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On the eve of Pres. Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris’s inauguration, The RI North Star,
a blog edited by Greens in Rhode Island,
inaugurates their founding with a book talk about
American presidential history told from the perspective of Black America.
From the Preface: “This book is an effort to shed light on the truth….
To the extent that our leaders embody aspects of who we are as a people,
studying how each president has participated in our nation’s complicated
and often shameful treatment of black people is as good a place as any to start.”
“Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire
about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots
in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism.
Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear,
though we ignore her words at our own peril!”
— Cornel West, author of Race Matters
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Margaret Kimberley, a member of the Green Party of New York,
is an editor and columnist with Black Agenda Report and
serves on the Black Alliance for Peace Coordinating Committee.