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United States Rep. Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.), recently introduced a bill to slow the school-to-prison pipeline plaguing minority students, particularly in the South. Pressley’s PUSHOUT Act (Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-Based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma) follows a documentary released by filmmaker Dr. Monique W. Morris, PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,...
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Regardless of how you view former Democratic Presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) record on police body cams and legal marijuana, a fierce and intelligent Black woman had to bow out of the presidential race last month. It should also be noted two money-choked, white, male billionaires continued to cruise along in the...
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The U.S. Congress now has more minorities and women serving in it than at any point in its past, arguably thanks to a divisive, racist and sexist president. This month, those women took a stand against the U.S. war machine. On Jan. 3, President Donald Trump arbitrarily assassinated the appointed official of a legitimate foreign...
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White Americans generally think U.S. democracy is tough and durable. Groups whose vote protection has only been legally enforced within the last 6 decades, however, know better. Observant politicos know that real democracy is a delicate thing that breaks like a glass hammer, if you don’t protect it. And all over the world, right now,...
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Last week, the nice lady who lets me do research for The Lighthouse (that would be Natalie) asked me to put into writing how it was that I “handle being the only white person in the room.” My first reaction was to wonder why the question was even necessary.“Mixing easily with non-whites should be effortless...
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El suelo de Mississippi es oscuro y rico, como su historia. La agricultura representa más de un tercio de las exportaciones del estado. Sin embargo, 1 de cada 4 niños de Misisipi no sabe de dónde vendrá su próxima comida y gran parte del estado rural vive en un perpetuo déficit alimentario. Se informó en...
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Republican state Rep. Robert Foster gave social media a glimpse of American Sharia this month when he refused to allow a reporter access to his campaign during the height of the campaign season. The crime? Being a woman. Foster, a Tea Party gubernatorial candidate known for calling “anyone who votes Dem[ocrat] in 2018 … either...
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Mientras los legisladores blancos y masculinos de Estados Unidos hacen todo lo posible para reducir a las jóvenes víctimas de violación a bienes muebles, restringiendo el acceso al aborto y otorgando a sus violadores el derecho de custodia, el hecho es que los hombres -aquí y en el extranjero- consideran la planificación familiar y el derecho de la mujer a la autonomía corporal como una necesidad. Consideremos una opinión compartida...
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In 2013, the conservative Supreme Court hamstrung the Voting Rights Act by destroying preclearance and removing authoritarian Southern states from a federal watch list. Practically the very next day, Southern legislatures could not wait to ratchet up their war on minority vote participation. Tennessee Republicans are apparently still squealing with delight. This session, they’re acting...
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Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) from “Full House” done got indicted and turned herself in, y’all. If you’ve been keeping up with the news recently, a gang (🤨) of celebrities have gotten arrested for a scam that many of us wouldn’t have ever fathomed was possible, let alone had enough money to engage in the pay-for-play...
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