Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, this morning at 9 a.m. ET, the 60-year-old diplomat will take the stand again for Day Two of the public impeachment hearings against President Trump. I anticipate that house republicans will hammer her with an aggressive cross-examination related to her previous statements under oath.

Nearly 2,300 people have been shot and 424 were killed in Chicago from January 1 to October 24, 2019, according to the Chicago Tribune. In the new Fox Nation show, “The New Battle for Chicago,” Chicago native and Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell puts faces and names behind these horrific numbers in urban Chicago. There seems to be no progress in a city ran historically by a regime of democratic, liberal policy.

Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.

These federal dollars pay for campus infrastructure improvements, faculty and curriculum development, and student services. Without them, staff members are looking at layoffs and students are considering transferring.

The liberal left pretends that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left, in my opinion, is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to smash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today. This bullying has no end and spares no detail often being petty, trivial tropes and comments that don’t refute or attack ideology or fact but personhood and esteem.

It is crucial to note that these two “star witnesses” do not have firsthand information—they are secondhand informants that are sharing information of what they “heard”. With stammering lips, each witness gives and recites their testimony sharing their personal opinion on policy and the presidnet’s acts—there has yet to be solid evidence of a quid pro quo. The question that must be answered: are secondhand witnesses true witnesses?

These things (HBCU funding, aiding seemingly ailing institutions) aren’t important seemingly instead impeachment is to congress. We are currently in an impeachment debacle and the issues that matter such as HBCU funding are not at the forefront of a divided congress. We must demand more from congress or as we’ll see layoffs, transfers and, sadly, even dropouts.

Here are the questions we must ask and answer amid this debate (not the win for such is historic and beyond congratulatory and great). Where has debate gone? What is the future of debate and its relevance to black culture? Has it been hijacked by the topics of mainstream media?

The media has functioned as a propaganda tool for a single political party ideology, not only destroying their own purpose but as well as threatening the existence of a free republic—not only physically, civically but mentally.

I believe this is a Biblical pattern we see—after about 400 years of slavery then comes freedom. We can see the parallel in the Biblical narrative and in our own historical one. The Hebrews i.e. the children of Israel were enslaved to the Egyptians for 400 years (see Genesis 15:13, Acts 7:6). So too, this year (2019) is exactly 400 years since the very first slaves were brought to America. A ship, carrying about 20 enslaved Africans, appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia.

Though slavery was abolished in 1865 the fight to be free extended well into the 1960s and into the present day. However, this fight has morphed into a mental one. As we fight, “we”, speaking directly about African Americans, to understand our true enemy—the slave master of single, static and liberal thought.