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Jul 28th

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On President Obama's 100th day, democracy hangs in the balance

On the 100th day of President Barack Obama’s administration, the Supreme Court heard arguments brought by conservative lawyers to try to derail the voting rights act.
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African Americans mustn’t turn a blind eye to sexual assault on women

Last week, the Bennett College for women community came together to provide information on sexual assault awareness. We were aligned with many who recognize the month of April as sexual assault awareness month.  Indeed, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on April 8 marking the month and making important comments on issues that are raised when we look at sexual assault.
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Fifty-five years later: American education separate and unequal

In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education on May 17 1954, the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution of the United States must guarantee equal education for all American citizens.
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Letter to the editor: Intolerance abound

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In the last few months I have noticed a great deal of intolerance on issues of race by Twin Citians.  The Twin Cities is 25-30% of color.  Yet so many things about the cities are so politically correct.  People of European descent are always trying to paint themselves as so liberal, yet they are really are hiding their intolerance and racism.  It is easy to talk liberal. It is different to live it.

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Time to dream big

The struggle to end the lock 'em up and throw away the key policies that resulted in the U.S. jailing more of its citizens than any other industrialized country has just won a significant victory.
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America’s health care system is crying out for reform

It’s plain that our nation's health insurance system is broken: 46 million people in America lack health coverage—nine million of them children—and the number of uninsured is growing during the current recession.
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Hard work-just this year, more than 2 million have lost jobs

The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.5 percent and more than 600,000 people lost their jobs last month.  Just this year, more than 2 million have lost jobs.  Since the recession began more than 5.1 million have been separated from their work.  Some have gone back to work, but many have not been able to find employment.  By anyone’s assessment, this is an employment crisis that undermines the possibility of economic recovery.
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