Do not forget how we got here

As the President’s illness is comprehensively covered and updated in frenzied, up-to-the-minute posts, I continue to wonder about the fate of all of those brown people–adults and children–who walked here. They came up through Central America and Mexico, hundreds of miles, with just the clothes on their backs and hope for the children whose hands […]

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Modern Black History: “Miss Virginia” a story about the power of being sick and tired

http://www.missvirginiamovie.com/about Modern black history circa 2003-2004. “Miss Virginia” is the story of the power of people. It is about the power that being sick and tired of being sick and tired can generate and how that power led to positive change for students in the Washington, D.C. school district. Good movie. Great message. (Yes, the […]

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On black history and momentum

P-MV. This is the formula for momentum. Momentum(P) = (m)mass x (v)velocity. Black history is our history–not someone else’s. We are responsible for preserving and lifting up our story. It is our story to tell, and it is our individual and collective responsibility to know, own and share it. We have depended on others to […]

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Trump’s efforts to obstruct were clear, Democrats say, but question of impeachment isn’t

The Mueller report’s findings and the special counsel’s deferral to Congress increase pressure on Democrats and 2020 presidential candidates from the party’s left flank. Source: Trump’s efforts to obstruct were clear, Democrats say, but question of impeachment isn’t   Yes, there is an election in 18 months, but Democrats’ weakness on impeaching Trump is irresponsible. […]

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Resist Hate

Masterfully crafted commentaries on our lives in the 1970s are no less insightful and true when taken in today’s context. The lyrics of “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” speak poignantly of hatred and division and the existential threat they pose.

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Battle for Fairness: Progressive Prosecutors Under Fire

Once elected, criminal justice reformers face nasty attacks. By Rashad Robinson http://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/george-floyd-prosecutors.html “District attorneys elected to carry out progressive policies over the last five years have been met with resistance from police departments and unions, as well as from judges, lawmakers and even some corporations. They have used their power to prevent these prosecutors from doing […]

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The Economics of COVID-19 and racial disparity

If income inequality is getting worse, then the economy cannot be getting better because more people are worse off. Of course, this only matters if one is concerned with the lived experiences of real people in the real economy. Perhaps the stock market is (was) getting better and the very rich continue to get richer, […]

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