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Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Sen. Bernie Sanders

Rainbow Coalition Comes Full Circle as Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders

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Sanders was a key supporter of Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign, which came stunningly close to an upset. By Ryan Grim, The Intercept — Michigan holds a special place in the memory of Jesse Jackson and the supporters of his insurgent 1988 presidential campaign. It was Jackson’s Nevada, the moment that the party establishment realized this campaign it had long written off might just seize the nomination. At a rally in Michigan on Sunday,…

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Actor Danny Glover speaks at a Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign rally at Callaway High School in Jackson, Miss. Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Danny Glover makes pitch for Bernie Sanders in Mississippi

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By Luke Ramseth and Justin Vicory — Actor and director Danny Glover visited churches and pumped up attendees of a get-out-the-vote event in Jackson on Sunday as he rallied support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. “This is about a transformation,” Glover told about 30 volunteers gathered at Callaway High School in North Jackson on Sunday, discussing Sanders’ Medicare-for-all proposal, his Thurgood Marshall education plan and his pitch to eliminate college student debt. “We’re in a fight,…

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Haiti’s vicious cycle of political and humanitarian crises

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has quickly attracted public anger, as demonstrations demanding his resignation have proliferated across the island. Port-au-Prince (AFP) — Haiti finally has a new government, but without a parliament capable of giving it legitimacy and without electoral prospects, the country remains paralyzed by a political crisis with potentially devastating social, economic and security consequences. It’s been more than a year since the Caribbean nation has been…

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A driver for multiple ride-share companies with several devices on at once in New York, June 7, 2018.

How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Inequality Among America’s Workers

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

The spread of the coronavirus exposes a widening chasm in the U.S. economy between college-educated workers and less-educated workers. By Alana Semuels, Time — There are many things that worry Fina Kao about working in a busy donut shop in an age of fear about a spreading virus. The elderly customer who shuffles across the brown linoleum floor of the shop, orders a glazed donut, and then coughs. The parents sitting at…

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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte Turns 93!

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Harry Belafonte the Entertainer, Civil Rights activist, international Human Rights Icon turn 93 on March 1st. Still active in the struggle for freedom and justice, he celebrated his birthday with a fundraiser at Apollo Theater. In attendance were hip-hop poet and Academy award winner Common, percussionist Sheila E., Grammy winner Maxwell, Gael Faye, John Forte, Talib Kweli, Thelma Plum, Yemen Blues Impact Repertory Theatre, Resistance Revival Chorus and Trinidad &…

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Noted California Political Analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson Calls Sanders The Best Choice for African-Americans.

Noted California Political Analyst Earl Hutchinson Calls Sanders The Best Choice for African-Americans

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Los Angeles, CA — Noted columnist and political analyst, and Host of the Pacifica Radio Network Hutchinson Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Saturday, February 29 called Democratic Presidential Contender Bernie Sanders “The best choice for African-Americans for President. Hutchinson is the most prominent California Black political commentator to formally endorse Sanders. The endorsement on the eve of the California Super Tuesday primary March 3 is especially important given the battle…

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Participants in the Cuban Literacy Campaign march in December 1961.

Bernie Sanders Was Right About the Cuban Literacy Campaign

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One of the key strengths of the Cuban campaign was to reframe illiteracy as a collective issue. By Catherine Murphy, Truthout — The corporate media have long been looking for ways to discredit Bernie Sanders, and they settled on a surprising statement he made in the 1980s during his tenure as mayor of Burlington when he said, “We have a lot to learn from Cuba.” Now, they have latched onto…

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2020 The Year of Garvey, IBW Rally to mobilize for SOBWC V

Press Release: 2020 The Year of Garvey, IBW Rally to mobilize for SOBWC V

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, SOBWC Posts

March 2, 2020, New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW, IBW21) announced today that the organization will hold a Rally, Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 PM at the historic House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, NY to mount a major campaign to mobilize support for State of the Black World Conference V (SOBWC V) tentatively scheduled for Newark, NJ, December 2nd – 6th

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Joe Biden and Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

Biden Says, ‘The Black Vote Will Determine the Nominee’

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By Stacy M. Brown — A sincere and open former Vice President Joe Biden spoke candidly to the Black Press during an interview Tuesday with Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The interview was broadcast live from The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Biden and Chavis were joined by publishers and leaders from the Black Press of America. The Democrat,…

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Law School Professor Randall L. Kennedy and Kennedy School Professor Cornell Brooks spoke Friday at the IOP Forum about the need for reparations.

Panelists Make Case for Reparations at Harvard Event

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Allison G. Lee and Contributing Writer Kevin A. Simauchi — Panelists at a Harvard Kennedy School event Friday urged the U.S. government to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves, calling it a moral responsibility. Harvard Law School Professor Randall L. Kennedy and Cornell W. Brooks, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke to a crowd of roughly 100 at the event.…

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