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Speak Out and Speak Up America! Separating Children from their Families is NOT American

I returned home Monday on a natural high, having enjoyed a delightful family reunion and a wonderful Father’s Day with family in East St. Louis. As soon as I entered my house, I turned on the television to catch up on the news. I watched and listened in horror. A child who had been separated […]

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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 Langston Hughes This week the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program, which provides temporary legal immigration status to individuals arriving in the US illegally as children.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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Top 12 Takeaways from the DNC 2016

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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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Top 10 Takeaways from the RNC 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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The Republican National Committee wrapped up its biggest event last week, having convened in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21, 2016. As I had imaged as well as predicted in my previous post, the Republican National Convention was “unlike any other that I have ever seen…unpredictable and full of unanticipated surprises.” Interestingly, there exists no one word […]

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Cleveland: The Circus is Coming to Town!

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! Cleveland, the circus is coming to town! “The Trump Vanity Circus” has finally made it to Cleveland, and it promises to be well worth the wait! The show is going to be full of delightful entertainment with its highly anticipated attractions along with the unpredictable surprises that always appear […]

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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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