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Why the Election Wasn’t a Biden Landslide

By Editors' Choice

Despite a pandemic and an abysmal recession, five economic factors spared the incumbent from a more lopsided loss. By Annie Lowery, The Atlantic — Why didn’t the pandemic recession precipitate a landslide for Joe Biden? That is a central mystery stemming from what, at the moment, looks like a narrow, if decisive, loss for President Donald Trump. Even though the unemployment rate is more than double what it was a…

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Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka on COVID-19 Pandemic and Power of the Vote

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 2, 2020 — On this Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ. Topics State of Newark Updates Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic The Power of the Vote for Social Justice Post-Election National Town Hall Meeting Special Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap…

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Voter Suppression and Racial Terrorism, the Twin Pillars of White Supremacy

By Editors' Choice

By Ben Railton — Despite such racial terrorism, African Americans continued to exercise their Constitutional right and active patriotic goal of voting, and were consistently met with extensive suppression and violence. On November 3, 1874, African-American voters at the polls in Eufaula and Spring Hill, towns in Alabama’s Barbour County, were attacked by members of the widespread white supremacist organization The White League; seven African Americans were killed and another 70 wounded. The Barbour…

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Vantage Point: The Quest for Reparations in Elaine, Arkansas • Will Black Votes Elect Trump • Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point October 26, 2020 — On this Edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Lenora Marshall and Dr. Iva Carruthers. Topics The Quest for Reparations in Elaine, Arkansas Guests Lenora Marshall Vice-President, Elaine Legacy Center, Elaine, Arkansas Dr. Iva Carruthers General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box Will Black Voters Elect…

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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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US lawmakers demand Trump administration support free, fair elections in Haiti

By News & Current Affairs

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald — Rep. Frederica Wilson is calling on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to clarify recent comments by a top State Department official on elections in Haiti that have been widely criticized as an attack on the country’s opposition and civic groups, and a dismissal of widespread concerns about the legitimacy of the process. Last month a senior State Department official warned political opponents of…

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Black voters on line in Chicago, October 2020

Our goal is record Black voter turnout to fire Trump and save Black lives: NAACP President

By Commentaries/Opinions

It’s not just Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the ballot, it’s a decision about the country we want. Honor John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg by voting. By Derrick Johnson, USA Today — Instead of focusing on the many crises devastating the Black community right now, and although voters are already casting ballots, Republicans are rushing to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Once again, President Donald Trump and his enablers…

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The right way to woo Black and Latino voters

By Editors' Choice

By Ryan Cooper, The Week — The Democrats have long portrayed themselves as the party of racial justice in modern times, given that they were the main force behind the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and elected the first Black president. (The actual history is considerably more complicated.) Race has also been a central political concern this year with the “Great Awokening” of white liberals and the nationwide protests…

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“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

By Reparations

The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience. By Cierra Noffke, UNCW — On the evening of September 15, a virtual crowd gathered around monitors or cell phones to listen to a group of activists answer questions inspired by…

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