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Monday, August 2, 2021
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National News & Views

National News & Views

Corporations committed $50 billion to Black communities: How it started, how it’s going

Keeping an eye on corporate-committed pledges to Black lives, Kia Croom virtually stears this new corporate philanthropy through a higher integrity to promulgate racial justice in deed as well as word.

Mighty acorns grow! BVHP environmental justice leaders meet with high-ranking EPA officials

Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai points out the mirror image emerging between the Flint water crisis and the public health emergency occurring in our own Hunter’s Point, Yosemite Slough and Treasure Island.

Rep. Barbara Lee marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, calling for reparations and...

Past Due. Immediate material reparations to survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre are essential to begin healing and repair for the intentional death and destruction caused.

Slavery, historic trauma and the critical need for reparations

The U.S. Reparations Debt to Afrikan, New Afrikan and Black People is past due and should be tendered immediately in all forms requested and known by humans to be essential to live a full, safe and healthy life.

Rome is Burning

Mistahi Corkill, a carpenter based in Ottowa, Canada, put together this video to an original song he wrote! Viva la revolución!

We can do this! A PSA from Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama says: We can do this!

Congresswoman Barbara Lee announces FEMA funeral assistance funding

The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Act brings a breath of relief to unbearable loss, sorrow and stress.

Derek Chauvin: This verdict is not about ‘justice’ or ‘accountability’

The “guilty” verdict was a crumb to pacify, to avoid the predictable uprising against a “not guilty” decision. Stay awake and continue to build the movement actualizing abolition.

If Medicare for All had been in force, hundreds of thousands killed by COVID...

Medicare For All could alter the U.S.’s “Wealthiest country in the world, where you have to be rich, employed and white to have access to healthcare” reputation.

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.

Big Pharma

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.