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Melinda Burrell 

Democracy now requires much more than voting.

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Student debt remains a stubborn obstacle that prevents Black Americans from securing financial stability

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Winslow Myers 

Because I find loyalty to the ex-President or to gun rights so mysterious, I would have welcomed some sort of dialogue with opposing views, though we all sensed it was a bridge too far. 

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Robert C. Koehler 

The constitutional originalists do what they must to keep ignorance viable, to keep us anchored to the certainties of the old days

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Glynda C. Carr 

Black women are nearly three times more likely to die during childbirth than white women and are more likely to face maternal health issues.

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Stacy Brown 

Former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again cry proved an easy between-the-lines moniker, but even that stood as a dog whistle – until now.

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Oscar H. Blayton 

Centuries of indoctrination have ingrained into the minds of white and Black Americans that any aspect of Africanness is negative.

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Ben Jealous 

Rising crime leaves communities feeling unsafe, however, police violence and killings of unarmed civilians demonstrate that pouring more money into more-of-the-same policing is not the answer.

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Chambliss defines Afrofuturism as an intersection of speculation and liberation that’s inspired by the concerns of people of African descent.

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Antoine M. Thompson  

Former NY state senator and Buffalo native knew many of the people killed

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