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by on April 23, 2020
Everyone knows by now that Bernie Sanders has officially suspended his presidential campaign. However, as a Bernie supporter, I’m not ready hang my support up just yet, and maybe you aren’t either.  So, here’s a few thoughts and important pieces of information that provide a glimmer of hope for those of us who were rooting for Bernie.    Everyone should also know that Senator Sanders is still on the ballots in all 50 states. He will cease to hold rallies and debates against Joe Biden, howe...
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by on November 4, 2019
By Courtney Thornton The hardships of Black people in the United States are well documented throughout American history. From being enslaved, oppressed and denied civil and economic rights, to experiencing the election and re-election of America’s first Black president, Black people have remained resilient and vocal about injustice and inequality in America.  However, we, as a community, do not view the observance of Black Solidarity with the reverence it deserves.  Other cultures and comm...
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by on August 4, 2019
Administrators at Narvie Harris Elementary School in Georgia are coming under fire after a poster featuring and targeting Black children is used to depict "appropriate" and "inappropriate" hairstyles for students. The school's dress code prohibits clothing, jewelry, tattoos and piercings that "disrupt the educational process or endanger the health or safety of other students."  The dress code is silent on hairstyles.  A parent of a student at Narvie Harris Elementary School shared the phot...
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by on July 20, 2019
Today, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic (and widely disbelieved) moon landing on July 20, 1969.   But few people likely think of the Americans who questioned whether NASA’s space program was worth the trouble, and the cost.  On this day, Black Americans are reminded of the poem by Gil Scott-Heron that rhythmically expressed Black America’s scorn of NASA using tax dollars to fund an egotistically driven trip to the moon while families and communities of color l...
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