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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Black Girl Magic and the 2020 Election

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — For the sixth year in a row, Essence Magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have surveyed Black women about the issues that concern them most. Melanie Campbell, Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable and President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation, summarizes the top concerns: “survival, safety, and stability.” Black women are concerned about the rise in hate crimes and the persistence…

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Fact check: Kamala Harris cannot create property tax to pay for reparations

By Reparations

By Ella Lee, USA Today — The claim: Kamala Harris said she’ll place a federal tax on homes to pay for reparations Since she was chosen, misinformation about Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris has spread online. One social media post claims Harris’ views on reparations for slavery will lead to a new tax. “GET READY TO PAY A FEDERAL TAX ON YOUR HOME FOR REPARATIONS!!, YES!!, KAMALA HARRIS SAID THAT!!” the Facebook post reads. The post’s creator did not respond to USA TODAY’s request for…

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Kamala Harris is Obama’s natural heir: another moderate child of radical parents

By Commentaries/Opinions

Will the daughter of outspoken postcolonial progressives adopt their egalitarian vision? By Thomas Meaney and Samuel Moyn, The Guardian— Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as the Democrats’ vice-presidential nominee for 2020 elevated to the pinnacle of national politics the heir of two migrants to the US, both of whom epitomised the political ferment of the global 1960s. Moreover, such a figure has been entrusted with the party’s future for the second…

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Vantage Point: Will Kamala Harris Help or Hurt the Biden Ticket?

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

Vantage Point Radio August 17, 2020 — On this Marcus Garvey Universal African Flag Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Rev. Mark Thompson and Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Topics Will Kamala Harris Help or Hurt the Biden Ticket? Fly the Red, Black and Green Flag August 17th, Marcus Garvey’s Birthday The Professor on the Soap Box Guests Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make…

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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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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’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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