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Summary of Webinar for Democrats Abroad

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It was indeed a pleasure to serve as the speaker for the Democrats Abroad Women’s History Month webinar.  Three of the Democrats Abroad Caucuses—the Hispanic Caucus, Global Black Caucus and Women’s Caucus hosted the webinar.  Entitled “Black/Brown Power, Whiteness and Women:  The 2020 Election Challenge—Democrats, Be the Light! Save America! (…and the World!),” the webinar […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference in Chicago, February 15-18, 2018.  As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference!  I have been participating in and providing workshops for the conference since 2004.  I always make an effort to do whatever I can to support the organization.  (See USHLI […]

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America Celebrates the 1st Year Anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

This weekend on September 24, 2017, America is celebrating the first year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the NMAAHC is located on the National Mall and is the only national museum dedicated exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture. Lonnie […]

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The Tragic Demise of DACA: DREAMers Deferred

“What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes This week the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program, which provides temporary legal immigration status to individuals arriving in the US illegally as children. In a national press conference US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of DACA, stating that no new applicants will be accepted […]

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My Farewell to The Obamas

Categories: Opinion pieces

It was two days following the election of the first African American President of the United States of America. I was in Austin for a meeting with The University of Texas Department of History Visiting Committee. I woke up to check my email and opened a photo attachment… In total shock and disbelief I could […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention, Session on African American and Latino Relations Today!

This week I am attending the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention in DC. The CBC ALC is always my favorite convention of the year! The “Who’s Who” of Black America gathers in DC for the week to discuss policy, challenges that face our community and country, and, most of all, solutions; and I enjoy […]

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Top 12 Takeaways from the DNC 2016

Categories: Opinion pieces

The Democratic National Committee hosted a spectacular convention this year. Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Democratic National Convention occurred July 25-28, 2016. Similar to my experience with the Republican National Convention, although for different reasons, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the DNC proceedings. The entire program appealed to me, especially its captivating keynote speakers. There were […]

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TRUMPENSTEIN: The Origins of the Monster Republicans Created

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It is abundantly clear. The Republican Party has created a monster. They have “trumped up” a real life monster, one more terrifying and menacing than any that has appeared in frightening horror films or our wildest childhood imaginations: Trumpenstein! Who and what is Trumpenstein? Trumpenstein is a man-made creation, invented by shameful segments of the […]

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