The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

December 11, 2015
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Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Let Another Crisis Go To Waste?

Faced with outrage against police violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must decide whether he will turn crisis into an opportunity for accountability and healing for his city. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is famous for “Rahm’s Rule” of political crises management: … Continue reading

November 2, 2015
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BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It

BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It The right-wing backlash against the #BlackLivesMatter movement has intensified in recent weeks. There are two primary reasons for this: (1) black Americans are telling the truth about their lives, and … Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates and changed the discourse.

July 8, 2015
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What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down

What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down South Carolina senate’s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after … Continue reading

May 18, 2015
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President Obama Moves To Stem Police Militarization

Nine months after police in Ferguson, Missouri donned riot gear, and met protestors with paramilitary weapons and equipment, the Obama administration has taken its first real steps towards halting police militarization. As the president prepared for a visit to Camden, … Continue reading

April 28, 2015
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Right-Wing Media

Right-Wing Media Blames Everyone But Police For Baltimore Unrest The right-wing response to stories of police violence and brutality against blacks, and black deaths at the hands of police, is becoming as predictable as the stories themselves. Only the names … Continue reading

April 22, 2015
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Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?

As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: “We don’t serve your kind here.” Last week, my husband and … Continue reading

April 1, 2015
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The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem

The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House … Continue reading