WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO – BEYOND THE 2020 ELECTIONS

No matter what the outcome of the 2020 election, there remains much work to do. Our economy is wrong-sided, and we have to right-side it. Our tax code rewards the wealthy and penalizes others. Our regulatory system protects corporations, not people. Almost a hundred environmental regulations from the Obama years have been reversed. Schools have fewer protections than they once had. Workers have fewer protections, and unions are under attack. And the Supreme Court has been stacked to favor oligarchs, not everyday people. The very right to vote has been compromised with rules that marginalize too many people. It is my fervent hope that the Biden-Harris ticket will prevail in this elect

BLACK GIRL MAGIC AND THE 2020 ELECTION

For the sixth year in a row, Essence Magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have surveyed Black women about the issues that concern them most.  Melanie Campbell, Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation, summarizes the top concerns: "survival, safety, and stability."  Black women are concerned about the rise in hate crimes and the persistence of structural racism.  In light of the public lynching of George Floyd and the racist rhetoric of the incumbent President, these concerns are unsurprising.  According to the Essence poll, 90 percent of Black women support the Biden/Harris ticket, and 80 percent give the inc

MONSTERS ARE SCARY. SO ARE BRILLIANT BLACK WOMEN.

I was frightened of monsters when I was a child. Not so sure why, but my brother, who loved to plague me, used to tell me they were lurking under my bed. I shook, and I shivered, and I cried for fear that one of those dreaded monsters would rise from under the bed to strangle me. I don't know what got me over my fear of monsters. Perhaps I realized that my brother got perverse pleasure by mocking me. In any case, one day, he told me that there was a monster under my bed, and I laughed in his face. And the monster myth lost its hold on me. I got over my fear of monsters, but Donald John Trump is holding on to his fear of his. His demons are brilliant Black women, like Congresswomen Maxine Wat

THE PERFECT STORM FOR DISASTER –COVID, WINTER, AND ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN

On October 2, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the last unemployment report we will see until after the election.   Based on this report, Congress and the Senate must pass the HEROES Act that would give individuals, cities, and states much-needed relief from the corona recession, which continues.  Some would say we don't need those funds because we are in the middle of an economic recovery, but winter is coming. COVID is currently unchecked in ten states and close to containment in only four – Alaska, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Vermont. With more people gathering inside during the winter, we are likely to see more COVID cases.  We are not prepared.  There seems to have been

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