Tomorrow is Here

by Henry Louis Taylor, 2020 We are now in unchartered waters.  The world we knew yesterday no longer exists. The surreal is the new reality. This pandemic conjures up images of the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918.  It is way too early to compare COVID-19 to that tragedy, but already this pandemic has generated a

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We refuse to talk about how his failure to deliver major changes may have fed voter disaffection in 2016.

We refuse to talk about how his failure to deliver major changes may have fed voter disaffection in 2016. By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The sting of Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 still hangs heavy over the Democratic Party. There has yet to emerge a consensus understanding of the party’s failure to beat an opponent who almost

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Succeeding While Black

Michelle Obama’s new book reduces racial inequality to a matter of psychological impairment that can be overcome through grit and grin. This is a dangerous proposition. by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, 2019 Michelle Obama’s popularity is a remarkable political feat. Her ascent into the public spotlight, after all, began as a receptacle of rightwing misogynoir. From the

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