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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Joe, Just Pick the Best Woman for VP

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidden made it perfectly clear more than once that he will pick a woman as his VP running mate. Then it got interesting. Now the demand was not just pick a woman VP, but a Black woman as VP. A short list of names is bandied about, former Georgia house representative Stacey Abrams and California Senator Kamala Harris top the…

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Diddy’s “Black America & Coronavirus” Town Hall

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

Video: Streamed Live April 9, 2020 — Sean Combs (Diddy) hosts a virtual town hall joined by Angela Rye, Big Sean, Reverend Al Sharpton, Fat Joe, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Killer Mike, Charles Blow, Van Jones and more. Providing a very needed POV of this pandemic that’s unfortunately affecting the black community at a very high and alarming disproportionate rate. Panelists: Kamala Harris, Sean Combs, Van…

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Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans

Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans

By News & Current Affairs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — When asked what challenges she and fellow Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) faced as Black candidates during their 2019 run for president, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) urged everyone in the room to close their eyes. “Then, imagine the boy next door and think of a four-letter word phrase that would define mine and Cory’s campaign,” Harris said. “You don’t have it. It doesn’t exist. So, we…

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color

By Editors' Choice

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color Such as Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams or Val Demings, Strategists Say. By James Walker, Newsweek — Joe Biden would do well to pick a woman of color as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic Party nominee, strategists said. The former vice president must avoid picking another white male, or a candidate who appeals to groups that already favor…

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris – Still A Winner

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — California Senator Kamala Harris (D) threw her hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination for President before more than 20,000 people in Oakland, California. She made the announcement on the official Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, January 21, 2019. She jumped into the race with enthusiasm, and many had high hopes for her. Unfortunately, she suspended her race basically because she lacked resources. Negative…

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How disinformation campaigns suppress the Black vote. Illustration by Katherine Streeter

Manipulation Machines

By Editors' Choice

How disinformation campaigns suppress the Black vote By Errin Haines, CJR — During the Democratic debates on June 27, Senator Kamala Harris had a standout moment. Former vice president Joe Biden, the front-runner, had recently made news for defending his work in the seventies with senators who advocated racial segregation, telling donors that, in those days, “At least there was some civility. We got things done.” Harris, the only Black woman in…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama Cast Long Shadow over Harris and Others Too

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Former Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris problem had the same as every other Democratic presidential contender has. She tried and the others are trying mightily to make the case that they are they are their own candidate, their own person, with their own program and their own vision of what their White House will look like and accomplish. It’s a tough road to hoe. Obama…

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November 20, 2020 Democratic Debate

Women Rock in Fifth Democratic Debate

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The November 20th Democratic presidential debate took on a much different tone than the previous debates. I’m not sure if it was because the panel of moderators was all women – NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker. Or perhaps it was because the candidates finally got over attacking each other (mostly) and instead decided to be…

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What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019

What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019

By Reparations

The idea of economic amends for past injustices and persistent disparities is getting renewed attention. Here are some formulas for achieving the aim. By Patricia Cohen, The New York Times — If you’re surprised that the issue of reparations for black Americans has taken so long to resolve, blame the president. President Andrew Johnson. As the Civil War wound down in 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman made the promise that would come to be…

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Democrat Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California, spoke Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

Kamala Harris on reparations for slavery: ‘It can’t just be, ‘Hey … write some checks’

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris says she supports studying reparations, but she’s not sure what any resultant program would look like. The senator from California and Democratic presidential hopeful said Sunday during a Des Moines Register editorial board meeting that the idea, which would grant compensation to individuals impacted by slavery and racial discrimination, is complex and deserves to be examined carefully. “This stuff…

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