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BPS needs to embrace true equity
As a new school year began, BPS leadership continued a dangerous trend of being rhetoric-rich and implementation-poor. Central office leadership uses the terms “equity,” “anti-racism” and “accountability” regularly. However, BPS leadership has gutted the meaning of the terms, most especially in school reopening, BuildBPS, plans for English learners, students with disabilities and academic recovery.
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Tragic accident mustn’t be tainted by conflict
The accidental death of 17-year-old Alonzo J. Polk IV, who drowned in a swimming pool last June at the home of a Dedham High School classmate, is indeed a tragedy. The grief-stricken family is inadvertently creating the impression that the misadventure is somehow race-related.
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There’s no better time to leave Afghanistan
Over the years the U.S. spent an estimated $2.2 trillion in Afghanistan to train and equip its military force and to help build a nation. However, Afghanistan seems to desire a nation run by competing warlords. It seems to work for them.
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White supremacy’s culture war
For more than 1,500 years, Europeans and their cultural descendants have been defining reality for the people they have subjugated around the world.
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Build a better Boston
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Build a better Boston
Now there is a real chance to establish Boston as one of the nation’s truly metropolitan cities. Andrea Campbell and acting mayor Kim Janey both score high enough in the polls, especially when considering the undecided, for at least one to win in the preliminary. But if both win, a new Boston is assured.
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Why Newsom drew the fire
Just why did California Governor Gavin Newsom draw voter fire? The short answer is two-fold. One, the GOP cannot, bar a miracle, win a statewide office in a state, California, where they are seen by some as seemingly on the verge of extinction. They make up barely a quarter of the state’s voters.
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Boston’s next mayor must follow through and abolish the BPDA
The BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) is an outdated, unaccountable entity that prevents us from building a more just and climate-ready city. It’s time to abolish the BPDA, transfer its land to city control, and create a real Planning department that answers to the people of Boston.
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A restoration of professional standards for lawyers
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A restoration of professional standards for lawyers
Even though Donald Trump lost the electoral vote to Joe Biden, 306 to 232, Trump insisted that he really won, and the election was stolen. Millions of voters believed this claim, but Judge Linda V. Parker of the federal district court in Detroit might finally have issued the decision that resolves a legal dispute on the matter.
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Vaccination boosters: An important tool to continue COVID-19 protection
Men’s Health Network (MHN) applauds the recommendations from CDC and NIH announced on Aug. 18, 2021 to make COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available for those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infections, including nursing home residents, health care providers, and those over 65 years of age.
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Time has run out on the ‘forever war’
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Time has run out on the ‘forever war’
Despite the years of military training and the latest weapons donated by the U.S., Afghanistan forces did not have the will to combat the Taliban.
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Opinion
America’s growing diversity a threat to white supremacy
The shrinking of the white majority in America has agitated a certain portion of the population that sees a threat in the rising tide of black and brown people.
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Opinion
The killing of Walter Rodney
The assassination of Walter Rodney on that bad luck Friday the 13th silenced a voice that was pressuring bastions of white supremacy to loosen their grip on the formerly enslaved and colonialized people of color around the world.
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