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Truth Be Told—Saving Our Endangered Democracy

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Worldwide, democracy is in decline, with two-thirds of the world’s people living in autocracies, including “electoral autocracies.” By Frances Moore Lappé, CommonDreams — How can a democracy committed to freedom of speech protect itself against damaging lies? That’s a tough and urgent question with which our nation must now grapple. The Big Lie—still believed by one-half of Republicans—led to deaths on January 6th, and lies about Covid vaccines are “killing people,” affirmed Scientific American. Speed…

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A shining city upon a hill; American exceptionalism.

America, the exceptional, the indispensable nation in the world? Pure fantasy

By Commentaries/Opinions

Sorry to say, America Is not the model for the world. By Michael Payne, Nation of Change — How many times have we all heard those words, that this country is the exceptional, indispensable nation in the world? Here is an article from Fox News that makes that claim, one of many thousands of similar articles that have been written over the years. The following first paragraph says it all….

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American democracy is fighting for its life – and Republicans don’t care

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If Joe Manchin won’t vote yes on the For the People Act, Biden needs to convince one Republican senator – and that’s not going to happen. By Robert Reich, The Guardian — Note: This article was originally published on June 8, 2021 On Sunday, the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin announced in an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that he opposes the For the People Act. He also opposes ending…

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Day of Remembrance

By Reparations

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent — NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is important to recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent as an international corrective to combat the systematic indoctrination of the lie of African inferiority,” said Dr. Kevin Cokley, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis. “Passing H.R. 40 would count as the most significant legislative achievement to impact the…

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Vantage Point: Should Schools and Restaurants Re-Open? Open Forum with Professor Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio

Vantage Point February 22, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with the callers. Open Forum Topics Controlling the Pandemic: Should Schools, Restaurants and Bars Re-Open? (Let’s Hear from Parents, Teachers, Business Owners and the Community) After Impeachment: Where Do We Go From Here? (Audience Speak-Out) Audience call-in number (212) 209-2877 Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI,…

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Vantage Point: Election, Insurrection, Inauguration Revisited • Mission of Black Lives Matter LA

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point February 1, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Bill Fletcher and Dr. Melina Abdullah. Topics Election, Insurrection and Inauguration Revisited The Mission of Black Lives Matter LA Guests Bill Fletcher, Labor/Social Justice Advocate. Author, Political Commentator, Washington, DC Dr. Melina Abdullah, Scholar/Activist, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter, LA, Los Angeles   Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Biden touts his administration’s first steps on racial disparities

By News & Current Affairs

Regardless, civil rights advocates plan to push him to go big to eliminate disparities. By Maya King— The four executive orders President Joe Biden signed on Tuesday on advancing racial equity marked the new administration’s first major address of systemic racism. They signal that Biden plans to attack the problem with sweeping policy changes mandating cooperation across multiple federal agencies — a bold departure from previous administrations which rarely tackled racial inequities…

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Vantage Point: Post Election, Insurrection and Inauguration – The Analysis of Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point January 25, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Topics Post Election, Insurrection and Inauguration The Analysis of Dr. Julianne Malveaux Special Invited Guest Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Author, Political Economist, Washington, D.C. Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box   Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays…

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenge to the Movement As the Fascists Storm the Capital

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By Eric Mann— “Dr. DuBois was a radical all of his life. Some people would like to mute the fact that he was a genius who became a Communist in his later years.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Today, even Dr. King, who fought the fascists in Montgomery and Cicero would be shocked to see armed white fascists march in plain and the “Civil Rights Movement” cannot be found because…

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The Professor on the Soap Box: Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

In this “Soap Box” segment of the January 11, 2021 episode of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” sounds off about Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy. Later in the show Dr. Ron Daniels is joined by an eyewitness to the insurrection, Congressman Gregory Meeks. Also Read Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry Vantage Point article by Dr. Ron Daniels (Originally Published August 2017) —…

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Vantage Point: Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point January 11, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Congressman Gregory Meeks. Topic Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy With An Eyewitness to the Insurrection Special Guest Congressman Gregory Meeks, (D), Chairman, House Foreign Relations Committee, Jamaica NY Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box (Video Below) Trumpism and the White…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

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

By Vantage Point Articles

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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