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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, doctors, nurses and essential workers within the health care system have put their own lives at risk to care for others. Our collective gratitude goes out to each of them, and to all essential workers on the front lines of this global crisis.

“Support for the majority-vote plan reinforced the moderate segregationist position. It did not remove anyone's right to cast a ballot, but it was commonly regarded as hampering African Americans — the  stigmatized bloc voters — from making their votes count more effectively at the polls. In…

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Yes, that's right!  The 2020 Presidential election has not yet ended!Why do we say that?  Because the Georgia Senate runoff contest is still underway -- two seats are at stake and voters must make their voices heard!The runoff process can disenfranchise traditionally underrepresented communi…

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“We have to accept that foreign powers seize upon these divisions because they are real — because racism remains the United States’ Achilles’ heel. Indeed, it is, and always has been, a national security vulnerability — a fundamental and easily exploitable reality of American life that belie…

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There was a point in that messy first presidential debate when Black folks were spectators as three old white men — Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the moderator, Chris Wallace — talked about African Americans in a discussion of race in America from a White perspective. What was on full display …

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“The Supreme Court doesn’t have an army, and it has no power of the purse. Its power comes from the fact that the public accepts its decisions, even when it disagrees with them. The Supreme Court has of course always been a political institution, but if it’s going to retain its public legiti…

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On a typical October day, my evening might include late meetings at the office, dinner at a local restaurant with my husband, then catching up on the latest news. But, like many of you, the past six months have only offered occasional use of words like “typical” or “normal.” Our routines hav…

This week, the Republican National Convention convened and devolved into a series of scare tactics meant to rile up President Trump’s base and be so outrageous that the rest of the country looks away from his and other Republican officials’, like Governor Mike Parson’s, disastrous, bumbling,…