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Here’s Why You Need to Vote in the California Recall Election
August 26, 2021
On September 14 a special election will be held to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled. This is only the fourth time in American history - that a state has held a gubernatorial recall election. The last gubernatorial recall election in California took place nearly 20 years ago. ... read more »
Reading Battlefield Notes from A. Philip Randolph: Lessons in Labor, Freedom, Justice and Struggle
April 29, 2021
As we celebrate International Labor Day, May 1, and pay homage to the awesome sacrifices and costly struggles of Black workers and other workers of the world to get economic justice, it is important to remember A. Philip Randolph’s admonition that the struggle for freedom and justice is always an unfinished fact. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Expresses Strong Support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
March 5, 2021
Congressional Black Caucus today expressed its wholehearted support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  If confirmed, Young would be the first African-American woman to lead the OMB, one of the most important federal government agencies. ... read more »
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Next Week, California Voters Could Get Rid of Cash Bail Statewide
October 29, 2020
As cities across California take a closer look at unfair practices in the criminal justice system, Proposition 25 offers a statewide policy that could aid their efforts: getting rid of cash bail.  ... read more »
Democrats must ace the agenda test
August 27, 2020
In last week’s Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. ... read more »
Beyond the Bondage of Plantation Politics: Crafting Our Own Presidential Platform
May 9, 2019
Thus, we self-consciously called our Movement, the Black Freedom Movementand demanded “FreedomNow,” not civil rights now. We composed and sang freedomsongs, not civil rights songs. And we built freedomschools, not civil rights schools, and we risked our lives on freedomrides, not civil rights rides. You can always say there was indeed a fight for civil rights. But although civil rights were an important concern of the Black Freedom Movement, the Black Freedom struggle was committed to freedom as a more expansive concept, practice and goal. In a word, it was concerned about freedom from oppression and freedom to grow, develop and come into the fullness of ourselves. ... read more »
HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT US TO DO THEIR JOB
May 9, 2019
$174,000.00 – That’s what every member of the House of Representatives receives in salary each year.  Every member, that is, except Nancy Pelosi, who as the Speaker of the House, gets to take home $223,500.00. ... read more »
Another voter ID law challenge filed in federal court
December 27, 2018
The North Carolina NAACP and several local chapters have sued in federal court challenging anew voter photo identification law. ... read more »
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Beyond Elections and Fictions of Fear: Realities of Race and Righteous Struggle
November 22, 2018
Although not overwhelming, the blue wave of Democratic election victories has washed over the U.S. in an important and promising way and it is good to celebrate on one hand, but also to review and stand ready to resume, continue and expand our efforts in struggle beyond the electoral arena. For regardless of the final count of votes and the naming of those who won, the realities of race and righteous struggle remain ongoing and urgent. And thus, there is still organizing work to be done, struggle for racial and social justice and equity to be waged and a radical transformation of society to be achieved around the central and enduring issues of wealth, power and status, especially statuses of race, class and gender, as well as other identities by which people are singled out, interiorized and oppressed. ... read more »
Sen. Sanders endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland governor
July 20, 2017
Sanders says Jealous has had a lifetime of courageous activism and can speak to every community. ... read more »
Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic  
November 30, 2016
"Can we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?" ... read more »
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