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Protecting our Precious Institutions

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Protecting our Precious Institutions  Are we prepared for intensifying racist attacks?

Published in BlackCommentator.com – April 18, 2019

 

News of the cowardly terrorist attack on the Highland Research and Education Center in New Market, TN hit me like a punch in the gut. A fire completely engulfed the administrative building which housed priceless historic documents and artifacts leaving in its wake unrecognizable charred remains. The racist symbol found at the scene is the same one on the recovered gun used by the white shooter in the New Zealand massacre. Read more

Voter victories in November must be defeated

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Published in the St. Louis American, April 11, 2019

Daily we see how Trump plows through our fragile American democracy – unaware or uncaring of the laws, principles, structures and protocols he tramples. While his destruction happens on a national and international stage for all to see, similar actions are also happening on the local and state levels by his Republican buddies. Under the Jeff City dome, lawmakers are doing their best to strip down the mandate of nearly 1.5 million Missouri voters.

To refresh your memories, Amendment 1 is a state constitution package that deals with lobbying limits, provides transparency in campaign finance and stops gerrymandering. Prop B raises the minimum wage to $12 by 2023. Read more