BLLJ: Should we hold our vote hostage?

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2020 is an election year and as the impact of the Coronavirus begins to unravel it is clear to see that Black Americans and Latinos are the hardest hit. This pandemic continues to highlight the growing disparities in those communities leaving many voters wondering if they should vote and will their vote even matter. Join Q in this discussion and watch the video and leave a comment – Do you think we should hold our vote hostage or not? Use #bllj when you leave a comment.

BLLJ: A conversation with Tony Diaz

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On the show today is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz as we discuss the ramifications of Coronavirus on the black and latino populations. We dive into the Harris County mask order that went into effect last week here in Houston, TX and we look at how Covid-19 has been weaponized to target the Democratic base.

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn an MFA from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He wrote the novel THE AZTEC LOVE GOD and is included in HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post Latino Voices, among others. He edited the textbook “The Mexican American Studies Toolkit”.