This is not how American democracy is supposed to work.
Ending weeks of speculation, the California senator confirmed her 2020 presidential bid on MLK day.
A large deterrent to continued progress is propaganda painting King as a sweet guy with a catchy speech device (dreams are nice) instead of as a skilled and calculating social philosopher torquing deep-rooted gears of American governance and culture to rapidly bring attention to the urgent matters of poverty, racism and war.
People living in poverty are now bracing for that kind of chopping as a result of the partial government shutdown that began in December. By the three-week mark, most safety-net benefits were still being funded. But should the impasse drag on, that could change.
2018 proved to be the year of history-makers for African Americans across the country, and Minnesota, in particular.
While Black women overall are twice as likely to be imprisoned as their white counterparts, Black women ages 18 to 19 are three times more likely to be imprisoned than their white counterparts, the CAP report noted.
HIV/AIDS is no exception, with African Americans accounting for nearly half (47 percent) of all new infections in 2016.
Although they ceased publication some 50 years ago, the guidebooks are worth reflecting on in light of the fact that for drivers of color, the road remains anything but open.
For those doing the work, it means more than posting selfies with “I Voted” stickers or holding signs at a protest.
By Thursday, two days after Republican Brian Kemp declared victory, Abrams is still calling for every vote to be counted and she’s hoping that the results will at least be enough for a runoff, if absentee ballots don’t push her over the top altogether