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Biden, Harris condemn U.S. Racism, Sexism In Blunt Language

Biden, Harris condemn U.S. Racism, Sexism In Blunt Language

President Joe Biden took aim on Sunday at the “ugly poisons” of “systemic racism and white supremacy” that he said had long plagued the United States, and vowed to change the laws that enabled continued discrimination. In blunt language, the Democratic president said the country faced problems with racism, xenophobia and nativism. Biden’s statement followed […]

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

Shortly after rampaging Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a fan of the president posted a message on the pro-Donald Trump website TheDonald.win. Inspired by the mob’s attempt to stop lawmakers from confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win, user CONN_WYNN said in an all-caps message, replete with an expletive, that it was […]

Kamala Harris, As First Woman Elected VP, says she ‘won’t be the last’

Kamala Harris, As First Woman Elected VP, says she ‘won’t be the last’

On the night Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made history, she recognized the long battle women had faced for the right to vote and to break into the highest ranks of American politics — and said that “every little girl watching” across the country now knows they can do so, too.In a speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, […]

Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

The way that America approaches Black History Month is grossly limiting. In many schools, organizations, workspaces and beyond, the month is distilled to the same whitewashed stories of select civil rights figures and a handful of picture-perfect moments in history. Our history and culture are consistently depicted as one-dimensional. Carter G. Woodson didn’t create Negro History […]

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalised After A Brutal Hate Attack

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalised After A Brutal Hate Attack

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago early Tuesday morning in what police are calling a possible hate crime. The Chicago Police Department confirmed to HuffPost it had received a report Tuesday morning that a cast member on the Fox drama was the victim of a “possible racially-charged assault and battery.” Smollett was admitted […]

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush Bows Out At 94

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush Bows Out At 94

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who navigated U.S. foreign policy as the Soviet Union collapsed, led an international coalition that quickly ousted the Iraqi military from Kuwait, but then lost his re-election bid amid a struggling economy, died Friday at the age of 94. Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman, announced his death late Friday. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, […]

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

  China said talks to resolve the impasse over trade with the U.S. can’t happen as long as President Donald Trump keeps threatening to impose further tariffs.  Just over an hour after the Trump administration imposed further duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods on Monday, Beijing published a document reiterating its position in […]

Father’s Day Special – The ‘Curse’ Placed On Fatherhood In This ‘New America’

Father’s Day Special – The ‘Curse’ Placed On Fatherhood In This ‘New America’

As elementary school teachers in South Williamsburg, we see the trauma that President Donald Trump’s policies inflict on immigrant communities on a daily basis. We are intimately familiar with the damage that separation from a parent can do to a child. We are also trained to put the needs of our children first, and on […]

The Heightened Level Of Hate Violence And The Presidential Reference

The Heightened Level Of Hate Violence And The Presidential Reference

  Adam Purinton, the white man who yelled, “Get out of my country” before shooting to death Indian-American Srinivas Kuchibhotla at a bar in Kansas, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree murder charges. Kuchibhotla’s killing, a hate crime by all accounts, cannot be seen as an anomaly. It speaks to the reality of white supremacy plaguing our […]

Out in Africa? Tillerson Trip Leaves Hosts Nonplussed

Out in Africa? Tillerson Trip Leaves Hosts Nonplussed

From the outset, Rex Tillerson’s first trip to Africa looked half-hearted and token, but with the hindsight knowledge that the U.S. Secretary of State was fired just two days in, his African hosts must be wondering why they bothered. Beyond $533 million in humanitarian aid and some pat remarks about security and not getting too […]

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