Assemblyman Charles Barron

Assemblyman Charles Barron

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Assembly Member Charles Barron demands vote on Reparations Bill A3080A

On Friday, July 2, NYS Assembly Member Charles Barron and NYC Council Member Inez D. Barron held a Reparations Rally and Press Conference at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, to demand a vote on Reparations Bill A3080A in the New York State legislature.

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Coronavirus ravaging the Black community because of capitalism and ‘domestic colonialism’

Black people are dying at higher rates than others during this coronavirus pandemic. In Chicago, 68%-70% of the deaths are Black people.

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Trump’s bombing of Iran: ‘Wag the dog’ and American imperialism!

The  “wag the dog” term means to distract attention away from a political scandal, often through military action.

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Democratic Party wins political control but don’t dance yet

Black people in New York State and across the country are expected to celebrate because the Democratic Party overtook the Republican Party in the New York State Senate and in the United States House of Representatives, but I am here to warn you, don’t dance yet.

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Race and the City Council speaker race

Will the next New York City Council speaker be Black?

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Brooklyn assemblyman raises the question on why are there nuclear weapons

“The United States does not have the moral authority to speak out against North Korea’s nuclear weapons when they remain silent about Israel’s nuclear weapons,” Assemblyman Charles Barron stated in an email to the AmNews.

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Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement hurts Africa and the planet!

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by 196 countries in 2015 threatens to devastate struggling developing nations in Africa, developing nations throughout the world and the entire planet.

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Shelters and jails, de Blasio’s new homes for us!

Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office talking about a “tale of two cities,” one white and wealthy, and the other Black, Brown and poor.

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Why I didn’t vote for ‘The Big Ugly’ (the state budget)!

The New York State Budget is infamously and traditionally called “The Big Ugly” because it has so many “ugly” moving parts to it and the good parts are either watered down or underfunded.

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Obamacare was bad! Trumpcare is worse!

The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was bad. Although it did ensure millions of Americans, it also left millions uninsured.

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Black liberalism ain’t cutting it!

In 1967 Dr. King said, “The majority of [Black] political leaders … are still selected by white leadership, elevated to positions, supplied with resources and inevitably subjected to white control.

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Dr. King on Black Power, revolution and Black politicians

White America and the white media, for their comfort, have “frozen Dr. King in history” at his “I Have a Dream” speech and call for integration in 1963.

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‘All politics is local’—New Yorkers stress need for real Black Agenda 2017

“All politics is local” is a popular refrain among activists, politicos and casual observers alike. That being said, with 2017 looming and a possibly challenging Donald Trump presidency on the January horizon, Black New Yorkers are gathering in rooms large and small to discuss what they think the Black Agenda 2017 must be.

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Fighting Trump with local power politics

Hey Black leaders, don’t join the Donald Trump Black gravy train line, trying to secure funding for yourself and your pet programs.

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Long live the spirit of Fidel Castro!

I was truly saddened to learn of the passing of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Obama, free our political prisoners!

As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.

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Presidential politics: Democracy or hypocrisy?

Did you know that you never voted for the president in your life? You can’t vote for president. The president is voted in by the electoral college.

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Charles Barron: Why I spoke out at Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address

Assemblyman Charles Barron opens up on speaking out during the governor's State of the State address.