Tag: Julianne Malveaux

Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

| February 9, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

| February 2, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In the United States of America, we love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great; we are wonderful; we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have […]

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What we can learn from the Black Panther Party today

What we can learn from the Black Panther Party today

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a stolen car, and Officer Johnson claimed that he feared for his life, so he shot. The Sept. 27, 1966 slaying was too much for […]

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Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and more. […]

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2016 presidential election exposed America’s racist, sexist patriarchy for world to see

2016 presidential election exposed America’s racist, sexist patriarchy for world to see

| November 20, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which racism and […]

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Trumpo won election, but white supremacy won’t win forever

Trumpo won election, but white supremacy won’t win forever

| November 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Contributor) I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win. The only disagreement among my circle was how big the Hillary rout would be. I thought she’d get at least 300 electoral college votes, and hoped that she’d thump Trump by getting as […]

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Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

| October 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on Sept. 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average worker. Incomes are up a whopping 5.2 percent between […]

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