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Black voters drove Joe Biden’s victory – and have offered this country a reboot

By Commentaries/Opinions

We have mountains yet to climb, but Black voters should feel pride in our incredible voter mobilization. Look at the numbers. By Cliff Albright, The Guardian — It is now certain that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are our next president and vice-president. Black voters across the US are taking a well-earned victory lap. Not even the masks we must wear can hide the joy and hope on people’s faces….

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Being Ella Baker Even After the Election: Valuing Our Victory, Continuing Our Struggle

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — In our rightful celebration and valuing of our victory in saving ourselves and America from its Trumpian self, we must remember and recommit ourselves to continuing our larger struggle. For although we removed Trump, the monster side of America from office, the millions of people who support, enable and voted for him for a second term offer ample evidence the system itself is deeply flawed…

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Shocked by how close the presidential race is? Black Americans have known this bigotry all along

By Editors' Choice

Black people have known forever that White people’s commitment to true democracy can be fickle By Anneliese M. Bruner, The Lily — As a Black woman in America, I’ve been watching the neck-and-neck presidential election race like everyone else. I’ve also been reading online posts, conversations and articles happening in the spaces I inhabit — spaces where Black folks speak their minds openly about the racism that stains and permeates…

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What Kamala Harris’s Historic Win Means to Me as an Indo African Caribbean Woman

By Commentaries/Opinions

Writer Nadine Drummond reflects on the beauty and hope in Kamala Harris’s win of the 2020 vice presidential election. By Nadine Drummond — African: check. Indian: check. Jamaican: check. Woman: check. Senator Kamala Devi Harris, who will officially be the 46th vice president of the United States, is essentially all that I am. I’m filled with so much joy right now, I almost feel like I won the election myself. Harris’s ascension…

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Vantage Point: Post-Election Assessment – Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 9, 2020 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Editor/Producer, The Hutchinson Report) and Bill Fletcher (Author, Political Commentator, Labor and Social Justice Activist). Topic: Post-Election Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives.

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Why the Election Wasn’t a Biden Landslide

By Editors' Choice

Despite a pandemic and an abysmal recession, five economic factors spared the incumbent from a more lopsided loss. By Annie Lowery, The Atlantic — Why didn’t the pandemic recession precipitate a landslide for Joe Biden? That is a central mystery stemming from what, at the moment, looks like a narrow, if decisive, loss for President Donald Trump. Even though the unemployment rate is more than double what it was a…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Exhale. Inhale. Roll Your Sleeves Up

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — It took five days for the 2020 election to be called for former Vice President Joe Biden. Five days with me peeled to the television and the internet. Five days holding my breath. Five days, meditating and praying for strength. I could not imagine four more years of Trump. I actually started going through my belongings, trying to decide which one would make the cut for…

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A Large Portion of the Electorate Chose the Sociopath

By Commentaries/Opinions

America will have to contend with that fact. By Tom Nichols, The Atlantic — The moment every Donald Trump opponent has been waiting for is at hand: Joe Biden seems to be taking the lead. So why am I not happy? I am certainly relieved. A Biden victory would be an infinitely better result than a Trump win. If Trump were to maintain power, our child-king would be unfettered by…

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Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)

Centrist House Democrats lash out at liberal colleagues, blame far-left views for costing the party seats

By Commentaries/Opinions

In an emotional post-election conference call, liberals pushed back at the criticism from moderates, arguing that their ideas have fired up the party base. By Rachael Bade and Erica Werner, The Washington Post — Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) criticized her party’s strategy during a Democratic caucus call, saying the election was a failure for House Democrats. (Obtained by The Washington Post) An angry dispute erupted among House Democrats on Thursday,…

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Rough Road Ahead for President Biden

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Many harbor this delightful fantasy. One of President Biden’s first acts is to direct his Justice Department to investigate former President Trump for the array of dubious, borderline illicit business dealings and scams he engaged in while in the White House. Even if Biden ever entertained such a thought it’s an impossibility for two reasons. No incoming President has ever authorized an investigation of an…

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Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka on COVID-19 Pandemic and Power of the Vote

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 2, 2020 — On this Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ. Topics State of Newark Updates Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic The Power of the Vote for Social Justice Post-Election National Town Hall Meeting Special Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap…

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State of the Black World Conference V, Virtual National Town Hall Meeting Speakers & Panelists

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Press Releases / Statements

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting Assessing Election’s Impact on Black America and the Pan-African World. Newark, Nov 2, 2020 — On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), will convene a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and…

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