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Cliff Albright

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Cliff Albright is a writer, political consultant and occasional instructor of African American Studies at several colleges/universities. He co-hosts a weekly talk show, Just Peace, on WRFG 89.3 FM. Facebook.com/justpeacewrfg

To be Black and Female In America Is to be Routinely and Systematically Devalued

Earlier this week, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was asked to comment on substantive remarks by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. He chose to use the opportunity to insult her appearance. Later the same day, White House...

Trump’s Attack on Affordable Housing

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump had the audacity to appeal to Black voters by asking the question, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Now, roughly two months into his presidency, at...

Trickle-Down Health Care: 24 Million People Will Lose Coverage

Last week, after eight years of criticizing Obamacare without ever offering an alternative, and after voting to repeal Obamacare more than 60 times, congressional Republicans finally released their plan to replace Obamacare. It’s called...

Why is Alabama the Only State Allowed to Impose the Death Penalty Despite Jury’s...

Most people in the United States believe that the death penalty is a sentence imposed by 12 members of a jury. Some may be surprised to learn that in one state, and only one...

The Idea That Social Pathology Explains Issues In Black Communities Is Set for Rebirth...

For decades, there has been a public discussion about the extent to which social problems in the Black community are a direct result of "deficiencies" within Black culture. Some racist scientists have even gone...

Betsy DeVos’ Educational Experiments on Black Children In Michigan Should Worry Us All

On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education by the narrowest of margins in a historic event the Vice President was called to the Senate to cast the tiebreaking vote to confirm...

How Trump Has Created a Constitutional Crisis and What Black History Teaches Us About...

Ever since Donald Trump issued an executive order on Friday January 27, that banned refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, pundits and commentators have discussed and written about many issues. Is it...

Trump’s ‘Law & Order’ State Will Provide No Relief for Black People Against Police...

Last week, the district attorney's office in Los Angeles announced that they will not prosecute two officers who shot and killed a young Black man, Ezell Ford, in 2014. A year after the shooting,...

Why Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies Are Deadly Serious

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Donald Trump tweeted his intent to launch a major investigation into voter fraud, "including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and ... even, those registered...

Who Is the Real Cory Booker?

Two weeks ago, Sen. Cory Booker made history when he testified at the confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions, nominated by Trump to become the country's next Attorney General.  In doing so, Booker became...

The Truth About Dr. King and Economic Empowerment

"For we know now that it isn't enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn't have enough money...

Trump and the Republicans Have Already Begun to Dismantle Obama’s Legacy

While many progressives and others are either still in shock about the presidential election results or still arguing with Trump supporters (or other progressives) about what went wrong during the election, Trump and the...

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