Politics Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hardly a National Election When Six States Decide Who Wins the White House

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Let’s crunch some numbers in the 2016 presidential election. Trump and rival Hillary Clinton made a combined 250 plus official campaign vote trips to Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. This was exactly 250 plus more visits than they made to California and New York, the nation’s most populist states. Eighteen states got no visits from either of them. There was no need….

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Presidential hopeful Cory Booker speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Why Cory Booker Is Focusing on Affordable Housing

By | News & Current Affairs

A monthly tax credit for low-income renters and a “baby bond” program to help first-time homebuyers are part of the presidential hopeful’s list of proposals. By Kriston Capps, City Lab — Pledging to make housing a priority in his 2020 presidential candidacy, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker unveiled a plan on Wednesday with features that would ease affordability, homelessness, and first-time homeownership pressure for millions of families. At the core…

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Kamala Harris

What Do 2020 Candidates Mean When They Say ‘Reparations’?

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Even highly informed commentators lack a shared understanding of what the word means. By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic — Earlier this year, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and other Democratic presidential aspirants began speaking positively about reparations, in contrast to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who opposed the policy. Just 26 percent of voters favor reparations in polls. In the telling of The New York Times, this shift is due to the fact…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations, Video/Audio

By Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker — When Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote “The Case for Reparations” for The Atlantic, in 2014, he didn’t expect the government to make reparations anytime soon. He told David Remnick that he had a more modest goal. “My notion,” Coates says, “was you could get people to stop laughing.” For Coates, to treat reparations as a punch line is to misunderstand their purpose. He argues that reparations…

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The FBI Black Extremist Assessment: COINTELPRO Part II – June 3rd Vantage Point Radio

By | Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

June 3rd Edition of Vantage Point Topics The FBI Black Extremist Assessment: COINTELPRO Part II And Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels Guests Atty. Adjoa Aiyetoro, Civil Rights/Human Rights Attorney, Washington, D.C. Atty. Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director, Transformative Change Coalition, Washington, D.C. Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 4-5PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 4PM-5PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and…

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Kearston Farr comforts her daughter, Taliyah, outside the Charleston, South Carolina, church where Dylann Roof killed nine people.

Racial Terror and the Second Repeal of Reconstruction

By | Editors' Choice

How the legacy of Jim Crow haunts Trump’s America By Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, The New Republic — This April, PBS aired a groundbreaking documentary series on the fate of Reconstruction—and therefore of Black America. Featuring more than 40 scholars (myself among them) and Black descendants of key figures in Reconstruction’s history, this copiously researched chronicle also doubles as a powerful and chilling window on to our own age of violent and resurgent white nationalism.

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Dr. Ron Daniels on the Malveaux! Show

Dr. Ron Daniels on the Malveaux! Show

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Video/Audio

 Malveaux! — Dr. Ron Daniels is an activist who brings people together about issues like reparations, gentrification, resistance to white supremacy. He does it under the banner of the Institute for the Black World, which he leads We also discuss NAARC, the National African American Reparations Commission. “Please subscribe to UDC-TV and watch me talk with Dr. Julianne Malveaux about reparations.” — Dr. Ron Daniels

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Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show - Video Preview

Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show

By | News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Rock Newman Show — With reparations, gentrification, issues like the Mueller Report and rising calls for president Trump’s impeachment making headlines. We’ll share an illuminating discussion of the “Politics of the Unusual” with political scientist Dr. Ron Daniels, president of “The Institute of the Black World 21st Century”. Comments: Share your thoughts or read comments made by others about this episode of the Rock Newman Show on the Rock Newman…

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The Alabama abortion ban has prompted new questions about why America’s elected officials don’t look more like America.

‘Democracy has been hijacked by white men’: how minority rule now grips America

By | Commentaries/Opinions

The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politics. By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — The exercise of political power by legislative majorities of white, male elected officials in ways that disproportionately exclude or harm women and people of color is such a familiar part of the American political landscape that it sometimes…

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