The Importance Of Consensus Building

Failed Violent Insurrection

On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building in an attempt to undermine the democratic process and keep their chosen candidate in power. They failed because consensus was not built in the right places to support what they wanted to do: overturn the election results. 70 million people voted for President Trump, and even though they did so at the expense of democratic norms, it still was not enough for them to maintain their grip on power.

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Blacks And Social Media

Social Media For Political Empowerment

Black people, like all other groups, have taken to social media. It is an essential way in which we communicate.

Like other groups, we use social media to socially connect with others, but what are some of the things we are socially connecting over: news, music, gossip, celebrity, conspiracy, activism? We are barely connecting over, if at all, efforts to form effective, political blocs.

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