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Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka State of Newark Report • Professor on the Soap Box

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

Vantage Point October 5, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest The Hon. Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Topic State of Newark Report Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” steps on the soap box to discuss to following topics: The Quest for Reparations Now! Biden…

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In the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, Joe Biden should have gotten to Kenosha, Wis., much faster.

Trump’s flaws alone won’t bring skeptical Black voters out to vote for Biden

By Commentaries/Opinions

In the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, Joe Biden should have gotten to Kenosha, Wis., much faster. (Associated Press) By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, LA Times — We’ve all heard the analysis: If only Black voters had turned out in the same numbers to vote for Hillary Clinton that they did for Barack Obama, we wouldn’t have Donald Trump today. The razor-thin margins for Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan and…

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Vantage Point: Kenniss Henry Phenomenal Reparations Advocate • Professor on the Soap Box

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

Vantage Point September 28, 2020 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest Kenniss Henry. Topics Kenniss Henry, Phenomenal Reparations Advocate The Legacy of the “Notorious RGB” Breonna Taylor: Miscarriage of Justice Elections Have Consequences Guests Kenniss Henry, Chairperson, N’COBRA Legislative Committee, Chicago, IL Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream…

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Voting

The right way to woo Black and Latino voters

By Editors' Choice

By Ryan Cooper, The Week — The Democrats have long portrayed themselves as the party of racial justice in modern times, given that they were the main force behind the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and elected the first Black president. (The actual history is considerably more complicated.) Race has also been a central political concern this year with the “Great Awokening” of white liberals and the nationwide protests…

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President Trump at a campaign rally in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 12.

The U.S.’s global standing plummets, while Americans yearn for a restoration

By News & Current Affairs

Two new polls show a decline in the country’s global reputation and deep American support for a return to robust diplomacy. By Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post — Under President Trump, global opinion of the United States keeps falling. That’s the conclusion of a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which polled attitudes in 13 wealthy democracies, including numerous staunch American allies. It found a significant decline in America’s reputation, thanks…

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Putin

Russian Media Is Rooting for Civil War in America: ‘The Worse, the Better’

By News & Current Affairs

“It is better to remain neutral, but if we had to choose, then Trump is certainly ours.” By Julia Davis, The Daily Beast — There is no shortage of local topics that interest the Kremlin—from the poisoning of an inconvenient dissident, to the events in neighboring Belarus and the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. In the thick of it all, America remains front and center of the Russian state media’s steely focus. In Putin’s…

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Andrew Holness

Jamaica election: Andrew Holness’ JLP re-elected amid rise in Covid-19 cases

By News & Current Affairs

Andrew Holness has been prime minister since March 2016 Jamaica’s ruling party has been re-elected with a landslide victory. By BBC — The centre-right Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won 49 of 63 seats in Thursday’s parliamentary election. Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for the early vote last month in what analysts saw as a bid to capitalise on people’s satisfaction with his economic agenda and early response to the virus….

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Former vice president Joe Biden speaking with supporters at a community event in Iowa, 2019.

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Making It Very Clear: They Will Push Austerity in the White House

By Commentaries/Opinions

By David Sirota, Jacobin — Almost no one noticed it, but earlier this month, a top Joe Biden advisor indicated that the entire agenda Biden is campaigning on won’t be pursued once he’s in the White House. Instead, Biden’s inner circle appears wedded to the ideology of austerity. he Democratic convention has sucked up all the political oxygen in America — so much so, that most people missed Team Biden…

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Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa

CFA President Mel Foote — Africa Has Not Been A Priority Region For The Trump Administration

By Editors' Choice

President Trump really has not had any discernible agenda for Africa, says Mel Foote. By Ajong Mbapndah L, Pan African Vision — Very little has been done by President Trump in articulating and fostering a concise African policy, says Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa. In addition to not paying a visit to Africa in his first term, the President’s utterances and actions have not…

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Kamala Harris

The Hoopla Over the Kamala Harris VP Selection Obscures the Many Young People of Color Who Are Winning Offices Nationally

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Independent Media Institute — Joe Biden’s pick of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket has generated strong responses. While many Democrats are elated at the idea of seeing a brown-skinned woman of Indian and Jamaican heritage in such a position, progressives are debating one another about Harris’ mixed record on bread-and-butter issues such as criminal justice reform, foreign policy,…

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Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?

Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting

By News & Current Affairs

Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November? By David C. Barker and Sam Fulwood – Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners and losers in the process. According to this conventional wisdom, the “swingiest” voters are working-class whites in the Midwest, who supposedly hold the keys to the White House. Meanwhile, by contrast,…

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