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.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
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.
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.
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.
The Black vote matters and your vote is your voice.
When this article is published, there will be 5 days left in the election of 2020. As an American, decency and honesty is on the table, and Ex-Vice President Biden fits the bill as he gives us pride. In the last 4 years, there has been something fundamentally wrong with the leadership.