By

Polly C. Speak
The 2020 election for a new president is thoroughly underway, and this nation of ours has probably never had this varied a spectrum of candidates. Black, female candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, joins New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker in a group race containing savvy female contender Sen. Susan Warren, as well as outspoken Sens....
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Legislators in Alabama are trying to pass a “blue lives matter” bill that laughably ties gun-wielding cops to groups of historically-lynched and mistreated minorities and women. Alabama law currently states that “it is the right of every person, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability to be secure and protected...
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In an obvious effort to over-police women’s bodies, last week Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed SB2116, which prohibits abortion of an unborn individual after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, unless at risk of serious harm or death to the mother. A fetal heartbeat can begin as early as six weeks, which is before many...
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This right here is wild: Legislators in the Mississippi House just passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 596, which could endanger the entire nation. The resolution, which passed the Senate in February, is almost solely supported by Republicans and plops Mississippi into a growing puddle of states that support a re-write of the U.S. Constitution. The author...
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Anybody who has ever seen a picture of Mississippi Rep. Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, will immediately know his face. His peculiar facial hair is almost a warning, “As far as politics, go, this man gets excited about precisely all the wrong things.” Back in January, Rep. Smith and his mustache submitted HB 991 to the Ways and...
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Mississippi is coming for your refund, and there seems to be no easy way to stop it. Legislators have already sent a bill to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this month allowing county and municipal governments to direct the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish part or all of your state tax refund for certain debts,...
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School is back in session! Even if you don’t have children, you can look at any social media platform and get all in your feelings, like KeKe, watching proud parents and loved ones send their children off to school in new clothes and kicks. Some of the kiddos even hold signs to let you know...
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You got the light, count it all joy / You got the right to be mad / But when you carry it alone you find it only getting in the way. Solange, “Mad” Last week was an exciting week. If you didn’t at least lurk, we hosted our first TweetUp/Twitter Chat. We had conversation with...
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From the terror of 17 students killed by a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida, to #WakandaForever and the beautifully themed outfits worn  during the “Black Panther” premiere weekend, this week has had some of the lowest lows and highest highs in my world. Trying to manage the cosmic shift...
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“Nobody pray for me / Even a day for me”  Kendrick Lamar Happy Black History Month! The month reserved for celebrating the great accomplishments of Black people in America throughout the country’s history. (Come through Black Panther) – It’s also when people from other races ask why there isn’t a white history month and why...
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