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The leaders and members of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. will be honoring Michael K. Williams on Sunday, Sept. 19 at our 37th Annual Awards Ceremony.

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The deaths of 13 brave U.S. service members; abandonment of billions of dollars of military equipment, and hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan, have all exposed the incompetence and ineptitude of President Joe Biden — globally.

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On the day that Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser (D) announced a 32-count indictment in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year Black man from Aurora, it was a day that almost didn’t happen.

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No matter where you reside, some cities, counties and election districts in your state are probably preparing for “off-year” elections.

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MONROE, La. — Graphic body camera video kept secret for more than two years shows a Louisiana State Police trooper pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — an attack the trooper defended as “pain compliance.”

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Gentrification is the hot buzz word that the billionaire developers use for urban renewal. Essentially, they come into old, dilapidated neighborhoods in the cities, and they level the communities to the ground, then they transfer them into a moderate technological showplace, with all the bel…

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Today, in our city of Daytona Beach, we are at serious crossroads in education, religion, community, politics, and business. Even though we have Blacks in “skin color” in perceived positions of authority, we have no real economic or political power. Everybody that is Black in skin color does…

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There’s no doubt that events like the recent earthquake in Haiti and its associated devastation and loss of life, and the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban occupy center-stage in the minds of many. 

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I have spent most of my professional life researching, serving and studying Black two-and four-year colleges and universities. As a proud and distinguished 1966 graduate of Lincoln University in Missouri, my educational experiences were nurturing, stimulating, and enlightening.

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Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone into work or commercial sex through force, fraud, or coercion. It is illegal everywhere but happens every day in big cities and small towns across the United States.

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Before I begin this week’s column, I want to acknowledge the many Gantt Report readers that have contacted me recently to inquire why sometimes the column is not published.

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A famous New York Yankees baseball manager once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” This is what seems to be occurring with the now-dominant and more deadly COVID-19 variant, the delta virus.

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Our nation is home to an estimated 56.6 million K-12 students, each unique and deserving of an education that unlocks their passions, inspires curiosity and enables them to live a fulfilling life of purpose.

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Today is a wonderful day. I’m wondering who you think your “leader” is.

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“Building a fair, representative democracy is how we achieve long-term advances on issues from employment to education, from health care to housing, and from civil rights to criminal justice. It’s how we count every vote – and make every vote count. It is how we advance equality, opportunity…

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Foreign perpetrators seeking to divide Americans, disrupt and destroy democracy have teamed with nationalists and supremacists to use social media posts to discourage African Americans from taking lifesaving coronavirus vaccinations.

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Sitting in my eighth-grade classroom, I stealthily check my email, hoping for news updates from The New York Times or CNN about the heightened COVID-19 crisis in India, my country of origin.

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When you are supreme, you make wise thoughtful eternal decisions, because the consequences of poor judgments have serious moral disastrous consequences for a democratic society.

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We cannot delude ourselves. The struggle is upon us, and we must prepare for “good trouble,” as John Lewis put it, because peace is not so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.

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Almost all the so-called American Negro leaders are suddenly talking about the importance of voting and the need to stop voter suppression.

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It is unclear what the U.S. should do about Haiti. It has an obligation to try to help, but it’s possible that not much can be done. The stability of the nation-state arose from a particular set of historical and technological circumstances that may or may not continue.

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American democracy in 2021 is being challenged by a conservative Republican Party, and a conservative Supreme Court. According to author and reporter of the Guardian, Robert Reich, “American democracy is fighting for its life, and the Republicans don’t care.”

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I hope Gantt Report readers enjoyed the Juneteenth and July 4th holidays. I hope my people did more than eat, drink and act happy!

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Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester, N.Y. Excerpts appear below. To read the entire text, go to www.flcourier.com.

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The more we know about the true histories of the world, including Black history, the better equipped we are to defend all people against the ravages of racial bias and injustice that are propped up by white meritocracy, white supremacy and white privilege.

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This call for a new Freedom Summer is directed primarily towards to a new generation of high school and college- age Americans, urging them to accept the challenge of assuming the mantel of their courageous activist predecessors.