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Trump's reintroduction of Reagan era restrictions is a terrifying sign of things to come, says Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

During a recent interview with The La Crosse Tribune, Donald Trump expressed this belief that “economically,” the 1700s and early 1800s were a good time for America. The GOP presidential nominee also explained his affinity for the Reagan years. The La Crosse Tribune reported: Trump, whose campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again!” said he […]

According to reports, 84-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was recently hospitalized for an infection. Tutu, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has battled with health issues for years. He was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday. Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, one of his children, said the family hopes he will return home soon. In […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ UCLA saga has finally come to an end. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to file assault charges against the hip-hop mogul. Combs was arrested on June 22 after a confrontation with a UCLA football coach escalated and turned physical. According to reports, he allegedly swung a kettle ball at […]

Two weeks ago when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that no charges would be brought against the Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson, he did something that many elected officials do to quell the community — invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a common tactic used to remind […]

After a public records request from The Washington Post, the city of Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday evening released the actual, unredacted racist emails sent by the city’s former court clerk and two former Ferguson police officers. Predictably, they are as awful as expected. SEE ALSO: Ferguson Police Chief Resigns After Scathing DOJ Report The Washington […]

On Wednesday, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed something that I already known to be true thanks to years of experience and access to cable television: a ridiculous amount of people choose to be willfully ignorant. In this context, it comes in the form of a third of voters professing President Barack Obama to be the worst […]

Former President Ronald Reagan made it his mission to vilify welfare and he did it at the expense of Black women living in poverty. His shtick about a “welfare queen” has become a part of this nation’s political lore. Journalists couldn’t find her. Liberals claimed that she didn’t exist. But she did. According to an in-depth […]

The three largest mental health providers in the nation are the following jails: Cook County in Illinois, Los Angeles County and Rikers Island in New York. It didn’t have to be this way and it’s not as if past political leaders haven’t tried. This week, USA Today took a look at the Community Mental Health Act,  the last piece […]

Being a college student at the time, I clearly remember when Nancy Reagan and the conservative wave in national government helped usher in the nation’s War on Drugs in the 1980s. Television news images of drug busts, large and small, along with the wholesale arrests and stiffer sentencing for anyone even suspected of drug involvement […]

Finally admitting to a fact that hundreds of thousands of profiled, disenfranchised Black and Brown men across the United States — and their families — have known for decades, former President Bill Clinton has revealed in a new Sam Branson documentary, “Breaking the Taboo,” that the so called War on Drugs did not work. Politico […]