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Biden-Harris Administration Tasked with Dismantling America’s History of Hate
November 26, 2020
Even now, Trump and his campaign have specifically sought to have officials toss out all votes cast in heavily African American populated cities like Atlanta, Detroit, and Milwaukee. It is a tactic used since, during, and after Reconstruction: disenfranchise Blacks and the poor. ... read more »
Senate Runoffs in Georgia Offer A Clear Choice
November 19, 2020
On Jan. 5, Georgia will hold a run-off election for both of its Senate seats. The races capture national attention because control of the Senate is at stake. If the two Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, both win, the Senate will be effectively split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the tie. If one or both lose, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will retain his ability to obstruct the incoming president. ... read more »
Black Riders Matter
August 27, 2020
A court in California just issued a temporary “stay” on restricting rideshare operations in the state over the independent contractor issue. The court ruling should be made permanent while civil rights and business leaders work together to undo the unjust and unfair rideshare regulations that may negatively impact millions of people throughout America. ... read more »
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Joe Biden picks California Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential running mate
August 11, 2020
Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former Ambassador Susan Rice, and three other candidates to inform them on Tuesday morning that they were not his pick. Harris had routinely been seen as the top pick, but her clashes with Biden during the Democratic debates appeared to give Biden pause. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Black and Brown Communities Targeted by White Supremacist over the Weekend, as Donald Trump Continues to Dog Whistle
August 4, 2019
Donald Trump at a MAGA rally. Scott Olson (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, ... read more »
U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages
July 19, 2019
“Some of us have been victims of the stain, the pain, the hurt of racism. In the 50s and during the 60s, segregationists told us to go back when we protested for our rights. They told ministers, priests, rabbis, and nuns to go back. The told innocent, little children seeking just equal education to go back,” said civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis on the House floor during debate.  ... read more »
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Airbnb Owner Blames Her Black Guests’ ‘Lack of Good Nature’ as Reason for Her Neighbor Calling the Police
May 10, 2018
New video released by police Tuesday provides more details into the incident that caused three black people to consider a lawsuit over what they say was an excessive response to a racially motivated 911 call in Southern California. ... read more »
Who’s the UK’s New Foreign Secretary? Local Mags Say He’s a Racist
July 19, 2016
Nonstop media coverage of the UK’s exit from the European Community may have been confounding to many Americans but the latest development in Great Britain’s power shuffle seems more ominous. ... read more »
Students Upset Over School Paper’s Racially Charged Cartoon
May 5, 2016
Students at Wesley College in Delaware have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper in April. ... read more »
Students return to Washington campus after racial threats
December 2, 2015
Most, but not all, students returned to a Washington state university Monday as police investigate racial threats against black students and others on social media that shut down the campus last week. ... read more »
Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director
July 8, 2015
The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced last Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion. ... read more »
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