Reparations Hearing Makes Strong Case For Establishment Of New Commission

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks reparations already came in the form of a Black President, but that didn’t stop Congress from having a hearing Wednesday on H.R. 40 which calls for the establishment of a commission to study reparations for Black Americans. The panel, which included notables like Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and economist Julianne Malveaux overwhelmingly made…

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Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the subject of reparations for black Americans. It is a watershed moment…

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Does Kamala Harris Have a Working-Class Black Man Problem? It’s Complicated

It didn’t seem to be that controversial of a statement given the data. Since the Donald Trump presidency; the Georgia governor’s race; the St. Louis mayoral race and others, a certain number of black men have been sneaking back into the Sunken Place voting booth. Whether it’s partisanship, misogyny, or vague notions of “electability,” research shows (pdf) some black men will find…

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With ‘Kamala’s Corner,’ Harris wants to speak directly to black women

Sen. Kamala Harris hopes to reach a key Democratic voting bloc with her new column in Essence Magazine, a periodical geared toward African American women and a staple in black households for almost 50 years. For Harris, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, “Kamala’s Corner” gives her an opportunityto speak directly to a black female…

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2020 Democratic debates: What women want

This month, a record number of women will be on stage when the Democrats meet for their first presidential debates. That two of them — Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris — are polling in the top five of the 23-person field only adds to the excitement of this historic moment. Nancy L. CohenYet the women who matter most…

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Broken promises of the past weigh on black voters as they consider the 2020 presidential campaign

FLINT, Mich. — Ariana Hawk’s trust in the promises that presidential candidates make to black communities evaporated about the same time the 2016 election ended and the candidates stopped coming to town. Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water had put Hawk’s hometown in the national spotlight, prompting Hillary Clinton and her rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and…

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Black women paving a path to political office in 2020

Black women continue to hold significant voting power within the Democratic party. After the 2018 midterms, some political insiders are predicting there could be a historic wave of black women elected to office. Former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party, Basil Smikle, and Democratic Strategist, Aisha Moodie-Mills join NBC’s Chris Jansing to…

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Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.

Pregnancy is a life-threatening condition. Women die from being pregnant. We have known that for thousands of years. They die from hemorrhage, infection, pre-eclampsia (which can lead to fatal seizures), obstructed labor, amniotic fluid embolism, thromboembolism, a ruptured uterus, retained placenta, hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma and many other causes that fill the obstetrics textbooks. Modern medicine can prevent and…

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