The plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer exposes the hate for women in power

This week 13 men were arrested on federal or state charges for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Fortunately for Gov. Whitmer and the rest of us, these guys weren’t necessarily professional in their approach. They got caught because they shared their crazy ideas on social media. Then they started making plans with people…

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Trump paid no taxes in 10 of the last 15 years? Not surprised.

“That makes me smart.” That’s what then-candidate Donald Trump said during a presidential debate in which Hillary Clinton accused him of not paying taxes. Back then it was almost funny. It was Trump being Trump, because nobody, including Trump, believed he would actually win. But now he’s the president, he’s responsible for running the government…

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The charges in the Breonna Taylor case don’t add up

Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But no one, including Hankison, has been charged with killing her. That is not justice, and in my view, there should be no peace. Hankison faces up to five years on each count…

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Mad at Trump’s third SCOTUS pick? Vote, because elections have consequences.

Elections have consequences. Remember that next time somebody says your vote doesn’t count. Because here’s the reality. Donald Trump won in 2016 when nobody thought he would, including tens of thousands of people who stayed home on Election Day. Well, here’s what staying home cost you. Two-hundred thousand Americans dead from coronavirus. Countless Black people…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not be replaced before the election

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, and I pray she’ll rest in peace. But her death means there’s a vacancy on the court. The question is who will fill it, and when? Why does it matter? It matters because Ginsburg was in favor of Black rights, women’s rights, and human rights. And now…

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Solomon on CNN talking Trump, s—hole countries, and the Democratic response

Praise 107.9 FM host Solomon appeared on CNN with Brooke Baldwin to talk about Trump’s assertion that African countries, Haiti and El Salvador are s—hole countries. Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, to censure Trump for his remarks.   Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and…

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If you’re not active against Trump, you’re part of the problem

I’m concerned that our president is only now being denounced as a racist. It’s not that Donald Trump doesn’t deserve that label. It’s just that those currently criticizing Trump’s racist tendencies have spent too much time in denial. We should not have needed numerous sources accusing Trump of calling African countries shitholes to determine he…

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