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Aug 03rd


Left and right converge on criminal justice reform

Left and right converge on criminal justice reformWhile social change for some may appear to be inevitable, it does not happen by osmosis, and it does not occur without a focused effort led by those who are not restrained by the fears of social transformation. An effective reform of the system of laws, courts, policies and institutions defined as the criminal justice system in the United States of America requires more than a principled public debate.

Legacy greater than flag removal

Legacy greater than flag removalNobody asked me, but I find the flap over the Confederate flag disappointing on a number of levels.

Fox News and AP also abused Black youth

Fox News and AP also abused Black youthFox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But that's exactly what they did. And rather than acknowledge that they went overboard in defending the misconduct of the police officer involved – conduct that the chief police later described as "out of control" – some of the network's personalities are attacking those who pointed out that they messed up.

Celebrating the gifted James Baldwin

Celebrating the gifted James BaldwinJames Baldwin was a gifted author and freedom fighter who made a big difference with his pen in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality. During the past 12 months, notable academies and international literary organizations have paid tribute to the 90-year birthday observance of Baldwin. I knew James Baldwin as a trusted friend, but more importantly, he was a staunch supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

The Educational Equity and Excellence Project

The Educational Equity and Excellence ProjectTo Be Equal

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." – Benjamin Franklin

Protect our communities from flavored tobacco products

Protect our communities from flavored tobacco productsDid you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disease in Minneapolis? Now local residents have an opportunity to stand up to Big Tobacco and protect our children.

Blacks needs to join discussion on the economy

Blacks needs to join discussion on the economyOne's worldview or social perspective is mainly informed by a matrix of different socioeconomic and political circumstances. A polling of Black America about the current "recovery" of the economy of the United States would produce a dramatically different set of responses from the polling results of White America That is because the vast economic inequality between Blacks and whites in the U.S. today appears to be escalating.
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