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NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability
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NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability

The NYC City Council recently announced it will introduce a legislative package of 11 bills and one resolution aimed at reforming the New York City Police Department, that will be considered at a series of hearings in February.    This package is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order in June directing New York […]

Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History
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Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History

Learning and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Microsoft understands this fact and has created The Legacy Project, which strives to lead the world in re-envisioning Black History’s narrative to potlight outstanding accomplishments that African Americans have made in the past but are continuing to make right now. This is the first of its kind. […]

A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America
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A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America

We are at a transformational shift to a new era of gender equality in the United States, with feminist women holding some of the most consequential levers of power.  Kamala Harris, a Black woman of South Asian descent, is the first woman vice president; for the first time in U.S. history, President Joe Biden has […]

Inauguration Day 2021: What's Next? Former  Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts
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Inauguration Day 2021: What’s Next? Former Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts

Spencer Critchley served as a Democratic campaign adviser for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns, often working alongside President-Elect Joe Biden. So he knows a thing or two about presidential transitions. The author of “Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable and What Happens Next,” Critchley has studied the historical context dating back to the […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are now experiencing the coming to the surface of a triple prong sickness that has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning. That is the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism.” –– Martin Luther King Jr. Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN

New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right -- 'Ku Klux Klan: An American Story'
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New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right — ‘Ku Klux Klan: An American Story’

Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” MagellanTV is now showcasing a new documentary, “Ku Klux Klan: An American Story,” and providing it free of charge to anyone who wants to watch it on the MagellanTV platform—through the end of January 2021. Why is MagellanTV highlighting such […]

Commentary: Now Is Not The Time To Be Speechless
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Commentary: Now Is Not The Time To Be Speechless

Speechless. Yet, there is so much to say. The Capital of the United States was stormed and attacked by people who have for the past four years proclaimed to be the “real” Americans. Really? Real Americans do what the British did in 1814, when the enemy forces came against our country’s former leaders and burned […]

How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country
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How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country

Now that America has voted in Joe Biden, who will be the oldest president ever in the U.S., and Kamala Harris, who will be the first woman—and of color—as vice president, what message is Biden’s team sending by nominating 74-year-old Janet Yellin for U.S. treasury secretary and 68-year-old Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations? With a clear stand […]

REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK HONORED BLACK CULTURAL INFLUENCERS AT 11TH ANNUAL TRIUMPH AWARDS
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REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK HONORED BLACK CULTURAL INFLUENCERS AT 11TH ANNUAL TRIUMPH AWARDS

On Monday, December 7, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organization National Action Network (NAN) hosted the 11th annual Triumph Awards to shine a light on leaders using their platforms to further the needs and values of Black communities in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and racial justice climate in America. […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Brownsville Community In Fight Against Environmental Racism
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Brownsville Community In Fight Against Environmental Racism

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel (CD-41), Councilmember Inez Barron (CD42), Assemblymember N. Nick Perry (AD-58), Assemblymember Charles Barron (AD-60), Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (SD-20), Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), and Congresswoman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) in denouncing the MRI pipeline project. “Thank you, Mayor de Blasio, […]

'The Nation' Launches 'System Check,' A New Podcast With Melissa Harris-Perry And Dorian Warren
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‘The Nation’ Launches ‘System Check,’ A New Podcast With Melissa Harris-Perry And Dorian Warren

Progressive politics and culture news source The Nation has launched “System Check,” a new podcast focused on uncovering the “harmful systems” operating under the cloak of U.S. democracy. It is co-hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren. The show, which debuted in late Oct., brings “common sense to political commentary, turn down the frenzy and […]

A Call To Action: Police Reform
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A Call To Action: Police Reform

Rep. Adriano Espaillat Honors the Life of Former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins on the House Floor
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Rep. Adriano Espaillat Honors the Life of Former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins on the House Floor

On Dec. 3, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) remembered the life and legacy of former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins on the U.S. House floor. Here is what Espaillat said. “I rise today to honor the life of a great New Yorker. Words truly cannot express my thoughts and heartfelt sorrow following the passing […]

A Wrinkle In Our Times
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A Wrinkle In Our Times

When I was in third grade, back when the ’90s was finding its groove as perhaps our greatest cultural decade, I found myself, one school day, perusing through an assortment of books. I was never a big reader. I blame that on a rare eye condition and the isolation I felt when reading, but I […]

‘The Nation’ Launches ‘System Check,’ A New Podcast With Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
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‘The Nation’ Launches ‘System Check,’ A New Podcast With Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren

The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture, has announced the launch of System Check, a new 10-episode podcast uncovering the harmful systems operating under the hood of US democracy. Bridging from Election Day to Inauguration Day, cohosts Melissa Harris-Perry(@MHarrisPerry) and Dorian Warren (@dorianwarren) will bring common sense to political commentary, turn down the frenzy and tune into the leaders and […]