What happens after the protests end?

When the cameras leave and the idea of black people "mattering" falls back to the bottom of everyone's priority list­­, the real work starts.

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Reporter April Ryan explains the real reason Trump is obsessed with re-opening America

What do celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson, Suze Orman, Valerie Jarret and Iyanla Vanzant have in common? Well, they're stuck at home like the rest of us, and they've all been featured on April Ryan's new Instagram Live show, "Covid Conversations." Many know Ryan from her work as a CNN political analyst and her role as a White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks. While she's stuck at home and unable to go to the White House, she started her own show Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on her Instagram. No lights and no stage — just Ryan at her desk with her phone.

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Trump's tremendous, totally real favorite books list

The former and currently most missed president in American history, Barack Obama recently shared his picks for his favorite books of 2019 on social media.

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Meghan McCain needs a lesson in empathy after her latest ugly rant

Season 23 of "The View" opened with a rhetorical bang this week when conservative co-host Meghan McCain, a zealous supporter of Second Amendment rights, said she could not live in a world without firearms.

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Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham proves that MAGA is a reward program for mediocre white people

Initially I wrestled with the notion that poor white people love Donald Trump, along with the so-called hard-working Americans of the white middle class. Strangely, they seem to see themselves in him.

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Firing NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner's death is not justice

The reaction to the termination of now-former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, the five years it took to see him fired after his chokehold led to Eric Garner's death, and how he was pampered in the meantime by the system that nurtured and coddled his hate, combined with our nation's problems with policing in general, is more proof that black people don’t really matter in America.

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Reagan was a crook and a racist -- and my community always knew that

Ronald Reagan has always been known as a crook and a racist in my community.

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What does Memorial Day mean to a country where one percent serve in the military?

Since the late 1860s it has been our national custom to set aside one day of the year, Memorial Day, to honor soldiers whose lives were sacrificed on behalf of our country. Yet, the rest of the year as a nation, we largely ignore the grinding daily sacrifice of the soldiers that are living.

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Trump's white male supporters may lose their food stamps

President Trump is planning on cutting The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which will take food out of the mouths of his most loyal supporters — white men.

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Here's your 2018 'no thanks' list — from Kanye West to the Trump family

I'm not sure where 2018 went, but it’s already November and Thanksgiving is officially here. My white friends are probably somewhere prepping casserole dishes — research has taught me that only white people eat or use the word casserole — while my black friends are slam dunking neck bones into bucket-sized pots of collard greens and every other dish they're cooking in preparation for glorious dinners full of family, friends, fun and food. But before we get too full and too thankful, we should all stop and share the things we are not thankful for this year, so our nights can be spent basking in positivity instead. I’ll go first.

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Trayvon Martin’s parents discuss TV documentary: 'Nobody is being held accountable' for racist violence

Imagine you have a teenage son. He’s smart, funny and you can see your face when he smiles. You guys have the same nose and giggle, so similar that even a stranger would be able to tell that he inherited that from you. Your son is cool and well liked, but he’s also a teenager, meaning he sometimes does the goofy things that teenagers do like joke around on social media or get suspended from school, just like you did before you buckled down as you entered adulthood.

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Sarah Sanders got what she deserves

Last Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, her husband and some acquaintances were booted from the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. This was the decision of one of the restaurant's owners, Stephanie Wilkinson, who said, "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation.”

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Sarah Sanders got what she deserves

Last Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, her husband and some acquaintances were booted from the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. This was the decision of one of the restaurant's owners, Stephanie Wilkinson, who said, "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation.”

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