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The Irony of the Cuban, Venezuelan Support for El Trumpeto

In fiscal year 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, (US ICE), completed 1,208 removals of Cuban nationals back to Cuba. More than twice as many were deported in 2019, compared to 2018, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s own data. That was more than 10-fold from the end of the Obama administration.

What Does Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Mean to Black America?

President-Elect Joe Biden has created a new paradigm shift when he chose Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, to be the most powerful women in Washington. Biden assembled a powerful group of women starting with his campaign manager Jen O’Malley-Dillion to lead the charge to become the 46th president of the United States.

Black Voters and the Case for Biden-Harris

My 104-year-old grandmother, Mamie Bland Todd, fought for civil rights her entire life. Now she and I are fighting to protect Black people and communities threatened by President Donald Trump and the people he has put in positions of power. We are working hard to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Ben Jealous

The Girlfriend Experience

Wives do get their fair share of criticism, but is it justified? Well, the cockney slang for wife is, ‘trouble and strife,’ and some folks refer to them as the old ball and chain

A Huge Victory – and More Work to Do

After four exhausting years of President Donald Trump and four excruciating days of vote counting, the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday. Hallelujah!

Ben Jealous

Racism The Day After the 2020 Election is Over

When this article is published, it may be too early to declare a presidential winner in the race for the 2020 election. Or maybe it is very easy to declare a winner because the Democrats or the Republicans have won by such a large exceeding margin. It definitely matters, but systemic or institutional racism will still be a major challenge with very few solutions, and policies after the election.

Could America Learn a Covid-19 Lesson from Rwanda?

A month ago I shared with a member of Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, the church I’m privileged to pastor, that I would be leaving soon for a two-week visit to Rwanda, to visit friends and pastoral colleagues. To me it should have elicited no surprise as she knew that I had led groups to Rwanda since 2012, a country described as “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” owing to its incredible natural beauty.

With masks in tow, Dr. Jonathan Weaver (center) stands in Rwanda with Edouard Ndayisaba,CEO, DGrid Energy (left) and Dr. Jean Mfizi, an epidemiologist and deputy vice chancellor for public affairs, Adventist University of Central Africa.
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