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While watching, listening, and reading, about events surrounding the Afghanistan evacuation by correspondents, reporters, columnists, and editorial writers for MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Washington Street Journal, I often find myself noting that the…

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Even as the pandemic has laid bare societal inequities that have long eroded the foundation of our democracy, political leaders in Washington and in state capitols are mired in a level of rancor and partisanship not seen since the ideological struggles over the Vietnam War.

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There is a growing trend occurring around the country with so many law enforcement officials being killed. This has baffled and perplexed many police chiefs, and left them perplexed, and searching for solutions to solve this matter.

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So, you are sitting on a park bench, just enjoying the weather. What is the likelihood that the next person that walks by you is of a different race than you? 

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The Daytona Beach City Commission is now thinking about a new (to them) idea to solve an old problem: the lack of affordable housing in low-income neighbourhoods. They are considering allowing Daytona homeowners to build what’s called Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their residential prop…

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March On For Voting Rights, is a nonviolent, nonpartisan mass mobilization to demand that elected officials protect democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all through the passage of comprehensive federal legislation.

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The national outrage and backlash to the Memphis and New Orleans massacres cannot be overlooked. During the 1866 midterm elections, voters made a political statement by giving Radical progressive Republicans victories in winning the U.S. House and Senate. In other words, common decency ultim…

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Discipline is defined as the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.

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Bush got into politics protesting police killings of unarmed Black men. Because her work was seen and respected in her community, she beat the odds and beat a long-time member of Congress.

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So, the young champions left us with so much to feel good about. They showcased respect, love, and friendship. It makes me look at myself and feel good about not only a sports race but a race to becoming better humans. 

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When one considers the events of last week, there is a significant question that thoughtful Americans are asking without the benefit of a cogent answer.

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Part of what’s so insidious about the conservative assault on critical race theory is how it exploits a deep-seated rift in the Democratic coalition, one that’s been apparent since the advent of the back-to-the-city movement in the 1980s and 1990s.

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The Orange Ogre convinced his followers that the remedy to their frustration of seeing others enjoying the fruits of the U.S. was to reject the principles of democracy which had shaped it and brought any greatness it had achieved.

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As the U.S. Supreme Court re- views abortion cases that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion, there is a lot of attention being paid to abortion rights — but not enough emphasis on the full range of reproductive health and rights issues.

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Historically, white police lived under a blue code of ethics, where killing Black people were part of the job, and there was a code of silence. It did not matter if the Black person was shot in the back, or the person was shot 50 times, they were doing their job.

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Chauvin’s case may not be the celebratory win some want it to be, but it did spur movement. The ultimate win will come when local and national legislators and police departments themselves take actions that will lead to true reform. Then we can truly sing the songs of victory.

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The Black experience in America has always been a story of struggle. From the plantation to the project block, from Emmett Till to Ahmaud Arbery, and from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have constantly fought for equality and fair treatment under the law, only to have those sa…

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As the Black Voters Matter Freedom Ride Bus Tour makes its way through Southern cities including Nashville, Atlanta, Columbia, Raleigh, and Richmond with the final stop in Washington, D.C, we must redouble our efforts on three fronts on what we know will be a long road ahead  to defend democ…

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During the civil rights movement’s struggle against discrimination and voter suppression in Jim Crow America, the Black Church was a source of refuge and resolve.

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June is Pride Month, commemorating the violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, when LGBTQ activists fought abusive police officers who beat gay men, lesbians and those who cross-dressed. So-called law enforcement also participated in blackmail and extortion against those w…

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The postponed and rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games are only a few weeks away. If the Japanese and International Olympic Committees can manage a COVID-safe environment, I welcome them.  

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Your child has arrived to the grand old age of 10 to 12, when suddenly you wonder where has the sweet compliant child you once knew has gone? The teenage years are beginning to emerge and the creature that is exiting the cocoon is clearly not a butterfly. Why is this? And can something be do…

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I cannot remember not belonging to something. Whether it was Girl Scouts, A. Philip Randolph Leaders of Tomorrow, or as a Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteer. I belonged.

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