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Karen Bass’ election ushers in era of leadership, by Marc H. Morial

The National Urban League and the civil rights community have had few champions in Congress as tenacious and effective as Rep. Karen Bass of California.

’Tis the season for food justice, by Julianne Malveaux

Since early November, we’ve witnessed appeals to donate to food banks, food baskets and community food events.

Pelosi’s legacy is ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’, by Marc H. Morial

“History will note she is the most consequential Speaker of the House of Representatives in our history. There are countless examples of how she embod- ies the obligation of elected officials to uphold their oath to God and country to ...

Before the fall, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

I remember my mother and other accountable adults in our community teaching other children and me many important lessons of responsible citizenship.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses, by Candice Marie Benbow

When I moved to Atlanta in September of 2020, the first thing I did was register to vote.

Michael Moore got last laugh in midterm elections, by Clarence Page

When filmmaker-activist Michael Moore, a Democrat, went against the conventional wisdom that was expecting a Republican “red wave” sweeping the midterm elections, I feared he had become unmoored.

Your vote, your choice, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Our voting responsibilities ARE NOT finished! Our obligation to the ancestors requires us to engage in one more election this season. We must vote – with either our ballots or our contributions.

Election reflections and red puddles, by Julianne Malveaux

To let the pollsters tell it, Democrats were going to get a “drubbing” or a “shellacking” just like the one President Obama experienced in 2010 when Dems lost 63 Congressional seats and six Senate seats. In contrast, Democrats seem to ...

Elon Musk trying to figure out Twitter, by Clarence Page

After closing his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk still seemed to be trying to figure out what he had bought.

Democracy matters, even after elections, by Clarence Page

In his highly publicized speech on the perils facing American democracy as midterm Election Day approached, President Biden was largely preaching to the choir. The sermon needs to be preached, but is anybody listening?

Black excellence needed again in baseball, by David W. Marshall

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros competition in the recent 2022 World Series was the first time since 1950 that there was not a single American-born Black player on either team’s 26-person roster.

Race neutrality is anti-Blackness, by Julianne Malveaux

During this Supreme Court session, the justices will tackle affirmative action in two cases brought by “Students for Fair Admissions,” opposing affirmative action policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

Atwater ghost haunts midterm elections, by Marc H. Morial

“It is not new to see antisemitism or overt racism in politics. What is new is after years ... in which it was clear that to be credible in public life politicians had to reject prejudice, it’s now been normalized ...

Better wages for low-wage workers at tipping point, by Clarence Page

As our pre-pandemic way of life struggles to make a come- back—which I, for one, am rooting for it to do—one tradition that I greet with mixed emotions is my personal subsidy to low-wage workers. I’m talking about tipping.

‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

In this campaign season, I am reminded of the fable of the scorpion and the frog.

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