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Reviving the War on Drugs Will Further Damage Police-Community Relations

Protecting the White Code: Police Unions Silence is Deafening on the Assault on the Capitol Building

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By Damon K. Jones— What the world witnessed at the Capitol Building was a total disregard of the law that cannot be classified as any less than Domestic Terrorism. Wednesday’s Domestic Terrorist acts have caused one police officer to lose his life and dozens more were injured. The silence of police unions across the country is deafening on the use of force at the Capitol Building, the blatant disregard of the law,…

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The New Terrorism, Like The Old Terrorism

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By Nkechi Taifa, Esq.— WASHINGTON (Trice Edney News Wire) — I am at Ground Zero. My law degree cannot protect me. My fancy address cannot protect me. My radio appearances and Zoom book tour cannot protect me. I check with, and for, my daughter against this madness as we all should the way the Black Power Movement taught me. On the 24-hour cable television there are many references to how the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry

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Condemning the Message but Not the Messenger. Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry. A Recurring Theme in America’s History. (Editor’s Note: This article was originally published August 22, 2017 and is being republished today because of its relevance to current events. Find this and other Vantage Point articles in Dr. Ron Daniels book “Still on the Journey”.) The vicious assault on counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia by…

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Georgia, Trump’s Insurrectionists, and Lost Causes

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By Jelani Cobb— Any hopes that the New Year might mark a sharp detour from the malaise of 2020 were dashed in a twelve-hour period between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6th, when we saw—as we had throughout the year just concluded—glimpses of respite immediately offset by moments of great calamity. In that light, it makes sense to view the events of the day as a crescendo in the symphony of…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

We were guinea pigs for the US: It isn’t just Tuskegee

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux— People who don’t know Black history have probably heard more about the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment” in the last month than they have in their whole lives.  The chattering class has used the debacle of allowing hundreds of Black men live with untreated syphilis to monitor its effects to explain the resistance that many Black Americans have to accepting the COVID vaccination, thus imperiling the possibility of…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

“Georgia On My Mind” The Unfulfilled Promise of the Black Vote Revisited

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr.  Ron Daniels — Georgia is very much on my mind these days because the epic battle being waged in that state for control of the U.S. Senate will likely determine whether the quest for a more perfect union will move forward or be obstructed by radical rightwing forces who fear the loss of “White identity” power and privilege. My fear is that…

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The Black-white wealth gap left Black households more vulnerable

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By Emily Moss, Kriston McIntosh, Wendy Edelberg, and Kristen E. Broady— The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted devastating effects on the U.S. economy, with job losses  especially concentrated among women, minorities, and low-wage workers. Economists have described the uneven and unequal economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession as a “K-shaped” recovery, characterized by divergent recovery trajectories for the affluent relative to those of less means. While considerable attention has been devoted to examining the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Concerning Kwanzaa, Race and Religion: Particular, Universal and Common Ground.

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By Dr. Maulana Karenga — Concerning Kwanzaa, Race and Religion: Particular, Universal and Common Ground This is a revisiting of an early and ongoing conversation about the shared meaning of Kwanzaa, its particular cultural message to African people, and its core values that speak to the best of what it means to be African and human in the world and for the world. It raises the constantly relevant issues of…

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Milton Allimadi - February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting.

Advice on Africa for the incoming president

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By Milton Allimadi— Dear President-Elect Biden, As a veteran African journalist, I have some insights that may help your administration formulate Africa policy. For starters, I disagree with what your nominee as U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield — when she was Obama’s assistant secretary of state for Africa — told Shaka Ssali, host of the popular “Straight Talk Africa” program on Voice of America, on Aug. 17, 2016. Greenfield said that while…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Dr. Maulana Karenga on “Cherishing and Challenging Kamala Harris”

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Cherishing and Challenging Kamala Harris: Issues of Commutment and Accountability By Dr. Maulana Karenga— There is no doubt that the nomination and election of Kamala Harris as Vice President Elect of the United States of America is of great importance and meaning to us as a people. Indeed, it was a hard-won victory, not only at the voting box, but over the numerous evil, oppressive and varied attempts to deny…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Biden Cabinet – Mainstream, Moderate, Middling

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — I neither expected sparks nor extreme surprises as President-elect Joe Biden begin to announce his Cabinet. I did expect diversity, and we’ve seen it. But I didn’t expect the number of Obama-era retreads to be included in this Cabinet. As I write this in mid-December, I can hardly contain my disappointment that Tom Vilsack, the man who fired Shirley Sherrod for specious reasons, is being…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa: Deep Meanings and Expansive Message

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Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa: Deep Meanings and Expansive Message By Dr. Maulana Karenga— Each year the coming of Kwanzaa causes us to come together in celebration, remembrance, reflection and recommitment. And it also urges us to constantly study and learn the deep meanings and expansive message of Kwanzaa, not only in its grounding philosophy, Kawaida, and its core Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba), but also in its symbols. This article…

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