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    By Charlene Crowell As of mid-September, at least 197,000 people died from COVID-19 according to Johns Hopkins University. Beyond these fatalities, the number of COVID-related cases diagnoses reached 6.5 million people and continues to rise. Beyond the health effects, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau, as of August 31, over 80% of adults with post-high school ...
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    By Ben Jealous Black voters have a powerful role to play in this year’s elections. That’s why we are being targeted by disinformation campaigns that are meant to discourage and suppress our turnout. We can’t let them succeed. Black voters are still targeted by old-school voter suppression strategies like restricting registration, closing polling stations, and ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga   The recent wave of walkouts and walkaways from playing and practice in protest against the savage shooting of Jacob Blake, first by the Milwaukee Bucks and followed by others in solidarity, i.e., the NBA, the WNBA, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, is clearly worthy ...
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    It’s on us to Honor Legacy of Rep. John Lewis   By Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL), Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee & Rep. Terri Sewell (AL) When a young John Lewis led hundreds of foot soldiers in a march over Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, he and hundreds of non-violent protesters would be attacked ...
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    Pursuing Liberation thru Love and Struggle By Dr. Maulana Karenga We come into this August conscious of its meaning as an honored month and central site of 400 years of righteous and relentless resistance. It is both a month and a monument to a series of significant events in our history: our arrival and beginning ...
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    Living the Legacy, Freeing the People By Dr. Maulana Karenga The recent passing of Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis, three major leaders of the civil rights phase of the Black Freedom Movement, rightfully causes and encourages us to lift them up and to recount and reflect on the ...
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    By Cherri Murphy Special to California Black Media To executives at Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates, and other gig companies: We are the workers who power the core of your businesses and we write in response to your recent comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. Your statements have included various platitudes about your commitment to racial justice and the ...
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    By Dr. Margaret Fortune I have founded seven schools over the past 12 years with one mission in mind — to eradicate the achievement gap that Black students suffer year after year.  Fortune School, a network of K-12, tuition-free, public charter schools is a regional initiative in Sacramento and San Bernardino to prepare kids for ...
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    By Bill Fletcher, Jr. One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we saw it in its most egregious forms in colonial and white minority regimes in the global South, and in the Nazi-led persecution and, ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Amid the tinsel and garland celebrating the holiday season, two important federal financial regulators are planning how the future financial needs of low-and-moderate income (LMI) communities – including neighborhoods of color – will be met.  In an effort to “modernize” the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on December 12 the board of ...