Politics & Social Justice

Heightened discussions of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries being first Black Speaker of the House

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If Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) becomes Speaker of the House, this is a groundbreaking moment. Not only would it represent a new face of political power, but he will be the first Black congressional member to occupy the position. 

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Opposition cost Black candidates who raced to flip the senate from Republican to Democrat in battleground states

Black senate candidates fell short in winning elections, but pushed the line in battleground territories.

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Young souls watching the polls

Recruitment efforts for poll workers on Tuesday elections draw record numbers of volunteers.

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Family man, Walter Wallace Jr., experiences psychological episode, shot and killed by Philadelphia police

Wallace’s death is the latest in a litany of complaints against Philadelphia police department, from racialized mistreatment using extremely violent tactics against protesters. The city erupts days before major elections.

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First presidential debate: The missteps, the loser, the winner and why it’s important for everyone

Entering into the last week of the major elections, including the next POTUS, Lisa Durden and her guests dissect the presidential debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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Black men call out Karens

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Continuing the series of tackling the attack of the Karens, Lisa Durden speaks to Black men on the Karen phenomenon. In an interesting conversation, contributors center antagonisms against them in the racialized weaponization of white women.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin up in flames with police shooting of Jacob Blake

Jacob Blake III is paralyzed from the waist down after a Kenosha, Wisconsin officer fired seven rounds into his body on Sunday.

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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?

“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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