Why didn’t America believe the Black women who accused R. Kelly?

When jurors found R. Kelly guilty of federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges, the verdict not only exposed Kelly’s own perversion, it also revealed much about our society. For decades, Kelly had faced allegations that he was a child molester. He was tried in 2008 on child pornography charges, but with his acquittal in that…

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Dear Congress: Pass police reform or prepare to be voted out

We can’t wait anymore. That’s what I thought about when I learned that there would be no deal on police reform between Democrats and Republicans.   The two sides had been talking for months about doing something to reign in the unchecked power of police. Something that would deal with the racism that makes Blacks…

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Kamala Harris must be the Black woman speaking up for the Haitians

As we watched the ugly images of white men on horseback wielding whips against unarmed Haitian migrants, many of us asked, “Where is Joe Biden?”     But then came the follow up question: “Where is Kamala Harris?”   Given that Harris is America’s first Black vice president, the question might be even more relevant,…

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A rally for injustice to take place in DC

The shadows of January 6th still linger. We see them on right wing news shows as commentators repeat the lies of Donald Trump. We hear them from state officials who want to run a phony election audit. And on Saturday, we’ll see it as thousands of people go to Washington to try to start more trouble.…

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