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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Pass the Bill Now

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles

“Pass the Bill Now” Obama Finally Takes a Stand … Again For months supporters of President Obama have been grumbling that the Tea Party and Grand Obstructionist Party (GOP) have been slapping him around like a rag doll. After buckling to the obstructionists on everything from Health Care Reform, extending the Bush era tax breaks for the wealthy, raising the debt ceiling and awkwardly capitulating to Boehner on the date/day…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

African Leaders and Nations Must Be Accountable

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles

African Leaders and Nations Must Be Accountable Prescribing Progressive Principles of Pan African Governance I once wrote an article entitled, “The Moral and Ethical Imperatives of Black Leadership. ”  I expressed a concern that far too many Black elected officials in the U.S. and heads of state in Africa were behaving as if the only goal of the Black liberation movement was to replace White faces with Black faces in…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Implanting a “Black Footprint” on an Economic Renaissance for Haiti

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles

August is a momentous month in the history of the African world. August 17th marks the birthday of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, arguably the greatest mass organizer in the history of the Pan African movement. August 14th is the anniversary of Bwa Kayiman, the gathering in northern Haiti convened by the spiritual leader Boukman in 1791 which sparked the revolution that led to the creation of the first Black…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

King Out of Context – Just Fix It!

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit”.  Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one of the quotes engraved on the side of the new memorial to Dr. King portrays the man as a braggart, not the humble servant leader that he was.  “I was a drum major for justice”, the memorial reads.  The actual “drum major” speech is a profound speech about the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Obama Jobs Bill – A Step In The Right Direction

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

I was among the millions who eagerly looked forward to President Obama’s speech on jobs last week, among the millions who hoped our President would finally get his arms around the issue that plagues millions of Americans. The official unemployment rates, after all, are nothing more than a pleasant fiction. The 9.1 percent unemployment rate for August is actually a whopping 16.2 percent. For African Americans, the unemployment rate, reported…

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