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Black Lives Matter thought they had Washington’s ear.

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By Maya King — Nearly one year after protests that rocked America’s cities and helped propel Joe Biden’s ride to the White House, Black Lives Matter activists aren’t the Washington power players they envisioned themselves to be. The Biden administration has neither granted them a meeting months after they requested one, nor have any names of activists been listed in White House visitor logs. (Those logs, it should be noted, just…

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We Are A Hated People

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By Haki R. Madhubuti— before george floyd, breonna taylor and millions of Black “others” was emmett till. i, a yellow-black boy of 13 was slapped into our Black reality upon reading and selling out of my jet magazines of 9/15/55 that horrified a world with the images of the teenager emmett till who had been crucified by white supremacist christian cowards in money, mississippi. his slaughter was not just a…

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Repression and abuse in the favelas of Brazil: Death by violence, hunger or pandemic

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For Immediate Release May 7th, 2021 – On Thursday, May 6, in Brazil at least 25 people died after more than 200 armed police officers stormed Jacarezinho, one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro, in a justification of searching for drug traffickers in what has been called one of the most violent raids in the history of that city. Local people have called extermination to a premeditated massacre…

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In His First 100 Days, Biden Called Out The Country’s Deeply Embedded Racism.

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By Ryan Brooks — Joe Biden faces more difficult days ahead, with pressure ramping up for him to do more to fundamentally change the systems that perpetuate racism and inequality. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden declared that advancing “equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity” were the responsibility of the federal government in an executive order. The order, which has become an integral part of the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

100 Days of Biden-Harris

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris are off to a running start. With more than a third of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and now potentially more shots than arms, President Biden did what he said he’d do, thus jumpstarting our sluggish economy. Unemployment rates have lowered (although the racial unemployment rate gap remains – that won’t disappear in just 100 days). Economic…

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Beyond the Guilty Verdict of the Officer that Murdered George P. Floyd

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By Ronald Hampton — We join with our Sisters and Brothers in celebrating the jury’s verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George P. Floyd. Additionally, we mourn with the Bryant family over the death of their 16 year old daughter Ma’Khia at the hands of the police. The continued murdering of Black and Brown People at the hands of the police is both traumatic…

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H.R. 40 Voted Out of Judiciary 4-14…

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Same date that President Lincoln was murdered in 1865! By Rev. JoAnn Watson — I was blessed to speak on a Webinar panel on the evening of April 14, 2021, to discuss H. R. 40, the Reparations Bill sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). It was approved by a 25-17 vote, moving the bill from the Committee to the House of Representatives for a vote within weeks. H.R. 40 was…

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Let’s be real: it’s bigger than temporary solidarity

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By Aminat Ibn Yusif — Social media has made it so that a number of people can now see the many injustices committed against our people on camera, including the many assaults, cases of harassment and murder. However, in recent events, as many Black people continue to fight for their lives, a lot of those who like to portray themselves as allies use the Black Lives Matter movement as a…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

President Biden, Please Ignore the Former President

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The previous President, also known as 45, or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years.  President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop to mention his name.  Why not?  The nation, even his rabid supporters, know the former was out of line, out of order, and out of control. …

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Our Diversity Is Truly America’s Strength, but Hateful Violence Is America’s Weakness

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By Jesse Jackson — The pandemic and the poisonous rhetoric of Donald Trump have exposed once more the hard work that must be done to bring together an inclusive society. Last week’s murder of eight people in North Georgia, six of them Asian American women, has brought national attention to the increasing violence and hatred suffered by Asian Americans in this country, and to the continuing reality of violence against…

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How a Shared Goal to Dismantle White Supremacy Is Fueling Black-Asian Solidarity

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By Kat Moon — Black and Asian Solidarity Run at Union Square in New York City on March 21. A large crowd of people came together to show their support for the Asian community after the spa killings that occurred recently in Atlanta. Nikki Ogunnaike had participated in Running to Protest’s rallies before, but never with her friend of more than 10 years, Lisa Lu. But on March 21, the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Very Bad Day

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux —  I have bad days, even very bad days, as we all do. Example. I woke up late on a day when I had an 8 am meeting. Most days, I’m up before 6, but this day I just blew it. So I’m in a rush, and the new pair of pantyhose runs at the touch of my unmanicured nail. Gotta find a new pair. Go out…

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