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Sunday, October 1, 2023

African American Leadership Council Summit: A Journey Home

During the past week, I had the opportunity to attend and speak for a conference held by the African American Leadership Council Summit: A Journey Home. The conference was about end-of-life choices and many shared their experiences on this subject.

Dismantling “Separate But Equal” Is Unfinished Business

As a sitting vice president, it remains to be seen if Kamala Harris will eventually follow the political pathway of Joe Biden and ultimately ascend to the highest office in the nation.

Tamika Mallory, Warrior Queen

Some people first saw civil rights activist Tamika Mallory when she was one of four leaders of the 2017 Women's March. Her activism hardly began there.

UAW Auto Workers Will Get A Fair Deal Only If They Fight For It

At least 12,700 UAW workers have walked out in the first strike wave against the Big Three automakers. Every worker in America – union and non-union, young and old, female and male, Black, brown and white – has a stake in this strike. 

U.S. Open Champ And Phenom Coco Gauff Represents New Era Of American Tennis

Tennis is a sport that has been historically dominated by white athletes. Today, young Black athletes, exemplified by the prodigious Coco Gauff, are not just participating, but also shining on the world’s largest stages.

Black Resilience: Trauma To Triumph Since 1619

As Robert Smith and Ketanji Brown Jackson recently reflected, honoring the past and embracing the present enables Black folks to shape our future.

Kamala Scores A Big One!

So many things of interest happened this past week that it’s hard to know where to begin.  We’ve had the Hunter Biden case of lying on a gun application and not a word from the gun owners who defend any and every kind of gun ownership.

Republicans Again Defending Extremism In Defense Of Their Views

In the party that once prided itself on being pro-military, one wingnut senator is blocking the confirmation of hundreds of senior military officials, including the secretaries of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Cutting Tailpipe Pollution Starts At Home For New York City

For Leslie Vasquez, an activist with South Bronx Unite, the same word describes the need and the timeline for New York City to act on climate pollution -- immediate.

There Has Always Been Class Warfare

The United Auto Workers and the Big Three automobile manufacturers – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis haven't been able to agree on worker compensation, and no wonder.

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Supreme Court Will Look At New State Laws That Attempt To...

The Supreme Court will leap into online moderation debate for the second year running after the justices on Friday agreed to decide whether states can essentially control how social media companies operate.