lessons for the Supreme Court and the DACA case

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The law is sometimes characterized as a clear set of rules, but it isn’t always so straightforward. By Jamal Greene and Elora Mukherjee, Los Angeles Times — The Morgan children were in their pajamas, probably dreaming, when four men broke into their home before daylight, loaded them into the back of an open wagon and forcibly took them across Pennsylvania’s southern border. The year was 1837. “DREAMERS” attend a news…

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Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party

Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party

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Republican voters made Trump the white-supremacist-in-chief. That’s why a resignation from Miller wouldn’t change much. By Cas Mudde, The Guardian — This week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a bombshell article revealing troubling emails that White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller sent to editors at Breitbart News, the far-right media outlet previously led by Steve Bannon. The emails, which were leaked by former Breitbart editor Katie McHugh and predate Miller’s period…

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White Nationalists Are Running the White House

White Nationalists Are Running the White House

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The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows the deep connections he has to racist white nationalists. Story by The Real News Network. Transcript and video below. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome, everybody, to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you with us. Stephen Miller is a leading policy advisor to Donald Trump. He may also…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

What Do the 2019 Elections Mean for 2020?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — If the 2019 elections are any indication, Republicans need to worry about their viability come 2020.  In Virginia, Democrats have majorities in both its upper and lower houses.  With a Democratic governor, Virginia has an unprecedented opportunity to shape public policy, especially around gun control, a key concern for many.  In West Virginia, the candidate backed by 45 lost.  Many will say it is because of the Republican governor,…

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Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

Researching, Teaching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora: An Introduction

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By Charisse Burden-Stelly and Crystal Moten, Black Perspectives — Part I: Studying the Black Diaspora, Then and Now From May 22-24, 2019, a group of scholars from liberal arts colleges throughout the country gathered at Carleton College for a workshop titled, “Teaching, Researching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges.” Organized by Drs. Crystal Moten, Chipo Dendere, and Charisse Burden-Stelly, this workshop aimed to interrogate a host…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Focusing on Freedom with Harriet Tubman: Enduring Advice on Relentless Resistance

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — This is a reminder, prelude and promise of a coming review on the movie “Harriet”. This is in joyful and grateful homage to our illustrious foremother, Harriet Tubman, the liberator. We offer sacred words and water to this leader and liberator, this all-seasons soldier, abolitionist, freedom fighter, strategist, teacher, nurse, advocate of human, civil and women’s rights, and this family woman: daughter of her parents…

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Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet” - Harriet Tubman Movie.

The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”

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By Richard Brody, The New Yorker — A common failure of movies, especially historical ones, is that they don’t open their drama to intellectual context or to the inner lives of their characters. Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet” is a bold and accomplished exception: this bio-pic of Harriet Tubman develops her actions as a freer of enslaved people with ardent and detailed attention to the prophetic visions that impel her, and the…

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The Enduring Battle to Diversify Historical Reenactment

The Enduring Battle to Diversify Historical Reenactment

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White history is still normalized. Non-white history is seen as provocative. By Nick Martin, The New Republic –  Imagine, for a moment, you’re about eight years old, standing in a valley strewn with tiny hills. Your mother is nearby, trying to rope in your wandering little brother. Towering over you and milling about are dozens of older white men, silver in the beard and haggard in the face, antique rifles…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

McConnell’s African American Victory Sounds Another Warning Bell

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave one of the biggest hugs I ever saw to a political candidate. There was good reason for it. His hand-picked choice for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron just won big in that state’s election. Cameron is the first African American to hold statewide office in Kentucky in decades. He is a staunch protégé of McConnell. Both…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Let’s Suspend the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Even as our legislators grapple with impeachment, they are also charged to pass a dozen budget bills, including a bill on “defense”. Recent elections suggest a paradigm shift in the way we view budget spending, what with Democrats taking charge in both Virginia and Kentucky (I’m not counting Mississippi, Dems aren’t likely to capture that one until lightening strikes). Some are suggesting that the government…

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