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

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Billions for Boeing, Pennies for the People

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The development of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package was extremely flawed. The Republican bullies in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wrote the bill with absolutely no Democratic input, then suggested that Democrats amend their legislation. The first draft of the bill, unsurprisingly, was a goody grab for corporations with much less for individuals. Initially, the Republican Senate would have given Treasury Secretary…

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Will the Coronavirus Hit Black Folks Harder?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Restaurants, museums, libraries, gyms, and bars are closed.  So are schools, from K-12 to higher education. Classes will be conducted online or not at all.  A local vendor told me her receipts were down by 85 percent, and she hopes not to close before the “national emergency” is over. Our streets are deserted, with some cities asking people to “self-quarantine”, or in the words of several…

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Corona Confusion and March Madness

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Basketball fans were looking forward to March Madness, those weeks when the best college teams face off against each other. Madness is replete this March, but it isn’t on the basketball courts. The dangerous coronavirus which can be transmitted by a cough, a touch, or “direct contact” is spreading all over the world. It is madness that the United States, which loves to brag about our…

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The Pernicious Power of Patriarchy

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Our nation, these United States, is founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a fraction of a person, and only men of property were allowed the right to vote. The filthy inequality at the foundation of this nation has now bubbled up and boiled over, now polluting every aspect of our…

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Trump’s 2021 Budget Reflects His Values

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — If you tell me how you spend your money, I can tell you what your values are. You say you are a Christian but neither tithe nor have a church home. You say support civil rights but have no connection to a civil rights organization. You love your alma mater never contribute to the place. Put your money where your mouth is.  Budgets are reflections of…

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Screenshot: Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler, was forced to cut dreads.

Hair Discrimination Is Alive And Well

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler, was forced to submit to the humiliating act of having his dreadlocks shorn or have his New Jersey team forfeit their match to the opposing team. A gleeful white woman seemed too pleased to invade the young man’s person, and his team won, but at what price? When this happened in December of 2018, there was a national outcry,…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Everybody’s Got the Right to Live

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — More than nine hundred people crowded into the Church of the Epiphany, an Episcopal church in Washington, DC.  They had gathered to hear Rev. William Barber, the dynamic and prophetic co-leader (with Rev. Liz Theoharis) of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  They came, not only to hear Rev. Barber but also to sing and bond and listen to poor people…

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Dr. Ron Daniels stops by Howard University Founders Library for a book signing and conversation about Reparations, Gentrification and Pan-Africanism.

Still on This Journey: Dr. Ron Daniels stops by Howard University

By Events, News & Current Affairs

January 28, 2020, Washington, DC — Dr. Ron Daniels stopped by Howard University Founders Library for a signing of his new book Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission of Dr. Ron Daniels and conversation about Reparations, Gentrification, Pan-Africanism and and 2020 The Year of Marcus Garvey. This event was sponsored by the Department of Afro-American Studies of Howard University and hosted by Nkechi Taifia, Esq., Dr. Julianne Malveaux…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Detractor-in-Chief Overstates Economic Progress

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Donald John Trump has been impeached, and to let him tell it, that isn’t bothering him, and we’d believe him if he hadn’t posted more than tweets in just one day. But his persistent overuse of the word “hoax,” both to refer to impeachment and to anything else he doesn’t like (see: climate change), proves otherwise. 45 delivered remarks during a keynote speech at the…

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Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar

Will a Woman Be President in 2020?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — In a most unusual endorsement, the New York Times has endorsed both Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) for the Democratic nomination for President. Apparently, the Editorial Board of the Times disagrees with Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), who allegedly told Warren that a woman could not win the Presidency. I’d love to see the right woman in the White House, but I’ve been…

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