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Opinion
Biden’s first-100-days challenge: Transitioning to a more inclusive economy
The tumultuous 2020 presidential election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is. 
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Biden aide outlines public education goals of incoming administration
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News
Biden aide outlines public education goals of incoming administration
The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will invest billions of dollars in public education to close achievement gaps, modernize school buildings and support schools with high concentrations of low-income students, campaign policy director Stef Feldman told the Education Writers Association in an interview last week.
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‘A return to decency’: Reactions to Biden win
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Local News
‘A return to decency’: Reactions to Biden win
Local elected officials and civic leaders interviewed by the Banner expressed optimism that the incoming administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help alleviate the divisive dynamics that have come to characterize American politics and civic life over the last four years and rebuild confidence in the country’s democracy.
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Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
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Editorial
Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
Blacks turned out for Biden in massive numbers in November. This solid vote was critical in many states, and Trump was able to tally only 71 million votes, primarily from disgruntled whites.
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Opinion
Why Trump keeps beating Joe over the head with the crime bill
The challenge then is not to hold Biden’s feet to the fire for a policy from the past that’s had and has bad consequences for the present. But to hold him feet to the flame to deliver on her pledge to push for meaningful criminal justice system reforms, and programs and initiatives to aid the urban poor once in the White House.
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
President Donald Trump, despite a continuing history of divisive rhetoric, improbably anointed himself a champion of African Americans in the final debate, seeking to put a dent in his opponent’s overwhelming advantage among Black voters.
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Opinion
Trump and Biden’s debates will be good theater, but not much more
Biden or Trump will win the White House if voters really feel that one can better handle the country’s economic and domestic mess than the other. That won’t come from a presidential debate.
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Unleash the power of the Black vote
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Editorial
Unleash the power of the Black vote
Past election results indicate that Black women have reliably voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidate for president. This time, Black men must vote en masse and not be conned or misled. The incumbent is an enemy, posing as a friend.
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Opinion
Why vice presidents matter
For both Biden and Trump, the single biggest asset that a VP pick brings to the table is that he or she can turn on more voters than their potential boss can or has turned off no matter what part of the country they hail from, their gender or their rank in the party.
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Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
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Editorial
Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
Blacks have long voted as a bloc in support of Democratic presidential candidates. Now is not the time to abandon that strategy.
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