Patrick Rosentiel favors a presidential election where every vote is valued and every voter feels valued. Do you? The current Electoral College process is a state-by-state “winner take all” process, where solid “red states” and solid “blue states” are largely ignored by candidates, favoring campaigns focusing on swing states where the votes are close enough […]
Clarence Lusane, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Howard University speaks with Jan Miasaki about the recent government take-over attempt at the Capitol building, escalating random attacks of African Americans in Washington, D.C., and the increasing boldness of white nationalist groups since Trump’s election and fiery rhetoric to his base supporters.
Violence is a central element of American history—and it’s often been used in the service of maintaining white supremacy. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow hosts a roundtable discussion with WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef and history professor Ashley Howard about their reactions to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, the existential […]
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Damita Brown (in exile)… UW-Madison’s Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Associate Professor of History in the Department of Afro-American Studies joins for the whole hour to talk about Slavery and it’s legacy, her book, “Dark Work: The Business of Slavery” and her current work, a new book, “Slavery to Suffrage: Black […]
Last week on Tuesday, January 5, Georgia held two major runoff elections for the history books, with Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock winning Senate seats that will put Democrats in the majority. Rev. Warnock is the first Black senator from Georgia, and Ossoff is the first Jewish senator from Georgia. At 33 years […]
On Friday, January 6th, the newly sworn-in 117th U.S. Congress undertook the normally ceremonial task of certifying the votes of the Electoral College for the 2020 Presidential Election. This year, however, was anything but normal. Hundreds of Republican representatives and senators were prepared to object to the certification. Earlier in the day, President Trump spoke […]