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Water is a human right

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right

By News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts, Press Releases / Statements

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right — Express Solidarity with Struggle for Water Rights in Nigeria. February, 10, 2020, New York — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) released a Statement today calling for a national and international movement to declare access to water a human right that should not be subject to profiteering by corporate interests. The Statement was released against the…

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VP Radio: Revolutionaries and Electoral Politics, Life and Legacy of Richard Hatcher, Door of Our Return Reflections

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio December 30, 2019 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Senator James Sanders, Assemblyman Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron,  Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and callers. Topic Door of Our Return Reflections Continued Should Revolutionaries Engage in Electoral Politics? The Life and Legacy of Richard G. Hatcher Guests State Senator James Sanders, Queens, New York Assemblyman Charles Barron,…

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Jack O'Dell

Jack O’Dell – An Appreciation

By News & Current Affairs

The life and work of Jack O’Dell who died last week at 96 at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia were marked by an unwavering radical vision fused with an immovable partisanship for working people the world over. By James Campbell and Mark Solomon, Portside — Jack’s quietly effective teaching, his strategic acumen, his theoretical insight, his unbending internationalism and his generosity of intellect and spirit inspired and enriched the…

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The People’s Organization for Progress

The Peoples’ Organization for Progress (POP) Statement on African-American Freedom Fighters and the Palestinian Struggle

By Commentaries/Opinions

By The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) — This is a brief summary and overview that presents many of the voices in the lengthy history of African-American support and solidarity for the Palestinian People’s legitimate claim for justice and selfdetermination. This support has grown and developed from a perspective advocated by some of the most radical and progressive activists such as Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party to a…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Running for Exposure

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Twenty-four people are running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.  From where I sit, at least half of them are only running for exposure, for the Vice-Presidential nod, for Cabinet secretary, to push a platform, or to simply be seen.  Their ambitions have made the process turgid and impractical, often amusing and only sometimes illuminating. The candidates do best when they have…

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Jesse Jackson Buttons

In Newark, Jesse Jackson’s Warm Embrace of Winter

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Todd Steven Burroughs — Ras Baraka gave the Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson the key to the city on Saturday. He talked about why this had to be: all the struggles for social justice during a half-century. But knowing how hard it is to lead Black people, Baraka joked,“He gets it just for that.” Jackson returned the joke, remembering how Baraka was a hell-raising undergraduate student at Howard University when Jackson…

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The Unfulfilled Power of the Black Vote

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Vignettes, Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — For decades I have been hammering home the point that in a low voter participation environment, the group that effectively educates, mobilizes and organizes its voters to turn-out on election day will wield power disproportionate to its numbers in the overall electorate. Put another way, a relatively small group that registers and turns out a high percentage of its…

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July 30th Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point — Featuring Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Featuring: Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guests: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, President, Rainbow/Push Coalition, Chicago, IL (Invited), Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL and Bill Lucy, President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington, D.C.

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A Conversation with the Founder of #MeToo and Much More on Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

January 22, 2018 Edition of Vantage Point Topics A Conversation with the Founder of the #MeToo Movement Startling New Secret Photo in The Autobiography of Charles 67X Report Back from the Second Women’s March Tributes to the Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker and Hugh Masekela Guests Tarana Burke, Founder #MeToo, New York Askia Muhammad, Author, The Autobiography of Charles 67X, Washington, D.C. Mark Thompson, Host, Make It Plain, SIRIUSXM, New…

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Jesse Jackson campaigns for president in 1984 at a stop in Texas.

Jesse Jackson Is The Most Important Figure In U.S. Political History

By Commentaries/Opinions

The civil rights icon has revealed a lot to us and about us. By Ja’han Jones — When the Rev. Jesse Jackson announced in November that he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he was not spared by the ruthless news cycle. Jackson’s name scrolled along bright red tickers for only the brief, intermittent moments between chaos. His announcement was largely crowded out by news of the GOP tax bill and…

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