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MIA: The Black Men Who Ought to Have Shown Up for Donna Edwards

Posted at Apr 26, 2016 5:03 PM By Michelle D. Bernard Before the fractious Maryland Democratic primary battle between Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen ended in defeat for Edwards on Tuesday night, it laid bare the depth of America’s problems with race and gender. If Edwards had been a white male, the campaign would have […]

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Why Are We Arresting Mothers for “Stealing” a Public Education?

August 04, 2015 by Michelle D. Bernard contributors@the74million.org MichelleBernard Michelle D. Bernard is a columnist for The Seventy Four, where she also serves as a member of the journalism advisory board. She is president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Talking Points Jailed for “stealing” a public education? @MichelleBernard […]

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How Senate Republicans’ Stalling Loretta Lynch Paves the Way for Hillary Clinton

By: Michelle D. Bernard Posted: April 13 2015 2:56 PM Today is Monday, April 13, 2015. Unlike any other humdrum, “I wish every week were a three-day holiday” Monday, this Monday might be forever remembered as one of the most politically and culturally important days in the history of the United States. As a result […]

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The Huffington Post: Single Mothers Are Not Responsible for a Decline in Newspaper Sales

Single motherhood inevitably leads to a cornucopia of stereotypes about single mothers whether African-American, Hispanic or white as “baby mamas” destroying America’s virtue. All of the stereotypes are tiresome and the latest, single mothers as the blame for the decline in newspaper sales, is just plain stupid.

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The Washington Post’s She the People: Congress cannot ignore violence against women in Syria

As Congress debates U.S. involvement in Syria it should take into account the plight of women, whose rights are systematically quashed and who have been subjected to violence during the war.

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The Washington Post’s She the People: Jamaican immigrants reflect on America’s promise on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Despite the flagrant racism against blacks in America , 50 years ago, the author’s parents and thousands of people of color from around the world, chose to migrate to the United States.

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The Washington Post’s She the People: Ted Cruz shows tea party has no interest in restoring Voting Rights Act

Could it be that it might be easier to win elections by restricting the vote of communities of color?

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The Washington Post’s She The People: The George Zimmerman case: Women will now decide

Ask mothers of black boys about the shooting death of Trayvon Benjamin Martin and you will learn what they believe to be a self-evident truth.

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The Washington Post’s She The People: Rachel Jeantel Proves that this July 4th, Jim Crow Lives

The treatment of a prosecution witness in the George Zimmerman murder trial and the reasoning of the US Supreme Court in striking down the heart of the Voting Rights Act make clear that America has a race problem.

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