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Fatima Garcia of the group Danza Azteca Guadalupana dances during an event celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Explained

By Editors' Choice

Many cities and states are observing the day. Here’s some of the history behind it. By Melina Delkic, NYT — President Biden has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 11, as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, becoming the first U.S. president to formally recognize the day. “For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures,” Mr. Biden wrote in the proclamation issued on Friday. “Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’…

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Vantage Point: Professor on the Soap Box with Audience as Policy Advisors on Critical Issues

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

Monday, October 11, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor steps onto the soap box with audience as policy advisors on critical issues. The Issues What Should U.S. Immigration Policy Look Like? How to Solve the Crisis of Mass Shootings and Gun Violence? Does Biden Need a Black Agenda? Can the Orange man Quest for White Minority Rule Be Stopped Ways to…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Thank You, Black Women

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — When California governor Gavin Newsom woke up on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, I hope he fell to his knees and said, “Thank you, God, thank you, Black women.” To be sure, there are many others to thank, from the energized Chicanx/Latinx community to the Democrats who surged to the polls at the last minute. Some of the more prominent who thronged to his side were…

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Vantage Point: The Biden Agenda and Black America with Special Guest Tavis Smiley

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, August 30, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Tavis Smiley. Topic The Biden Agenda and Black America Special Guest Tavis Smiley, President/CEO, KBLA, 1580 AM, Progressive Talk Radio, Los Angeles, CA Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) —…

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Taliban Fighters and Truck in Kabul, August 17 2021

Why ISIS and the Taliban really hate each other

By News & Current Affairs

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet — As the Biden Administration scrambles to get U.S. citizens out of Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of that country, President Joe Biden and Pentagon officials have feared an attack by one of the Taliban’s sworn enemies: ISIS (Islamic State, Iraq and Syria). And on Thursday morning, August 26, the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul suffered a deadly terrorist attack; multiple U.S. casualties were reported by the Pentagon. Details about the…

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U.S. Military in Iraq

Blood in the sand

By Editors' Choice

The U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts after trillions of dollars were spent on wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and beyond, but blood in the sand. By Jeffrey Sachs — The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an abiding failure of American political culture, reflected in U.S. policymakers’ lack of interest in understanding different…

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Pfizer Covid vaccine

The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to CARICOM

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

The US Government has gifted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with 5.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines. This is the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for the Community. President Biden subsequently announced that the US was donating…

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Guantánamo Bay

Biden is imposing more harsh sanctions on Cuba — and Guantánamo remains open

By News & Current Affairs

By Amy Goodman & Juan González, Democracy Now! — As the United States imposes new Cuba sanctions, citing human rights abuses, we look at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a notorious gulag that President Biden himself has called an “advertisement for creating terror.” This month, the first Guantánamo Bay prisoner to be released under the Biden administration, Abdul Latif Nasser, returned to his home country of Morocco…

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Tiffany Crutcher and her father during their meeting with President Joe Biden in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tiffany Crutcher: What I Told President Biden in Tulsa

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

As a descendant of the Tulsa Race Massacre, I made the case for reparations. By Tiffany Crutcher, The Progressive — On June 1, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden visited Tulsa’s historically Black Greenwood neighborhood. No other U.S. President had visited the site of one of the worst eruptions of racial violence in U.S. history, and Black people in Tulsa and around the nation anticipated…

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Juneteenth Mural

President Joe Biden Signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Into Law

By News & Current Affairs

By Derek Major, Black Enterprise — Hours after the House passed the bill and less than a day after returning from his first trip abroad as President, Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Biden signed the bill Thursday afternoon during a White House ceremony turning the day Union soldiers and Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Tx and announced all enslaved Black Americans…

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Mitt Romney

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

By Commentaries/Opinions

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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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris’s “Do Not Come” Message Was a Political Failure

By Commentaries/Opinions

The administration says it’s only concerned about the safety of migrants. Its actions continue to put them in danger. By Pedro Gerson, Slate — It may seem that there are few policy areas where Democrats and Republicans are more divided than immigration. After all, while former President Trump let xenophobia and cruelty towards migrants drive his policy decisions, President Biden has promised to implement policies that “promote integration, inclusion, and…

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