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Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
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Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
During the campaign for president, Republicans frequently asserted that Black Lives Matter protesters were a danger to public safety. While the crowds were large, the protesters were generally orderly. Nonetheless, since the racially mixed protesters were substantially Black, it was relatively easy to inflame racial fears.
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Why the surprise when a jailed white terrorist gets kid-glove treatment?
There’s far more to the racial double standard story than just the embarrassing optics of selfie posing Capitol cops and insurrectionists and bare-knuckle treatment of police abuse protesters.
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The U.S. democracy has endured
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The U.S. democracy has endured
It is indeed bizarre for Trump’s enablers to object to impeachment on the grounds that any penalty for Trump disrupts the possibility of achieving national unity under Biden. Trump’s supporters did nothing to end racism or mitigate political conflicts.
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Bezos, a rich miser when it comes to the poor
Any sum that Bezos pumps into any cause is still a relative pittance. His wealth tops that of the GDP of 132 nations on the planet. To be exact, Bezos earns $2500 per second. This works out to $150,000 per minute in his bank account. He’s well on track to be the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.
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Opinion
Where do we go from here, redux
The year 2020 was a stressful one. With George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer as an inflection point about race and racism in America, an unprecedented presidential election, and social unrest during an ongoing pandemic with a rising death toll, something is deeply broken in America’s body politic.
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Put away fear of COVID vaccination
African Americans are far more likely to get sick, get hospitalized, and to die from a COVID triggered malady than whites. Yet, side by side with the death count, more Blacks than any other group say they won’t get a COVID vaccination.
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
Those who have so far survived Covid-19 unscathed might well consider on their own how to adjust their discriminatory attitudes toward those of another religion or so-called race.
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2021 priorities for the Legislature
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2021 priorities for the Legislature
The Black Mass. Coalition calls on the next Speaker to commit to ensuring that their staff and leadership team will be more inclusive — representing the Commonwealth’s racial and ethnic diversity — and provide greater opportunities for service on key committees by members of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
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Opinion
Will Blacks benefit from the stimulus bill?
The inherent disparity in who gets what and when or even if they get anything was glaringly apparent in the first stimulus last spring. Blacks were far less likely to get a check than whites.
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A winning attitude
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A winning attitude
Winning in business is similar to winning in sports. You have to develop a well-conceived strategy and you have to have the most talented team.
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Support the police reform bill
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Support the police reform bill
It is tragic seeing all of the lives lost due to police brutality, but more so for Black people, who have been discriminated against for over 250 years, starting with slavery.
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Opinion
Why Harris’ Senate seat is so important
he instant that Joe Biden tapped California Senator Kamala Harris as his VP running mate, the murmur was: Who will fill her seat if Biden wins? Should it be a Black woman because Harris is a Black woman? Should it be a Latino because California has never had a Latino senator? Or should it be a bona fide progressive no matter the color or gender?
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