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U.S. Lawmakers Must Cancel Student Debt to Reduce Inequality, Stimulate Economy

The Biden administration is planning to put student-loan debt on a “final” hold until Jan. 31, 2022. This is not enough for many people in the United States who are saddled with student-loan debt. Numerous inequalities occurred as a result of the global pandemic—educational disadvantages of rural and inner-city school districts, dietary inequities, racial inequity and lack of health-care access.

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The Troubling Past of Forced Sterilization of Black Women and Girls in Mississippi and the South

Much like the North Carolina legislators, those in Mississippi based their arguments on claims about who is fit to have children, specifically those on government assistance. Rep. Walter Meek of Eupora, Miss., said that “the State of Mississippi is subsidizing illegitimacy through welfare payments, and that the moral structure has completely broken down in some segments of society.” 

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Support American Workers and Kids: Expand Child Tax Credit Permanently

As part of the American Rescue Plan passed in March, the Biden Administration increased the Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and middle-income workers. We are going to see millions of lives improved over the next year because of these changes, only to be erased when these provisions expire in 2022. We cannot let that happen. We must make these provisions permanent.

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The Vestiges of Jim Crow and the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a state-funded spy agency charged with resisting integration and civil-rights activity, actively surveilled these civil rights activists and allowed law enforcement agencies to openly violate their constitutional rights in Jim Crow Mississippi. Those were dangerous times that still affect my family today. 

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Black Buying Power Could Transform the Climate Movement

If Americans take full advantage of the Biden-Harris climate plan for clean-energy investment, our country can embrace a clean electricity standard and begin to advance environmental justice and infrastructure stability in Black and Brown neighborhoods, one charging station and electric vehicle at a time.

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