Posts by amstrat

LaTosha Brown Says a New South Is Rising

LaTosha Brown doesn’t like to use the terms “blue state” and “red state.” It’s true, Georgia voted in Joe Biden’s favor during the 2020 presidential election and technically became a “blue state.” But Brown thinks the red state/blue state framework limits us. “It makes you choose a side. Ultimately, what we’re trying to say is…

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The Black women who made Kamala Harris’ historic win possible

Kamala Harris will become the first multi-ethnic Black woman vice president. This is the highest elected office that a Black woman in the United States has ever achieved. While this monumental win in it of itself is cause for celebration, it is necessary to contextualize this historic victory. Read more at Yahoo News.

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On a pedestal: A tribute to monumental women

At a time when many statues of controversial historical figures are coming down, some lofty women are going up. In New York City’s Central Park, a monument has been unveiled honoring women’s suffrage pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with sculptor Meredith Bergmann about the Women’s Rights…

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Black homeowner, 2 appraisals, $62,000 difference

Christina Jordan was in the process of purchasing a new condo in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood when the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, making her question if it was the right time to move. Jordan, 37, dropped her plans but decided to refinance her Oakland condo, which is west of Oakwood Beach, after hearing it was…

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Trump resorts to name-calling after Kamala Harris destroys Pence in debate

Trump has a long history of lashing out at women of color. Donald Trump on Thursday morning lashed out at Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in a rage-filled interview on Fox Business, calling Harris a “monster” multiple times. “This monster that was on stage with Mike Pence, who destroyed her last night…

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Trump Does A Trump, Calls Kamala Harris “Unlikable” & A “Monster”

During Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate, Sen. Kamala Harris sat calmly as Vice President Mike Pence continued to interrupt her. She did so despite Pence taking more than his allotted time and moderator Susan Page allowing it. And she did an incredible job under circumstances straight out of a dystopian novel: plexiglass barriers to “protect”…

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How Private Black Tragedy Shapes American Politics

Every Black family has a trauma story, even the most privileged, a story of a great-grandfather swinging from a tree, of cousins fleeing North in the middle of the night, of a sister or a brother or a husband who came this close to disaster with a cop. Read more at Politico.

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