Racially-motivated killings appear to be at an all-time high (at least for this generation), police brutality is at an all-time high (or at least we can PROVE it more now thanks to cellphone video and social media) and mistrust/distrust of our elected and appointed leaders is at an all-time high as civil unrest and unlawfulness continues to spread across America.
What is democracy? The dictionary describes it as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. But what does that really mean?
Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Black man from the Deep South, delivered a speech in support of President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. His appearance, and what he said, was criticized by many Black Americans. Jones wrote an op-ed for CNN explaining why he chose to leave the Democratic party. Here are some excerpts from his letter.
Our "Forever First Lady" Michelle Obama did a TKO on President Donald Trump in her powerful speech for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She was poised and to the point while she laid out the case against Trump and the importance of, frankly, getting him out of office. Here are some of our favorite highlights from her speech:
When a leader demands "law and order" it is usually in a plea to reduce crime, get drugs and guns off the streets or increase police patrol in areas of need. It is NOT in the way that President Donald Trump has demanded it these days, with military force used against protesters in several incidents dancing disturbingly close to martial law.
California Sen. Kamala Harris has made history after former Vice President Joe Biden selected her to be his running mate in the 2020 election against President Donald Trump.
Just when we thought that President Donald Trump couldn't go further off the deep end with his bizarre statements, he -- like the Energizer Bunny -- just keeps going and going and going. Let's take the top three statements that flew out of his mouth over the last couple of weeks.
The word they use is "negotiating," but it is more fitting to flat out call it what it is --fighting -- as Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach a decision on what to do about unemployment benefits during this pandemic.
Racism is not "child's play," and President Donald Trump -- no matter how juvenile he acts -- is nothing to play with, nor is this election. But before we let you go about the business of your day (some blind to what is happening right before your eyes) we must take you through a walk in time to show you how ignorance of the past dooms you to ALLOW others to SNEAK a REPEAT on you.
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and co-chair of 'Black Voices for Trump,' has died at age 74 due to complications from COVID-19. Cain's death is a grim reminder that African Americans, regardless of social or financial status, are dying at a disproportionately higher rate than other races.