Julianne Malveaux Invites You to a Watch Party on Black Economic History

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women, is inviting the nation to hold watch parties for her appearance on C-Span to discuss black economic history.   On Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 pm EST, Dr. Malveaux will be speaking at the Harlem Book Fair about her new book, “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts […]

Julianne Malveaux: The Flaws of Budget Brinksmanship on Capitol Hill

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women Exactly how long have we known that August 2 is the drop-dead date to increase the debt ceiling? If we don’t do it, our nation will precipitate an international crisis by defaulting on debt that dozens of other countries carry and by signaling that the […]

Dr. Julianne Malveaux: The Unemployment Race to the Bottom

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by Julianne Malveaux While a Department of Education program embraces “a race to the top”, our nation’s current stance toward our fourteen million officially unemployed people represents nothing less than a race to the bottom.  We are content to report, month after month, unemployment rates in excess of nine percent, to use questionable language to describe […]

Julianne Malveaux: People of Color Should Have a Stronger Voice with the IMF

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by Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women Part of me is delighted that France’s Finance Minister Christine Lagarde will replace the accused rapist Dominique Strauss-Kahn as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She will be the first woman to hold this position, and her background makes her a good pick for […]

Julianne Malveaux: China Leans Toward the Euro – What Does This Mean for the Dollar?

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China has more than $3 trillion in currency reserves, more than any other country in the world.  They’ve decided to use some of their reserves to invest in the euro, the currency of the European Union.  In putting money behind the euro, China says that despite the challenges posed by financial problems in Greece, despite worries that […]

Julianne Malveaux: The Conspiracy to Steal the 2012 Election

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Attorney Barbara Arnwine, leader of the DC based Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is on a mission. She wants to make sure that every citizen has the right to vote.  On its face, it seems like a retro mission, since the right to vote has long been established.  But one look at her Map of […]

Julianne Malveaux: Congressmen Focus on Sex, but Not Issues

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What do Congressional representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-Fla.), and Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) have in common?  Each of them has taken time to comment on the predicament of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, but none of them has mentioned the fact that the average unemployed person has now (as of May) been out of […]

Julianne Malveaux: Job Creation is Necessary for All Americans

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I consider myself something of a wordsmith, so I am always amazed in the work of others, especially when they are government bureaucrats. The most recent unemployment figures, which show the unemployment rate rising, and the pace of job creation slowing, are interesting and incisive.  The Employment Situation says that the unemployment rate is “essentially unchanged” as […]

Julianne Malveaux: History’s Hostages and the Paradox of Loyalty

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux. History belongs to she who holds the pen.  When the lion is writing, he ate.  When the prey is writing (but she didn’t survive) she was eaten but also offered a valiant fight.  We celebrate our holidays and milestones through the lens of those who won the war, not through the […]

Julianne Malveaux: Why We Must Raise the Debt Ceiling

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A recent Gallup poll found that 47 percent of all Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling.  Only 19 percent support raising the ceiling past its current $12.1 trillion dollar limit.  The remainder of us say we don’t know enough about the debt ceiling to have an opinion. That’s part of our problem.  More of us know about Arnold […]

Julianne Malveaux: Are Freedom Rider Seeds Bearing Fruit?

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Fifty years ago this month, the Freedom Rides began.   While the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in interstate commerce, including bus terminals, was illegal, the laws were not being enforced. Because the law failed to act, people of conscience, courage and determination acted instead.   Resistance to desegregation was such that those who got on busses risked […]

Julianne Malveaux: College Graduates Have More Debt than Before

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Shortly after I began my tenure at Bennett College for Women, the class of 2011 arrived on campus.  And on Saturday, May 7, Bennett’s first class to spend their entire four years with me as their President graduated.   Our graduation, like graduations around the nation (many HBCUs have graduations over the Mother’s Day weekend, perhaps in tribute […]