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Monday, April 19, 2021
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National News & Views

BLM Global Network Foundation endorses Medicare For All legislation

Ever closer to providing high quality and comprehensive healthcare available to every person, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation endorses Medicare for All Act of 2021 introduced by U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell.

The other deadly COVID prisons: Reservations and COVID-19

Another look at the U.S. government’s imperialist relentless crush of genocide against the Navaho Nation, and all First Nations, illuminates the extreme challenges set before the Navaho people to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of the government’s deliberate denial of resources and criminal neglect of the people.

Black farmers hail $5 billion in COVID relief to redress generations of racism

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explores fourth-generation Black farmer John Boyd’s 30-years-in-the-making victory of $5 billion COVID relief for Black farmers as part of the American Rescue Plan. Also addressed is the egregious historical USDA racial discrimination in lending, resulting in the crushing decline of Black farming with 90 percent of Black farmers’ land lost over the past century.

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The experience of the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought grueling challenges of anxiety, fear, pain, suffering and grief. It has also presented the necessity for accessibility equity across the nations in unity to honor the human right to affordable, high quality health care to prevent future pain of a crushing pandemic such as we are experiencing worldwide.

Democrats unveil ‘Build Green’ Infrastructure and Jobs Act

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development and Generating Renewable Energy to Electrify the Nation’s (Build Green) Infrastructure and Jobs Act is presented to deliver the transformational change demanded by the American people while ensuring that we build the green economy of the 21st century here at home with good-paying, union jobs.

Tellin’ stories about the FBI

A little “pretend” and fantasy now and then can be an entertaining diversion. However, rebuilding COINTELPRO, like modernizing slavery, by FBI Director Christopher Wray and friends Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Dick Durbin, et.al., is not an entertaining diversion – it’s a red flag, heads up, pay attention alert, which if ignored could find one in step with the SS/Stasi shuffle!

Congresswoman Lee, Sen. Sanders and colleagues introduce legislation to combat corporate greed and end...

Will Struggle for Greed ­– No More! The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act introduced on March 24, 2021 is built to close the obscene gap between greedy CEOs and the workers who make it possible, to tax corporations a fair share, with tax penalties against CEO/median worker ratio excesses, and the Treasury Department required to issue regulations to prevent tax avoidance.

Black workers lead union movement at Amazon

Again, the People rise to defend their humanity. Alabama continues to be the epicenter of the relentless drive of a collective energy and voice to reclaim the People’s rights as reality – the spotlight presently shining on the fight for workers’ right to unionize at the behemoth Amazon, and beyond.

Black Workers Matter! Nationwide protests supporting Amazon workers in Alabama from the Bay to...

The People rise against Goliath! Support Alabama Amazon Workers join in a united front across the country in protest on March 20, 2021, as a critical part of the struggle against racism and white supremacy, and to claim their right to unionize.

White rage

Digging deeper into our present reality, Oscar Blayton defines the path of the white leadership from the time of the Civil War and why they fought, to President Lyndon B Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the purpose behind that, to the treasonous assault on The U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 by the forces of burning white rage, which embers were ignited by the Civil War.

New COVID-19 vaccine resource honors skepticism among Black Americans

LaTroya Hester, without judgement or solicitation, honors the skepticism and lack of trust for many Black and Brown people about receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Here, she provides opportunities for people to dive deeper into the process and people who created the vaccines, a number of whom are Black people who played important leading roles. At the very least, more in-depth information is available.

Former cop’s deathbed confession reveals his role in assassinating Malcolm X

As we continue to mourn the brutal assassination of Malcolm X, Zayid Muhammad earnestly erases any doubt that the lies persist even with impunity from the deathbed, carefully designed to be revealed only after death, Wood's cowardly written words, perpetrator and agent of evil attempting to exonerate himself in his last breaths spewing lies. As Muhammad states: “It is an absolute insult to the intelligence of all of us.”

Prisoner advocates across the country call on DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke to address urgent...

Feb. 1, National Freedom Day, commemorates both the passage of the 13th Amendment and the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” including incarcerated human beings.

On the Brown Side: Insurrection, inauguration and rebirth

With hope, inspiration and love, one of San Francisco’s own jewels, Sydney Brown, shares from Washington her view of the possibilities to unfold as the newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris begin the process to serve all Americans.

Sydney Brown inauguration coverage Jan. 20, 2021

Reporter Sydney Brown at the Capital sits down in President Biden's favorite restaurant on Inauguration Day with Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno, Calif., to discuss the terrifying Jan. 6 attack on Congress and the inauguration.

Beyond medical racism: Medical malpractice and lack of professional courtesy are central to the...

Deep grief mingles with pure pain and rage at the preventable death of beloved Dr. Susan Moore as the hospital allowing the death of Dr. Moore released a statement that only acknowledged lapses in courtesy and their plan to address such with “trainings” – what we correctly know as code for ‘business as usual’ – dismissed.

Considering America’s racism, should I accept the COVID-19 immunization?

Now that two COVID-19 vaccines are available, some people are conflicted about being immunized creating muddy waters for the most vulnerable about safety, racism, conspiracies and efficacy. Retired physician Marc Sapir strives to bring clarity to the decision process many of us are experiencing.

U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn says Gov. Newsom must appoint Black woman to U.S. Senate

U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn publicly urges Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, saying a Black woman is essential to the Senate and that Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Karen Bass are excellent choices.

Women leaders on Sen. Harris replacement: ‘One is not enough, zero is unacceptable’

Gov. Gavin Newsom again has his feet to the fire to make the right choice, with predictable, understandable and for some, given the state of the country, no-brainer pressure to “Keep the Seat” by appointing a Black woman to the Senate seat soon-to-be-vacated by Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Organizing to win!

Barry Hermanson encourages advocates in the fight for good, affordable health care to embody the slogan “Don’t mourn. Organize!”, while acknowledging that winning is difficult, but not impossible. Hermanson also proclaims the reality of value in numbers – the more people engaged in the struggle, the greater the possibility of claiming the prize.