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Biden would benefit by picking a Black woman for VP — and so would America. 0

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence famously proclaimed that “all men are created equal” — but in reality, it meant only White men. The enslavement of Black people did not end until the close of the Civil War in 1865, and women weren’t granted the right to vote until 1920. Yet legalized voting discrimination against Black Americans […]

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Posted on: 08-5-2020
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To win presidency and majorities in Congress, Democrats should follow this battle plan. 0

Election Day on Nov. 3 is now only 100 days away, and many Democrats feel confident that it will end with a great victory for former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential race, a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, and a bigger Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. I’m not one of them. In […]

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Posted on: 07-27-2020
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Donna Brazile: Pass the Voting Rights Act and rename the Pettus Bridge to honor John Lewis 0

In Washington, there are two sentences that are said as if they were one sentence, said in one breath: “So and so died? Who’s replacing him?” No one will ask that about Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. He is irreplaceable. I first met John Lewis when I was only 23 years old and serving as […]

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Posted on: 07-18-2020
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Trump spews anger, hatred and false claims to divide Americans when he should be uniting us. 0

There were moments in President Trump’s Fourth of July speech that were eloquent, expressing patriotic sentiments that that could have been uttered by any previous president. But sadly, the speech also contained some of the harshest and most divisive partisan rhetoric delivered by any president in American history. In a discordant speech overflowing with anger and spewing […]

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Posted on: 07-8-2020
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Police brutality and racism must end – GOP and Dems must compromise to pass bill in Congress 0

Congressional Republicans and Democrats need to compromise to pass needed legislation to address the crisis of systemic racism and racist policing that has sparked protests around the nation. A month after a white Minneapolis police officer brutally murdered George Floyd – a handcuffed black man who was not resisting arrest – the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate are poised […]

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Posted on: 06-26-2020
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Don’t let online education turn into the next crisis that hits people of color hardest. 0

The coronavirus and the George Floyd killing showed that letting problems fester makes them much worse. Let’s not do the same with distance learning. When historians look back at 2020, they might see some important lessons about how problems become really big problems when left to fester.  First, COVID-19 shut down the American economy and […]

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Posted on: 06-11-2020
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Justice in Policing Act – what’s in this historic bill and why it must pass now. 0

Transparency! Accountability! Aren’t these virtues among the very least we should expect from the police in our country? In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other African-American men and women by current and former police, Democratic leaders in Washington Monday unveiled the Justice in Policing Act. To protect the safety and rights of all Americans, […]

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Posted on: 06-9-2020
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George Floyd aftermath – When will this end? 0

Just a week ago, newspapers all across our country listed the names on their front pages of thousands of Americans killed by COVID-19. More than 100,000 Americans have perished from the coronavirus. And, as I have repeatedly pointed out, nearly 23 percent of these deaths are African-Americans, even though we black people make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population. WHEN […]

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Posted on: 06-2-2020
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Trump falsely accuses Obama of ‘political scandal’ to distract us from his own many failures 0

President Trump recently concocted a new phrase to continue his absurd attacks and insults against President Barack Obama. I’m not even going to dignify the phrase by including it in this column. Suffice to say, without providing any facts (his usual method of operation), Trump accused his predecessor in the White House of “the greatest political scandal in […]

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Posted on: 05-22-2020
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Coronavirus and women — Jobs report highlights inequities. US must do this 0

Earlier this week we celebrated Mother’s Day. As someone who has fought for the rights of women, especially women of color, throughout my life, we have rejoiced with family and friends over how far women, including mothers, have come in our professional and personal lives, and also agonized over how far we still have to go. This […]

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Posted on: 05-14-2020
Posted in: Blog Post, News, Spin Cycle
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