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YBF POLITICS: Sen. Chris Coons Talks Faith, Black Women, Defunding The Police & Proves Being Both A Divinity Expert AND Lawyer Is The Ultimate Cheat Code

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Black women are often regarded as the backbone of the Democratic party, the family, protests, and hell, everything else.  But, how are we re-paid for our emotional, mental and physical labor when we save everyone else? 

 

Natasha sits down with a powerful voice in the Democratic party - U.S. Senator Chris Coons - to talk about how he has incorporated black women into his life and political arena that has had a reciprocal benefit to them, his faith, defunding the police and more.

 

It's no secret that recent politics have provided the backdrop for the ultimate divide - arguably the biggest divide in modern history - amongst U.S. citizens and beyond. But just when we were starting to feel that feeling of hopelessness (because, really, one can only take so much of unfounded and flat out false conspiracy theories becoming ACTUAL platforms and talking points), a politician (yes, of all people) was there to restore it again.

Natasha sits down with Sen. Chris Coons, the esteemed divinity expert-lawyer-dad joke haver-husband-son of Delaware who is known to bridge more divides than others create, for the latest installment of YBF POLITICS. And MUCH is discussed.

After filling Presidential nominee Joe Biden's Senate seat back in 2010 as a virtually unknown candidate (that should tell you something right there), he's been winning over his constituents and the rest of the country with his ability to get REAL WORK done. He can reach across the aisle to get Republicans to sign on to his more progressive legislation (this is IMPERATIVE) while being uber clear on not compromising the end goal - making laws to create and protect fair housing, fair business & lending practices for black owners, black people's & black women's health disparities, economics and more.

 

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<p>It's no secret that recent politics have provided the backdrop for the ultimate divide - arguably the biggest divide in modern history - amongst U.S. citizens and beyond.  But just when we were starting to feel that feeling of hopelessness (because, really, one can only take so much of unfounded and flat out false conspiracy theories becoming ACTUAL platforms and talking points), a politician (yes, of all people) was there to restore it again. <br />
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Natasha sits down with <a href="https://coons.senate.gov/"><strong>Sen. Chris Coons</strong></a>, the esteemed divinity expert-lawyer-dad joke haver-husband-son of Delaware who is known to bridge more divides than others create, for the latest installment of <a href="http://instagram.com/ybfpolitics"><strong>YBF POLITICS</strong></a>.  And MUCH is discussed. <br />
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After filling Presidential nominee Joe Biden's Senate seat back in 2010 as a virtually unknown candidate (that should tell you something right there), he's been winning over his constituents and the rest of the country with his ability to get REAL WORK done.  He can reach across the aisle to get Republicans to sign on to his more progressive legislation (this is IMPERATIVE) while being uber clear on not compromising the end goal - making laws to create and protect fair housing, fair business &amp; lending practices for black owners, black people's &amp; black women's health disparities, economics and more. <br />
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The discussion evolved into why he’s pro-police reform, and it’s def worth a listen. Subscribe to The YBF Podcast everywhere you get your podcasts and watch the full episode on our YouTube channel (YouTube.com/YBFchic).</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ybfpolitics/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> YBF POLITICS</a> (@ybfpolitics) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2020-09-09T18:28:49+00:00">Sep 9, 2020 at 11:28am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote>
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He's most definitely not your stereotypical religious figure. He holds both a J.D. from Yale Law and a masters degree in ethics from Yale Divinity School. It's a tricky combo, for sure.  But being fully educated in both of these lanes (as opposed to just regurgitating false religious talking points to defend misogyny and racism like many Evangelists) makes him someone we want on our team.  When it comes to expressing what many would deem &quot;progressive beliefs&quot;, he easily communicates why being <a href="https://theybf.com/2019/06/16/taking-a-stand-tiffany-haddish-cancels-shows-in-atlanta-over-gas-anti-abortion-laws"><strong>pro-choice </strong></a>(in both women's health and religion), <a href="https://theybf.com/2020/06/10/protesters-petition-to-defund-the-police-but-what-does-that-mean-find-out"><strong>pro police reform </strong></a>and anti-racist is right in line with religious freedom.  He gets it. <a href="https://www.theybf.com/2020/06/30/black-experts-say-stress-caused-by-racism-is-lethal-to-black-people%E2%80%99s-health-why-%E2%80%98self-pr"><strong>He also gets the physical and mental toll social issues like racism take on black women in particular</strong></a>. And he's a voice we need in the U.S. Senate as one of the &quot;adults in the room&quot;.&nbsp; He's also WELL aware of the needs and opinions of millennials and even Gen Z. <br />
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The sometimes surprisingly hilarious discussion covers mentorship, <a href="https://theybf.com/2020/05/27/very-tense-protests-break-out-police-tear-gas-people-in-minnesota-after-4-white-cops-fire"><strong>protests</strong></a>, faith, <a href="https://theybf.com/2020/08/10/9-people-test-positive-for-covid-19-at-georgia-high-school-that-went-viral-goes-virtual-s">Covid</a>, the importance of Democrats gaining control of the Senate and more.  Get into the discussion now!</p>
<p><a href="https://chriscoons.com/  "><strong>Learn more about Sen. Coon's work and also donate to his campaign.</strong></a><br />
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Register to vote NOW.  Vote November 3rd, or vote by mail NOW according to your state's guidelines.  <a href="http://iwillvote.org"><strong>CLICK HERE FOR ALL VOTING INFO.</strong></a></p>
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<p><strong>Subscribe to The YBF Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts</strong><strong> and <a href="http://youtube.com/ybfchic">our Youtube channel</a>!</strong></p>He's most definitely not your stereotypical religious figure. He holds both a J.D. from Yale Law and a masters degree in ethics from Yale Divinity School. It's a tricky combo, for sure. But being fully educated in both of these lanes (as opposed to just regurgitating false religious talking points to defend misogyny and racism like many Evangelists) makes him someone we want on our team. When it comes to expressing what many would deem "progressive beliefs", he easily communicates why being pro-choice (in both women's health and religion), pro police reform and anti-racist is right in line with religious freedom. He gets it. He also gets the physical and mental toll social issues like racism take on black women in particular. And he's a voice we need in the U.S. Senate as one of the "adults in the room".  He's also WELL aware of the needs and opinions of millennials and even Gen Z.

The sometimes surprisingly hilarious discussion covers mentorship, protests, faith, Covid, the importance of Democrats gaining control of the Senate and more. Get into the discussion now!

 

Learn more about Sen. Coon's work and also donate to his campaign.

Register to vote NOW. Vote November 3rd, or vote by mail NOW according to your state's guidelines. CLICK HERE FOR ALL VOTING INFO.

Subscribe to The YBF Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts and our Youtube channel!

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