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We ring the bell for freedom, democracy and majority rule. We sound the clarion call for freedom fighters as we urge Floridians to reach out to Mr. Ben Frazier and the Northside Coalition [of Jacksonville] and pledge support to a campaign to make Governor Ron DeSantis accountable.

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Most learned and studious people in the United States have heard about how angry White people gathered in cities like Tulsa, Okla., in 1921 and in Rosewood, Fla., in 1923 to rob, lynch and attempt to murder Black men, women, children and babies.

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To the majority of African Americans, the gathering of white supremacist and white nationalist insurrectionists in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021 was neither the beginning nor the end of opposition to democracy and American law.

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Well, here we are again, the last few weeks of the year. Those weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays.”

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African Americans in the Peach State are now celebrating because their political hero, Stacey Abrams, has stepped up to the political plate and announced her plan to run for governor in the next gubernatorial election.

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In the civil rights movement we were constantly reminded to keep our eyes on the prize. What’s the prize? Equality of opportunity and results, which requires equity in every facet of our lives — education, housing, home ownership, job training, employment, political access and especially in …

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After more than 50 years, the Minority Business Development Agency has been made permanent, its director has been elevated to Under Secretary of Commerce, and new tools and authority will allow the agency to address the longstanding economic inequities that face our nation’s 9 million busine…

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Not a day goes by that I don’t get a text or three from the Democratic National Committee asking for contributions.

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My oldest child once told me that every adult in a relationship is either a pimp or a whore.

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When dealing with Veterans Day in this country, it’s very important for serious Black folks to commemorate Nat Turner, one of our most heroic warriors in the battle against white supremacy/racism.

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As this country moves towards a critical election year, it’s time for Black folks to pay closer attention to the guidance of two twentieth century master teachers whom many of us claim to be supporters.

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On the night of Jan. 8, 1811, a mixed-race man named Charles Deslondes led a group of people in an attack on a plantation owner in lower Louisiana that became the largest uprising of enslaved people in American history, and the first that required the intervention of the U.S. Army.

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I’ve been writing editorial and opinion columns for most of my life. My writing longevity has endured because I’m smart enough to know to stay away from writing about “hair” and “religion.”

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The January 6 insurrection that saw armed protestors storm the United States Capitol building was not about a stolen election, it was not an act of patriotism, and it was not conducted to protect democracy.

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Just across the Potomac River, my neighbors in Virginia to the south are facing such an election. It is the gubernatorial election between former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate, Glen Youngkin.

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Is freedom of speech evaporating from the world of comedy? We hear a familiar mantra whenever someone like Dave Chappelle comes under fire: You can’t joke about anything anymore. PC police. Cancel culture. People are too sensitive.

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The Jan 6 insurrection that saw armed protestors storm the United States Capitol building was not about a stolen election, it was not an act of patriotism, and it was not conducted to protect democracy.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have changed the college landscape and have provided a significant return on investment.

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In 2009, I was nominated to be the 16th supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. While I had already served three years heading one of the military’s 11 combatant commands — U.S. Southern Command, focused on Latin America — this new job would be jumping into the de…

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Members of The Mary McLeod Bethune National Alumni Association, formerly known as the National Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman College, are proud of our service to our alma mater.

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No matter where you are in the world, you probably have heard of a Black man or woman who has been described as an “activist.” You might not know them because they are not likely to hang out, socialize or mess around.

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