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Presidential hopeful Cory Booker speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Why Cory Booker Is Focusing on Affordable Housing

By | News & Current Affairs

A monthly tax credit for low-income renters and a “baby bond” program to help first-time homebuyers are part of the presidential hopeful’s list of proposals. By Kriston Capps, City Lab — Pledging to make housing a priority in his 2020 presidential candidacy, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker unveiled a plan on Wednesday with features that would ease affordability, homelessness, and first-time homeownership pressure for millions of families. At the core…

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Wind Farm

Renewables to Become the Norm for the Caribbean

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By Desmond Brown, IPS — Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the coming decades. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, has committed the island nation to transitioning to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. “I believe that we can do better. Jamaica has sunshine all year round and strong winds in certain parts of…

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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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The Trump baby blimp is set to fly over London as part of mass protests against the U.S. president's state visit.

A Demagogue, Fascist, and Serious Threat: UK Mobilizes to Make Sure Trump Knows He ‘Is Not Welcome’

By | News & Current Affairs

“Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far-right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms.” By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams — With the city of London effectively on “lockdown” in anticipation of the protests—complete with the now-famous Trump Baby Blimp—that are expected to flood the city’s streets on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump touched down in…

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Lonnie Bunch

Smithsonian Institution Selects African American Museum Director Lonnie Bunch as Secretary

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In a historic selection, the Smithsonian has selected Lonnie Bunch, III as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Bunch will serve as the 14th Secretary. By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA — In a historic selection, the Smithsonian has selected Lonnie Bunch, III as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Bunch will serve as the 14th Secretary. Bunch, 66, is the Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History…

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ Most Socialist Idea Yet

By | Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs

He wants to mandate employee ownership of big companies By Dylan Matthews, VOX — Bernie Sanders wants to help workers own a portion of the companies at which they are employed. Per a report from the Washington Post’s Jeff Stein, Sanders is preparing a plan that would mandate corporations “regularly contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees, which would pay out a regular dividend to the…

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African internet cafe

Digital Colonialism – Cheap Internet Access for Africa, but At What Cost?

By | News & Current Affairs

The African continent is developing its digital infrastructure with the support of know-how and technology from Silicon Valley. But is it giving the tech giants too much power? Yellow is the color of South African telecommunication giant MTN. The market slogan Y’ello is plastered on billboards along South African highways, promising bargain offers. As one of Africa’s frontrunners on the digital scene, MTN has also embarked into the Arab market….

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Dr. Ron Daniels on the Malveaux! Show

Dr. Ron Daniels on the Malveaux! Show

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Video/Audio

 Malveaux! — Dr. Ron Daniels is an activist who brings people together about issues like reparations, gentrification, resistance to white supremacy. He does it under the banner of the Institute for the Black World, which he leads We also discuss NAARC, the National African American Reparations Commission. “Please subscribe to UDC-TV and watch me talk with Dr. Julianne Malveaux about reparations.” — Dr. Ron Daniels

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Slavery

Cambridge investigates its slavery links

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The University of Cambridge is to investigate its own historical links with slavery and will examine how it might have gained financially. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News — It has launched a two-year study that will examine its archives to see whether it gained from the slave trade. Universities have faced questions about the legacy of links to slavery. “It is only right that Cambridge should look into its own…

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Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show - Video Preview

Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show

By | News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Rock Newman Show — With reparations, gentrification, issues like the Mueller Report and rising calls for president Trump’s impeachment making headlines. We’ll share an illuminating discussion of the “Politics of the Unusual” with political scientist Dr. Ron Daniels, president of “The Institute of the Black World 21st Century”. Comments: Share your thoughts or read comments made by others about this episode of the Rock Newman Show on the Rock Newman…

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