Sunday, January 24, 2021

WHERE HAVE THE JOBS GONE?

By Julianne Malveaux Have you ever seen a pig dance a jig? I don’t mean to be rude, but the one-minute press conference that the current President called to celebrate the stock market clearing the 30,000 mark was the equivalent of a pig dancing a jig. He had been under...
By Vernon A. Williams Blacks are in a state of political euphoria and well they should be; another four disastrous years of the most racist presidency in modern history has been averted. That would have been a plague comparable to coronavirus. Even six weeks before taking office, Black Lives Matter and...
By Julianne Malveaux Voters between 18 and 29 made history in the 2020 election. According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, or CIRCLE , at least 52 percent of them, and perhaps as many as 55 percent, voted. That turnout is at least ten percentage points higher than...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow As the country watched in amazement while President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris solidified their lead in the historic 2020 election with record voter turnout, there was a new demographic represented – a woman of color who will be...
By Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver A month ago I shared with a member of Greater Mt. Nebo Afri­can Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, the church I’m privileged to pastor, that I would be leaving soon for a two-week visit to Rwan­da, to visit friends and pastoral col­leagues. To me it...
By Julianne Malveaux The right Reverend Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Martin Luther King’s church, is running for the United States Senate from Georgia.  Warnock is a man of God, a humble man, with one of these both booming and melodious voices that pulls us...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry Alford III At humble, our top priority is everyone’s health and hugging the ones closest to us. COVID-19, the economic downturn, and the racial reckoning in this country directly impacted our team and loved ones in our network. Additionally, businesses, big and small, are going through...
CRL Calls for Fair Housing, Black Business Assistance and More By Charlene Crowell The tumultuous 2020 Presidential Election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is. For Black America, the financial ravages of the year...
By Vernon A. Williams Nobody saw 2020 coming. No­body. It started with a beloved Hall of Fame athlete dying in a helicop­ter accident with his teenage daugh­ter and others, and it went down badly from there. But with all that went wrong, if you’re reading this column, you’re still...
By Julianne Malveaux President-elect Joe Biden has included working toward racial equity in his administration’s agenda. They outline how he will expand opportunities for Black folk and other people of color. Specifically, his Build Back Better document includes a 20-page report titled, The Biden Plan to Build Back Better by Advancing...