The Nation Watches As the Minneapolis City Council Votes to Defund the Minneapolis​ Police Department

Defunding police departments now sit squarely on the police reform radar. The concept is new to some and familiar to others. On, Sunday the Minneapolis city council voted to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a model that centers around real community safety. The decision sent ripples through many communities nationwide, as they too wrestle with police violence against its black and brown citizens. Leading this huge undertaking is MPD150, a collective of organizers, researchers, artists, and activists. MPD150 is clear on what their objective is. The…

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Black Maternal Health Momnibus Addresses Maternal Health Inequality Among African-American Women

Black Maternal Health Momnibus addresses maternal health inequality among African-American women.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births (the pregnancy-related mortality ratio or PRMR) for black and AI/AN women older than 30 was four to five times as high as it was for white women. The death of a young black mother brings attention to the issue of racial health disparities She went to the hospital to have her baby. Now her husband is raising two kids alone C-section death: Grieving…

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Progressive Candidates and The March Towards A Government for and By The People

Progressive candidates continue to primary tenured centrist democrats.  The progressive movement within the democratic party  grows as their policies and positions began to gain popularity amongst voters, especially younger ones.  Unfortunately, Rep. Bernie Sanders, a champion of progressive policies, continues to fall behind in his quest to become the 46th President of  the U.S.  The Sander’s campaign has raised $181,211,792  to date. Should history repeat itself, the Sanders campaign will donate to down ballot progressive democratic races. On a brighter note, “when younger Americans did swing to voting in the…

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Social Media Commentary Hot Takes: DaBaby, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Black Girl Joy

Social media commentary hot takes: Dababy, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Black Girl Joy. Big lights, small city!  DaBaby  is receiving strong criticism from slapping Tyronesha Laws. Tyronesha, shined her cellphone light in DaBaby’s face as he walked through the crowd after a private show. Although he has since apologized and offered to meet with the woman her face to face to discuss the matter.  Lately, he has been the poster child for how to screw up a bag.  Tyronesha has since retained legal representation with the law firm Morgan…

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Super Tuesday 2020

Super Tuesday 2020 As the data continues to come in from Super Tuesday, one thing is certain; the Biden campaign has found its footing. The win in South Carolina and prevailing narrative surrounding African-American voters in support of his candidacy  provided some much needed momentum headed into Tuesday’s primaries.  Along with the endorsement of Amy Klobucher, Pete Buttegieg,  Beto O’Rouke and US House Democratic Whip-Jim Clyburn. Joe Biden has been declared the winner in 9 out of the 15 states. He continues to perform well with voters age 30-65; voters…

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