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Governor Can and Should Stop Predatory Lending in Illinois with the Stroke of His Pen

If we want to build economic stability in communities that have been devastated by the deadly COVID pandemic and its destructive economic wake, we must first shore up protections against practices that strip the meager wealth of those very communities. That’s why I call on Governor Pritzker to swiftly sign SB 1792, the Predatory Loan …

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A TIME FOR SANKOFA

People all across America watched as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a post-impeachment speech after Donald Trump was acquitted. The vote was 57–43, falling short of the 2/3 majority that was needed, which means that Donald Trump has, once again, escaped consequences for outrageous behavior. Most likely, quite a few people did a double …

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THE HEROES WITHIN US

Each February in schools across the nation, pictures of well-known Black historical figures are mounted on bulletin boards in commemoration of Black History Month. These figures are presented to young American minds as Black heroes to be noted during the shortest month of the year, and then tucked away for the next 11 months. As …

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President Biden’s Racial Equity Initiative: Moving Marginalized Communities Toward America’s Bounty

On January 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation toward the long-promised, but never realized, pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new Administration will take meaningful and corrective actions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was directed to take steps necessary to …

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BLACK HISTORY AND BLACK GENIUS

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It started out as Negro History Week celebrated the second week in February, …

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THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY

The Republican Party, sometimes also referred to as the GOP (“Grand Old Party”), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Along with its main historic rival, the Democratic Party. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. Which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. The party supported classical liberalism, opposed the …

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