Category: Black History

What is happening and why?

February 3, 2021
Military policeman in Yangon, 2 FebruaryMyanmar hit headlines around the world on 1 February when its military seized control.The country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and members of her party were detained.Where is Myanmar?Myanmar, also known as Burma, is in South East Asia and neighbours Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China and India.It has a population of

Biden And Democrats Step On The Gas And Blow Past Republican Griping About COVID Relief Bill

February 2, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that with President Biden’s support, Democrats would use reconciliation to pass COVID relief. Video of Schumer: Schumer said: Schumer: “The details are going to be worked out as we go through the committee process, and we hope Republicans will join us, but we are not going to dilute

Been There, Done That (Not!) – BillMoyers.com

February 1, 2021
Vice President Richard M. Nixon listens as Senator John F. Kennedy talks during their televised presidential race debate. October 1960. (AP Photo)This post first appeared on TomDispatch Joe Biden’s got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you’d think I’d experienced it all when it

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto

February 1, 2021
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Rob Portman’s Announced Departure Exposes Myth Of The “Principled Republican”

January 31, 2021
We keep hearing about splits in the Republican ranks between those who have sold their souls to the extremist arm of the party loyal to Trumpism, embodying white supremacist and anti-democratic values, and those more traditional Republicans who insist on sharply differentiating the ideology of conservativism from Trumpism. The founders of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project

Black Man Featured in BET’s ‘Smoke’ Documentary Is Free After Trump Pardon | National News

January 30, 2021
A man who was sentenced to life in prison under the heavily-maligned “three strikes” rule in the 1994 crime bill has returned home to his family after being pardoned by former President Donald Trump. Corvain Cooper, who was featured last year in BET’s documentary Smoke: Marijuana + Black America, was arrested in 2013 in California

Capitol Police Boosting Security Around Lawmakers After The Capitol Insurrection

January 29, 2021
The Capitol Police is boosting security around lawmakers in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. Timothy P. Blodgett, the acting sergeant at arms, wrote that “Capitol Police will be stationed at area airports and Washington’s Union Station on busy travel days,” the outlet reported. Additionally, the

Frederick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant on Reconciliation and Its Pitfalls – BillMoyers.com

January 28, 2021
This post first appeared in the Muster: How the Past Informs the Future blog of The Journal of the Civil War Era. Speaking in New York City in 1878, Frederick Douglass had a warning for white northerners about how they remembered the Civil War. “Good, wise, and generous men at the North,” Douglass observed, “would

Police identify man shot to death while driving Rolls-Royce in Buckhead

January 27, 2021
Brandon Hamilton, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital after crashing the vehicle into a tree on Piedmont Road, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant.Investigators said Hamilton was driving in the Lindbergh area shortly before 3 a.m. At some point, a car pulled up alongside his vehicle, and someone inside it started shooting,

Tuesday Night Owls: Billionaires' gain$ since March could fund Biden's relief for working families

January 26, 2021
Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Chuck Collins at the Institute for Policy Studies reports—U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surpasses $1.1 Trillion Gain Since Mid-March: The $1.1 trillion wealth gain by 660 U.S. billionaires since March 2020 could pay for: All of the relief for working families contained

Biden did not, in fact, remove Trump’s ‘Diet Coke button’ from the Resolute Desk, White House clarifies

January 26, 2021
National ReviewSen. Sinema Opposes Eliminating the Filibuster, ‘Not Open to Changing Her Mind’Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) is “against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind,” according to a spokeswoman for the senator. The spokeswoman’s comments to the Washington Post come as the possibility of voting to end the Senate’s

Joe Biden Is Already Repairing The US Relationship With France

January 25, 2021
No more passive-aggressive handshakes of death for French President Emmanuel Macron, as Joe Biden is already working to rebuild the US relationship with France. The White House provided a readout of the Biden/Macron call to PoliticusUSA, “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen

Join the party for our sister, Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

January 24, 2021
There is no way to have a celebration without “Celebration,” so take it away, Kool & the Gang. We have some ideas about music Kamala likes—she has posted several playlists in the past, so today I’m sampling a few from one she posted for Black Music Month back in 2017, well before she ran for

GOP senators push for amendment to ban court-packing

January 23, 2021
A dozen Senate Republicans are trying to block one of progressives’ fondest goals — packing the US Supreme Court with liberal justices — with a new amendment to the Constitution. West Virginia Sen. Shelly Moore Capito and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio reintroduced a bill Friday that would decree a constitutional nine-justice limit to the Supreme

Schumer Won’t Start Trump’s Impeachment Trial Until After Biden’s Cabinet Is Confirmed

January 22, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer laid out his plan for Trump’s impeachment trial on Friday night, and it won’t start until after Biden gets his cabinet. CNN reported, “Under an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that Schumer announced Friday evening, the Senate would take up the ceremonial

Stacey Abrams Says There’s More Work To Be Done After She Helped Turn Georgia Blue | National

January 21, 2021
While Georgia’s Senatorial run-off races earlier this month were historic, it is unlikely that the state would have turned blue without the work of former Gubernatorial candidate-turned voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. Abrams’ Fair Fight organization and ground organizing effort helped register millions of people to vote in the southern state and elect Democrats Raphael

So Long, Farewell – BillMoyers.com

January 21, 2021
On January 20, 2017, Trump took the oath of office and gave his “American Carnage” speech describing America as a hellscape, and we were off to the races. Trump vowed he would smash norms and boundaries to “drain the swamp.” He filled positions in his administration with political operatives and appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner

Do Prophecies Point to the End of the USA by 2029? In a new book, Bob Thiel cites ancient prophecies and prophetic interpretations to provide the answer

January 20, 2021
Biden-Harris: Prophecies & Destruction Can America survive the next two presidential terms? GROVER BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) January 17, 2021 Is now not the time for a researched book about Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and prophecy? Will what the Biden-Harris Administration do really matter? Could the U.S.A. be gone by 2028 or 2029? Are there

Not a single person shows up for ‘Million Militia March,’ and state-capital protests fail badly too

January 18, 2021
The plans for the Washington march, coming on the heels of the January 6 insurrection attempt at the Capitol by the same crowd of violent far-right Trump supporters, were supposed to represent a kind of “Round 2” for their attempt to overturn the results of the November election by falsely claiming the vote was riddled

Amanda Gorman, Young, Black Poet, To Read At Biden Inauguration | National

January 17, 2021
Amanda Gorman, an award-winning Black female writer, is slated to become the youngest inaugural poet when she recites her work at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday (January 20). It’s not the first time the 22-year-old has broken barriers. In 2014, Gorman became the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and three years later

The World of the White House Falls to Pieces – BillMoyers.com

January 16, 2021
Two stories jump out at me tonight. The first is the question of why Trump seems so desperate to stay in a job he clearly has no interest in doing. Today, reporters caught sight of Michael J. Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, going into the White House. Lindell has been strong advocate of the idea

Capitol Attack Shows That Trump Is Basically The Leader Of A White Supremacist Terror Cell

January 15, 2021
MAGA loyalists on the dark corners of the internet – and even some members of Congress – claim that left-wing activists, not Trump supporters, orchestrated last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. But new reporting shows that the mob that descended on D.C. on Jan. 6 was filled with pro-Trump white supremacists, many of whom

Sen. Cotton: Post-presidential impeachment trial unconstitutional

January 14, 2021
President Trump’s impeachment trial can’t be held once he’s out of office — because it’s unconstitutional, according to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton. The Republican lawmaker issued a statement Wednesday shortly after the House voted to impeach Trump for a second time — and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there’s no chance the impeachment trial

Insurrection Timeline – First the Coup and Then the Cover-Up

January 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A police officers in riot gear is seen on the U.S. Capitol as protesters enter the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

Critics warn against new domestic terror laws being used against legit protest

January 11, 2021
“There are already plenty of tools at the government’s disposal to crack down on far-right insurrection,” The Week’s Ryan Cooper wrote in a column on Sunday. The problem, Cooper argued, is not a lack of laws but rather a deficiency of will from “police departments and security agencies [that] are composed largely of conservative Republicans, and not a

Women Overcame the Toxic Masculinity that Defined the Trump Presidency. Then It Was Displayed Anew. – BillMoyers.com

January 11, 2021
The president’s tenure started with a massive march by women, who then channeled that activist energy into the democratic process. (PHOTO BY MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES)Originally published by The 19th On Tuesday, Black women defended democracy, organizing thousands of Georgians as coronavirus and voter suppression raged anew in the state to pull off a pair of

Punish Everyone Involved In Trump’s Seditious Conspiracy Against The U.S.

January 10, 2021
One consequence of any failed coup attempt is being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In many nations that means summary execution by a firing squad. But this is America and anyone remotely connected to Wednesday’s attack on the American government must be severely punished as an enemy combatant attempting to subvert the government

FBI Asks Public For Help To Find Terrorists Who Stormed The U.S. Capitol | National News

January 8, 2021
On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was taken over by Trump supporters with MAGA signs, Confederate flags and even firearms. Now the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department are asking for help to identify the terrorists who laid siege to the Congressional headquarters. According to CBS, acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said at Jan.

Climate Journalism to Match the Crisis – BillMoyers.com

January 7, 2021
Photo by Louis Reed on UnsplashHumanity begins 2021 with a real chance to pull back from the brink of climate catastrophe. The odds get even better if Democrats win both Georgia run-off elections and take control of the US Senate. (At the time of writing, some outlets had reported a victory for Democratic candidate Jon

Politics & Poetry, a new podcast about the nexus of politics and poetry has launched

January 6, 2021
Politics and Poetry Logo “Our mission is to uncover the power unleashed in the synergy of politics and poetry.” Lexi Hunter, Co-Host, Politics and Poetry. ATLANTA (PRWEB) January 05, 2021 First-time producers, Lisa Campbell, Ron Campbell, Lexi Hunter, and Haley Lunski are thrilled to announce the launch of the premier episode of Politics &