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Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85 billion in Biden stimulus plan – a down payment on reviving American cities

Congress now has control over what kind of commute – good, bad, awful – workers returning to offices in the U.S. will have. President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, released in March 2021, includes US$85 billion for city transit agencies to improve their systems by purchasing new buses and train cars and maintaining subway stations …

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Ghanaian President Visits Switzerland and Sets The Tone for Europe

In the past few years, Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has advocated for a new relationship between Africa and the West. Over the preceding decades, African countries have developed relations with Western nations, where the West supplies aid. However, this has left these countries such as Ghana under the whims of the policy of …

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A New America – How Biden Plans to Fix Our Biggest Problems

Historically speaking, in times of great economic and societal stress, governments are often able to pass sweeping progressive legislation to revamp the country’s system. In the case of the United States, one can see this effect most prominently in FDR’s presidency, where the Great Depression gave him political power that allowed him to push sweeping …

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OUR PATH FORWARD TO ADVANCE RACIAL EQUITY

By Brian Lamb Brian Lamb is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2020 was one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history for Black Americans. We saw numerous reminders that systemic racism brings devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through Black communities across …

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Historic Confirmation of African American Secretary of Defense

On January 21st, Congress approved a waiver for the Biden Administration to allow retired General Lloyd Austin to be a candidate for Defense Secretary. Days after, General Austin was approved as Defense Secretary and head of the Pentagon, becoming the first African American Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearings, it was clear that General …

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Victory in Georgia and how it is a Victory for America…

After the November 3rd Election, Jon Ossoff (D), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) and Senator David Perdue (R) were all cast into a runoff election. This result gave Democrats hope that they could win the Senate. But, in a state that has historically remained red since the late 1990s such an outcome …

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POLITICAL AMERICA – 2020

 “In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, only consequences”,  wrote Robert Ingersoll, the 19th century political thinker, who could have been describing our 2020 national elections.         Campaign rhetoric has displayed our bitter partisanship eroding into  destructive polarization in which each side charges opponents with not only error and hostility but with fraud, evil …

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R.B.G. – Our Superstar – Is Gone !

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg – our nation’s leading advocate of “equality under law” – has died, and her loss will be widely felt.     Her impassioned and compelling judicial opinions – and dissents – which fought for (and advanced)  gender equality and rights for the disabled, and against stereotypic prejudices of all types, were landmarks …

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