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“Jacob Blake is fighting for his life because law enforcement officers across the U.S. have not been held accountable for the shootings of black men and women. Thousands have been killed or injured without consequence, a dangerous precedent that has given law enforcement impunity rather than an indictment for the violence perpetrated against black and brown people”-  New York City Democratic Council Member Farah N. Louis, daughter of Haitian immigrants, speaks out in the wake of police shooting a black man last month in Wisconsin.

Staying Safe in Our New Virtual Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our way of life and how we go about our daily routines. For many, kitchen and dining room tables have become the new office, classroom or social meeting place. Virtual is the new reality, and while it allows us to continue to work, learn and socialize safely, it comes with its own unique set of challenges and dangers.

I’m Black and Support Gun Rights

I’d just moved into a beautiful, cozy home, a lovely two-bedroom with a massive backyard for the dog to waddle in the dirt, in Oildale — by far the shittiest part of Bakersfield, California.

Two members of the Black Panther Party are met by Police Lt. Ernest Holloway on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA on May 2, 1967. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

Kamala Harris Has Huge Responsibility to Speak up for Immigrants

A lot has been written about Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the Nov. 2020 presidential elections - from the fact that she is the first black woman ever selected for the post, to the fact that she is a daughter of first-generation immigrants from India and the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

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“What we see is worrisome”- Dr. Carissa Etienne, Dominican-born director of the Pan American Health Organization, warns about the severe health fallout from COVID-19

When the Dream Turns to a Never Ending Nightmare

They are fondly referred to as “Dreamers”, the young immigrants brought into the United States by their parents and who, after much lobbying, were able to obtain temporary legal immigration status under the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Trump looking to shatter the dream.
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