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Dr. Julianne Malveaux Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Forget the Adversity Score, Just Dump the SAT

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The College Board, the organization that develops and administers the SAT test, has developed a new “adversity score” to augment the widely used college admissions examination. The fact that the College Board has had to create an “adversity score” is reason enough to discard the badly flawed SAT test, a test that many consider racially biased, and that only measures the likelihood of first-year college success….

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

How Strong Is Our Economy?

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The April unemployment rate, at 3.6 percent, is at its lowest rate since December 1969. Payroll employment increased by more than 250,000, outperforming expectations and reversing the disappointing job creation numbers of last month. First quarter growth was reported at 3.2 percent, a robust figure that exceeds estimates, earlier this year, that growth would be somewhat slower. This perhaps gives the man who lives in the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Who Gains When Democracy Is Destroyed?

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Democracy is defined as the government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. Who are the people who support our contemporary status quo? And how, in marginalizing the will of the people, is democracy destroyed? The long-anticipated Mueller report is a scathing expose’ of at least ten ways the man who calls himself the President of the United States bent or broke the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Don’t Mess with Max: Mnuchin Madness

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Who does Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin think he is? Simmering in his putrid privilege, he seemed to think that he was in charge of the House Financial Services Committee. He was rude and rogue when he snapped back at Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the committee chair, because she checked him on his nonsense. The hapless Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, forgot his place and was publicly and unacceptably…

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National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Combating the Displacement of Black People and Black Culture April 4-6, 2019, Newark, New Jersey

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification — Synopsis of the Proceedings

By | Events, Gentrification

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Participants Emerge Determined to Preserve and Rebuild Black Communities Organizers Outline Elements of an Action Agenda Synopsis of the Proceedings April 4-6, scores of grassroots leaders, community economic development practitioners, urban planners, elected officials, scholars, professional planners, civil rights and faith leaders gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification. Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Unfit, Unprepared, Unworthy: Betsy Devoid and the Department of Education

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Betsy “Devoid” (of good sense), also known as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is an aberration, an abomination, an abscess on the complexion of educational policy and equity. She has been so egregious that at least two members of Congress, Katherine Clark (D-Ma) and Mark Pocan (D_WI) have called for her resignation because of her abject indifference to young people, especially those who are Black, Brown and…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Toward a Living Wage

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — It is unfathomable that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade, since 2007, that the wage, at $7.25 per hour has remained flat through recession and recovery, through extremely high unemployment rates and much lower ones. Republicans have absolutely refused to consider minimum wage increases, and in early March rejected a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Myth of Meritocracy

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — William Singer is going to jail. He’s the man who masterminded the college cheating scandal, collecting more than $25 million in bribes between 2011 and 2018 for helping the children of millionaires get into college through what he called “the side door.” More than 50 people got caught up in his scam, including a couple of well-known actresses, and some not so well known corporate CEOs…

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National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Combating the Displacement of Black People and Black Culture April 4-6, 2019, Newark, New Jersey

Newark National Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification in Black America

By | Events, Gentrification, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

The “Negro Removal” Program of the 21st Century National Town Hall Meeting to Assess the Crises of Gentrification in Black America WATCH: The Town Hall Meeting streamed live from the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday, April 5th – Click here April 4-6, 2019, all roads will lead to Newark, New Jersey, for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification convened, by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century…

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