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Black People, This Election Proves We Are On Our Own

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 05: Supporters await the arrival of Republican candidate for Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis as they attend a rally at Freedom Pharmacy on the final day of campaigning in the midterm elections on November 5, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. DeSantis is running against Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum to be the next Florida governor. (Photo by Jeff…

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Here’s Why You Should Be Watching The Van Jones Show

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Van Jones By Mwabi Kaira We first saw Van Jones as a co-host on the short lived CNN’s Crossfire in 2013 but he had been behind the scenes working tirelessly for years before that. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator that operates three advocacy initiatives: #cut50, #Yeswecode and Green for…

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Is Public Speaking Your Thing? Here’s 5 Ways to Win at the Podium Like Mother Maxine…

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters By Michelby Coco Whitehead Hands down Congresswoman Maxine Waters is the most adored woman in modern politics. CNN’s Angela Rye refers to her as her mentor, and when Mother Maxine delivers a speech, the people sit up and pay attention—haters and fans alike. When you’ve got the gift of gab, you have influence and the ability to…

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Women’s March & White Women on What to do About White Female Trump Voters

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Women’s March 2018 By Erickka Sy Savané This past weekend marked a year that Donald Trump has been our Commander-in-Thief, I mean, Chief, and the moment was not lost on women. Just like one year ago when millions of women  joined together to march and make our voices heard this year was no different. Over 250 marches were held worldwide…

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This Black, Female-lead Organization is on a Mission to Mobilize 1 Million Black Women & Dollars by 2020!

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Glynda C. Carr (center) & Kimberly Peeler-Allen in discussion with Alexis McGill Johnson (Photo courtesy of Glynda C. Carr) By Sharon Pendana Since 2013, Higher Heights for America has been at the forefront of mobilizing America’s black, female citizenry at every level of civic engagement— local, state and national— rallying black women to not only exercise their right to vote but to…

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Liberal White Women On Why Conservative White Women Vote Against Themselves

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Photo via nbcnews.com By Erickka Sy Savané Like many, I have been following the Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Senate race in Alabama. One minute, Democrat Doug Jones is ‘leading’ in polls in this state that Dems haven’t carried since 1992. Then two seconds later, Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple teenage girls when he was…

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Nas Calls Trump A Racist In Open Letter

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In an open letter on Mass Appeal, rapper turned mogul, Nas pens an open letter in which he calls Donald Trump a racist. Nas, a co-founder of Mass Appeal Records among many other things, speaks on the power and influence of politics, and the importance of making an impact through everyday work. Continue Reading Read an excerpt of the open…

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Barack Obama Gives Afro-Cubans Hope

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by Kanisha Parks author of Love Letters from the Master Obama didn’t just go to Cuba to make history—he went there to make a difference. And that’s just what he’s doing: it’s the first time a sitting president has visited the country in almost ninety years, but Barack Obama isn’t just any president. He’s the first black President—a point isn’t…

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