Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning behind the words without success, or I see a Black Lives Matter sign in an apartment window in a gentrified neighborhood where … Continue reading Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

End Gerrymandering. Support Redistricting Reform.

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In Virginia, state legislators redraw district lines for the U.S. Congress, the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia after every 10-year census. Under the current system, the party in power in the House and the party in power in the Senate can draw the lines to serve their own interests, not those … Continue reading End Gerrymandering. Support Redistricting Reform.

I Can’t Keep Quiet

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“These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I filmed this. Show them some love.” ~Alma Har’el   These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I … Continue reading I Can’t Keep Quiet

Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

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The lost letter from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow opposing Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship in 1986 has been found, and it’s a doozy.. “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if confirmed, he will be given life tenure for doing with a federal prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with … Continue reading Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

Yes, we did. Yes, we can.

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  In his farewell address, President Barack Obama urged citizens to take action. “Our democracy…needs you. Not just when there’s an election.” “My fellow Americans —Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well wishes that we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight, it’s my turn to say thanks. (Applause.) Whether … Continue reading Yes, we did. Yes, we can.