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Politicking (/ˈpɑlətɪkɪn/)
Back in 1918, a previously unknown influenza crept over the world, infecting almost one-third of the planet’s human population. The world was a chaotic mess at the time, with several European nations and much of the Middle East at war. World War I was the planet’s first major-scale international conflict, and it had been going...
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    Trump-related record turnout among Black people last November has one political party panicking hard, so much so state legislatures run by white people are working to pass a rash of new voter exclusions and restrictions targeting African Americans, especially, it seems.* The state of Georgia passed the most odious example in March. Members...
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With the nation facing nearly 2  million migrants at the southern border, the Biden administration is working to process the biggest migrant surge in 20 years. The situation is making clear which officials have a trace of humanity and which ones don’t.  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), for example, revealed his moral vacuum to reporters this month. During...
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Precious Lord take my hand. Lead me on. Let me stand. I am tired. I am weak. I am worn.  As I sat in my bedroom feeling heavy with the news of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Fannie Lou Hamer singing “Precious Lord,” played on repeat in the background. In this recording, she recalls finding...
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  Black voters who came out in record numbers in November got a taste of what’s to come the very day Supreme Court Justice John Robert swore Joe Biden in as president during his inauguration. Mere hours after inaugural fireworks, Biden and his vice president, former California Sen. Kamala Harris, set upon issues concerning a...
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The U.S. could be on the verge of getting a brand-new state, complete with two new senators. And those two senators could help shape the Senate electorate for the foreseeable future.  “Incoming Senate leader Chuck Schumer, as well as (Georgia Senator-elect) Jon Ossoff and [then]. President-elect Joe Biden have said they support statehood for Puerto...
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The U.S. government this week still staggers after the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building. Thousands of Trump supporters, egged on by their outgoing president and U.S. politicians looking to undermine the nation’s democratic process, stormed the building, shattering doors and windows and vandalizing property. The mob delayed, but did not prevent, the certification of...
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In honor of Joe Biden winning his place as the United States’ 46th president of the United States (it maybe more apt to say Donald Trump lost?), The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects offers 46 reasons it was beyond time for <whispers> president Donald Trump to vacate the White House and Washington, D.C. (We don’t...
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While the rest of the nation is either exploding or breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the November election, the state of Georgia is gearing up for another round of political battle. Voters in that state had best get ready. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what’s coming yet,” said...
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Nina Taylor, 30, was a small business owner until March of this year. Her company, Gemstone Bakery – The Cake Bar, was a mobile cottage foods vendor supplying vegan and paleo options and catering to customers with certain food allergies. Before COVID-19 ruthlessly shut her down and cleaned out her bank account, Colorado Springs customers...
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