Because of the new voter suppression law passed by the Georgia state legislature, to boycott or not to boycott is the difficult question Georgia corporations, Georgia politicians, and Georgia citizens are now justifiably faced with. For some, the political consequences of the new law mean yes a Georgia boycott, for others the economic consequences of a boycott mean no Georgia boycott, but for all, whether to boycott or not to boycott should be based on what the consequences are for the future of Georgia’s democracy.

Major League Baseball (MLB) made a strong statement of support for the founding principle of…

Due to the knee-choking police murder of George Floyd, America is finally approaching the acknowledgment of American systemic racism. But before systemic racism can be eliminated, American White ignorance like that displayed recently by Bill Maher must be eliminated first!!!

Systemic racism or institutional racism is discrimination that occurs without human intervention. In other words, the system automatically produces discriminatory results based on race, gender, age, religion, sexual preference, or economic status without a person intervening and directing it to do so. …

Former President Barack Obama was wrong to wait until his 2nd term to attempt immigration reform. President Joe Biden is wrong now because he is attempting immigration reform too soon in his 1st term.

Barack Obama made the huge mistake of not attempting immigration reform during his 1st term as President when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. President Biden provided proof last week that he learned from Obama’s mistake, by launching his own attempt at immigration reform while Democrats are in control of both the House and Senate. …

Taxation without representation is beyond the shadow of a doubt the most compelling reason for Washington D.C. statehood, but in light of the Covid-19 virus and the January 6th, Capitol Hill insurrection is Washington D.C. statehood the most patriotic reason???

“No taxation without representation” not the more lofty idealistic democratic principle, “ all men are created equal and therefore are endowed with certain unalienable rights”, was the principle that literally triggered the founding of the greatest democracy in human history, America. In 1773 American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, rather than pay a tea tax imposed…

20/20 hindsight of the January 6th failed Capitol Hill riot/insurrection to change America from a democracy to a dictatorship revealed 2 steps America must take to preserve American democracy, step 1 happened last week when America inaugurated Joe Biden, step 2 is restoring news media trust which means implementing 3 changes to the news media landscape.

The 1stAmendment to the American Constitution gives all news media companies the legal tools it needs to provide transparency into American democracy, but to protect American democracy there must be news media trust. …

For the 1st time in American history Congresspersons and Senators have justification to impeach and remove from office the same President for a 2nd time. But unlike the 1st time when it was right to impeach Donald Trump this time it is wrong to impeach Trump, this time it is right to censure him and others.

The violent attempt to stop the peaceful transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, caused by a riotous mob overtaking the U.S. Capitol was both a low and high point for American democracy. It was a high point because the violent attempt…

Science has just unleashed the 1st defensive vaccine against the world’s most deadly virus pandemic since the 1918 flu pandemic. Unfortunately, American Blacks are the least likely to trust the Covid-19 virus vaccine, and even though American history is rife with examples of why American Blacks should be skeptical about any new vaccine, there are 3 reasons why American Blacks must trust and take the Covid-19 virus vaccine shot.

Only a slim majority, 53%, of American Blacks trust medical research scientists compared with 68% of American Whites and 67% of American Hispanics. The high distrust rate of medical science among…

The 2020 election will go down in history as unique in the way America responded to its results. Initially, for the first time in election history, spontaneous celebration gatherings broke out around America, followed by Republicans alleging massive voter fraud and Democrats alleging a massive assault on a citizen’s right to vote. In the midst of all of this, Democrats are overlooking and Republicans are disappointingly realizing the silver lining the 2020 election revealed, America officially has a new guardrail against racism!!!

On 1 hand last week’s national elections produced unity because everyone was surprised at the results and on the other hand the elections produced disunity. Democrats are walking around with smiling question marks, Republicans are walking around with sighs of relief, and every Democratic and Republican pollster is either hiding from fraud scam busters or calling 911 for protection, all because white fear continues to reign supreme in America!!!

The blue wave that Democrat and Republican pollsters predicted would produce new Democratic House seats, a change from Republican control to Democratic control of the Senate and many state legislatures throughout…

An act of retaliation to get even or to inflict injury in return for perceived mistreatment both describe one thing, REVENGE. Revenge is what Democrats must avoid at all costs if voters bless them on November 3rd with the hat trick of American governance, control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House. With all the lying, cheating, and political abuse President Trump and Republicans have inflicted on Democrats, what can Democrats do to resist the temptation of taking revenge disguised as reform???

If the political competition for the last 4 years between Democrats and Republicans were viewed in…

Isaac Newton Farris Jr

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is the nephew of Martin Luther King, Jr. and serves as Senior Fellow at the King Center.

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