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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Road to Recovery Has Potholes

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — There is lots of great news in the June Employment Situation report. Eight hundred and fifty thousand jobs were created! And while the unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 5.9 percent, the labor market is showing signs of life. The Biden-Harris administration doesn’t mind crowing about it, either, noting that the three million jobs that have been created since they took office in late January…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

This anthem does not speak for me

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Frances Scott Key, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, our “National Anthem” was a dyed in the wool racist. He opined that “Negroes” were a “distinct and inferior race.” He was a slaveholder from a family of slaveholders who influenced the odious seventh President Andrew Jackson to appoint Roger Taney, the author of the Dred Scott decision (“Blacks have no rights that whites are bound to…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Not Jumping for Juneteenth

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — High props go to 94-year-old Opal Lee, the Texas woman determined to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Thanks to her efforts and those of others like Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, the eleventh national holiday, and the first since Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday was made a holiday. For federal employees, it means a paid…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Pride Month Means Black Pride, Too

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — June is Pride Month, commemorating the violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, when GLBTQ activists fought abusive police officers who beat gay men, lesbians, and those who cross-dressed. So-called law enforcement also participated in blackmail and extortion against those who were closeted. It took fifty years, until June 2019, for the New York City police commissioner to apologize for the…

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Vantage Point: Report Back From Tulsa and Economic Envy and the Destruction of Black Wall Street

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

June 7, 2021 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guests Rev. Dr. Robert Turner and Dr. Julianne Malveaux. Topics Report Back From Tulsa White Economic Envy and the Destruction of Black Wall Street Special Guests Rev. Dr. Robert Turner Senior Pastor, Historic Vernon AME Church, Tulsa, OK Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Dean, Ethnic Studies, Cal. State…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Why Does The US Support the Murder of Palestinians?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — As of this writing, more than 200 Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in the conflict in Gaza. A few days before the conflict began, the Biden Administration approved a $735 million weapons sale to Israel. With this power waning, Israel’s scandal-plagued prime minister is likely to say that Israel needs weapons to defend itself against Hamas. But the imbalance in the casualties suggests…

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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

100 Days of Biden-Harris

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris are off to a running start. With more than a third of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and now potentially more shots than arms, President Biden did what he said he’d do, thus jumpstarting our sluggish economy. Unemployment rates have lowered (although the racial unemployment rate gap remains – that won’t disappear in just 100 days). Economic…

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

President Biden, Please Ignore the Former President

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The previous President, also known as 45, or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years.  President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop to mention his name.  Why not?  The nation, even his rabid supporters, know the former was out of line, out of order, and out of control. …

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Very Bad Day

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux —  I have bad days, even very bad days, as we all do. Example. I woke up late on a day when I had an 8 am meeting. Most days, I’m up before 6, but this day I just blew it. So I’m in a rush, and the new pair of pantyhose runs at the touch of my unmanicured nail. Gotta find a new pair. Go out…

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