Politics & Social Justice

The wait is over: Kamala Harris picked as Biden’s running mate for Democrats in presidential election

After much of anticipation, a Biden-Harris ticket takes on Trump-Pence in November.

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White Women Call Out Karens. Is saying Karen the same as calling Black people N_ggers?

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“Karen, come out to play . . .” Lisa Durden tackles an old phenomenon with a new name. What is a Karen? A white women who weaponizes their whiteness, gender and privilege for the harm of Black people and furthering white supremacy.

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Progressive Democrat, BLM activist unseats long-time politician in Missouri Democratic Primary

Almost six years ago, Cori Bush stood at the front lines of Ferguson protests over the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, she stands to be the first Black Lives Matter activist to win a congressional seat.

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#FREEGRACE campaign sparks conversation around race, gender and class for Black girls and the justice system

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Youth incarceration is a serious issue for Black girls. As is the case of Grace, a special needs high schooler who served months in a detention center after not completing online work during a pandemic. Lisa Durden gets into this issue on her podcast. 

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Life, Liberty & Happiness | Da World is a Gamble

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Da Gambling man’s comic, The World is a Gamble, explores the idea of “profit over people” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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White woman’s racist rant at Vermont pro-law enforcement rally says ‘black lives don’t fucking matter’

A pro-police rally at the Vermont State House in Montpelier devolved when demonstrators hurled racist rants at Black Lives Matter counter-protestors.  

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Public viewing of Rep. John Lewis lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda ends, final funeral on Thursday

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2C934YK Washington, DC, USA. 28th July, 2036. Washington, DC- 072820 The changing of the guard in front of the casket of Congressman and Civil Rights activist John Lewis as he lies in state at the US Capitol on July 28, 2020 for the public to pay their respects. Credit: Essdras M. Suarez/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

In a somber, yet respectful mood, soldiers carry the casket of Rep. Lewis from the Capitol. Now his remains make it to his final resting place.

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Wall of mostly white Veterans protect BLM protesters, hailed as patriotic

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In another wave of Portland resisters, military veterans form a fence between Homeland Security law enforcement and Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

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White allies or white takeover in Portland’s BLM protests?

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Now in its ninth week of demonstrations, Portland protesters maintain a line of resistance. Yet, it is mostly white. One local leader says Black Lives Matter demonstrations have turned into a “white spectacle.”

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Where do we go from here? Notes on the Oprah Winfrey town hall, part 2 | Podcast

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In the second discussion that breaks down Oprah Winfrey’s town hall discussing hundreds of demonstrations that racked America, Lisa Durden podcast continues to explore topics that emerged during weeks of intense protests around the country

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