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Monday, December 18th Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: A Tribute to Ambassador Tete Antonio, African Union’s Ambassador Emeritus to the U.N., The Victory in Alabama and Implications for the Democratic Party and the Progressive Movement. Special Guests: Sidique Wai, President and National Spokesperson, United African Congress, New York, NY. Rev. Kenny Glasgow, Founder/President, The Ordinary People’s Society (TOPS), Dothan, AL. State Senator Hank Sanders, Selma, AL. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Los Angeles Urban Roundtable and Publisher, The Hutchinson Report, Los Angeles, CA. Bill Fletcher, Veteran Labor/Social Justice Activist, Former President, Trans Africa Forum, Washington, D.C.

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By Bill Fletcher, Jr.

The Victory in Alabama

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. — Well, team, I must confess that i expected Moore to win Alabama’s special Senatorial race. As a result, I was shocked this morning when I awakened and received a text from one of my best friends celebrating Moore’s defeat. I immediately went to msn.com to read about the election results. When I subsequently went to Facebook i saw a posting from an African American who…

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Black Voters Matter

The Grassroots Won Alabama’s Senate Race

By News & Current Affairs

Black Votes Matter volunteers in Dothan, AL By Isaiah J. Poole — Democrat Doug Jones won his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama Tuesday night against Republican Roy Moore in one of the most closely watched elections of the year. But the real winners of this election are the thousands of voters who came together into a movement to meet the challenge of keeping a homophobe, racist and…

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Glasgow Helps Collin Bennett Register to Vote Inside the Dothan City Jail

Tens of thousands of newly registered felons could swing Alabama Senate election

By News & Current Affairs

By Kira Lerne — DOTHAN, ALABAMA — “Today is the last day to register to vote in the state of Alabama,” Pastor Kenneth Glasgow said into a microphone, his energy lighting up the radio studio in the office of a community group he runs. “Those of you listening in the prison cells right now: You can vote if you don’t have a murder charge or any kind of sex charge.”…

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Jones Victory Sends Message to Democrats, Ignore the Black Vote and Lose

Jones Victory Sends Message to Democrats, Ignore the Black Vote and Lose

By Editors' Choice

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Democratic party officials set up a huge table outside a voting precinct in Helena in Shelby County just south of Birmingham. They didn’t try to hide who they were making their vote pitch to at the table. They implored Black voters to think first, second, and last about Democratic Senatorial candidate Doug Jones. Now Shelby county in times past has been a rock-solid GOP county….

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Steve Bannon and Roy Moore

Could Voter Suppression Swing Alabama’s Senate Race to Roy Moore?

By News & Current Affairs

By Jay Michaelson — Thanks to the insane way Alabama’s Senate race has unfolded, voter suppression could get Roy Moore elected. Before three women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers—one said he coerced her into sex when she was 14—the race was very much in Moore’s favor. When the accusations surfaced and mainstream Republicans recoiled…

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Judge Roy Moore Supporters

Don’t Blame Black Voters for a Moore Win

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — There are two great dangers in the Alabama Senate race. The first is obvious. An alleged pedophile, pro-slavery sentiment voicing, anti-Constitutional protections, voting rights, and avowed anti-gay rights baiter, will win the race. Polls with an occasional swing here and there have been consistent in predicting that former Judge Roy Moore will win the Alabama Senate race. The second great danger is that if he…

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Hillary Clinton

Why the Majority of White Women Voted for Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

What motivated women to vote for a misogynist candidate? By Kate Manne, Oxford University Press — The following is adapted from the new book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Oxford University Press, November 2017), available for purchase from Amazon and IndieBound. Cut now to Hillary Clinton, whom many people not only disliked and mistrusted but also expressed visceral disgust for during her 2016 presidential campaign. One such was Donald Trump, who didn’t want to…

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Greg Palast, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson discuss Crosscheck

Sanders and Jackson Join Hands to Take On Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief

By News & Current Affairs

By Greg Palast Why would somebody say a crazy statement like that?” Bernie had his arms spread like gull wings, fingers scribbling facts in the air. “Why” was not really a question. Watch this five-minute video of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson and their alliance to take on Kris Kobach, the Dr. Moriarty of vote suppression. In Jesse Jackson’s private ministry office, the Reverend and I had just…

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How One State’s Prison System Utterly Tramples on Many Inmates’ Voting Rights

By News & Current Affairs

Ambiguous state law means the ability of inmates to vote varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial. By La Risa Lynch / The Chicago Reporter The gym could pass for any Election Day polling place. Two volunteer election judges hurriedly sorted dozens of sealed manila envelopes containing ballots for last April’s suburban Cook County municipal elections. One of the judges propped two white plastic shields…

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