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Rep. Waters to American Farmers: Denounce Donald Trump & His Lies!

By News & Current Affairs

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released a statement in response to the escalation of Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Donald Trump announced last week that he will impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports on top of the 25 percent tariffs already imposed on $250 billion in Chinese imports.1 China has threatened retaliation.2 Major stock indexes posted large losses the following day,3…

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Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918

No More Mary Turners

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Mary Turner was lynched on May 19. 1918 because she dared raise her voice. Her husband, Hayes Turner, was among 13 people lynched in two weeks in and around Valdosta, Georgia. The lynchings took place because one brutal white man, who was known to abuse workers so severely that he was only able to attract workers by getting them through the convict labor system, beat the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Don’t Mess with Max: Mnuchin Madness

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Who does Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin think he is? Simmering in his putrid privilege, he seemed to think that he was in charge of the House Financial Services Committee. He was rude and rogue when he snapped back at Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the committee chair, because she checked him on his nonsense. The hapless Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, forgot his place and was publicly and unacceptably…

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Black Female Leaders Rip Top Dems For Failing to Protect Maxine Waters

By News & Current Affairs

By Leo Vidal, PoliticusUSA — Nearly 200 black women leaders have sent  a letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), criticizing them  for “failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration” and GOP leaders. According to the women, they wrote to the House and Senate minority leaders to “share our profound indignation and deep disappointment” that the lawmakers did not come to the…

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Maxine Waters Promises Reparations For Black Americans

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said during an event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday that she would “be happy” to secure financial reparations for black Americans. Waters said as long as Democrats win back the House in 2020 and are able to get a president who is friendly to their agenda, it would be “wonderful” to get reparations. “I’d be happy to do that. That’s no problem,” Waters said when an…

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