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Adam Lynch
White Mississippi leaders are digging their heels in on refusing to expand Medicaid in the state, despite the resulting financial fallout and health problems. With a mountain of evidence favoring expansion critics are beginning to look past the opposition’s illogic and seeing something else in all the stubbornness. Some detect the specter of racism.  “I can’t speak to these political leaders or their motivation (for refusing to expand Medicaid)...
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Those financial benefits are precisely why Black community leaders keep invitations open to potential polluters. The money is still good, despite coming at a cost to African American neighbors. The U.S. Census reports the city of Gloster is more than 80 percent Black. More than half the town’s residents also live below the poverty line. Drax...
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Part of The Lighthouse’s celebration of its fifth birthday includes celebrating Black women, and this summer there were four glorious women who swung them knuckles and put some folks in their place. This includes … U.S. Rep Ayanna Pressley, who got up in President Joe Biden’s DOJ for trying to bring back the death penalty....
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An article the Lighthouse produced on Haiti’s recent travails took an unexpected turn last month. Our focus had begun with the damage of colorism in Haiti, but it could not possibly stay a “Haitian story,” not with all the similarities and parallels between the little island nation and the U.S. For starters, multiple sources we’d...
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Most white people in the U.S. lazily tuck African-Americans away into one category: the Black one. There’s some variation within that “Blackness” but it’s mostly limited to “black,” “blacker,” “scary black,” “less black,” and “high maintenance.” You’re lucky to get that much from white people because most of them are too busy shouting “I don’t...
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President Joe Biden recently met with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to try to hash together a deal on financing a massive rebuild of the nation’s ailing infrastructure, but time is running out for Biden and Democrats to overcome Republican efforts to tank a bipartisan deal. Critics say the GOP is hoping to sink the...
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