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Record inflation shrinks housing affordability, worsens racial wealth gaps
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s consumer price index  (CPI) at the end of May was the largest since December 1981, more than 40 years ago.
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City Council at odds with Boston history
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City Council at odds with Boston history
The notion that Boston should apologize for the slave trade is misguided. And to suggest that Boston might be at all liable for reparations is absurd.
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Opinion
Are American classrooms producing mass shooters?
Let’s face it. With all the mass shootings in America today, it is difficult to tease out the various motivations that prompt murderers to unleash their automatic weapons on unsuspecting and innocent individuals they do not even know.
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A Texas holiday causes confusion
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A Texas holiday causes confusion
What is the merit in having Black progeny be conscious of the 2½ year extended servitude of Black slaves who had been freed by Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation?
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Opinion
Help Boston’s working families struggling with debt
In Suffolk County, 22% of folks have a debt in collection — and that number rises to 31% in communities of color. The high cost of living in Eastern Massachusetts compounds the economic pressures around housing costs and inflation that working people face.
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Opinion
The colossal stakes in the SCOTUS scrap of Roe
Ever since the almost certainly deliberate leak of the memo laying out the SCOTUS conservative majority’s reasoning for scrapping Roe v. Wade, there has been nonstop speculation about just what that means for women, politics and the country.
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Violence — a national tradition
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Violence — a national tradition
Some people seek security and protection by being armed, but guns have become a menace in American society.
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Opinion
Haitians deserve a chance to determine their future
Every year during the month of May, we honor Haitian Heritage Month and recognize the vast contributions of the Haitian diaspora across the Commonwealth and our nation. The Massachusetts 7th Congressional District is home to one of the largest Haitian diaspora communities across the country, and the impact made by our Haitian neighbors is undeniable.
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Editorial
America’s culture of violence
Racist propaganda asserts that Blacks are responsible for the violence in America, but the evidence refutes that. Indeed, some whites are undoubtedly fearful of violent retribution from Blacks because of slavery, segregation and racial discrimination. However, there has been no united vengeance attack by Blacks against whites.
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Haitians deserve a chance to determine their future
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Opinion
They’ve served their time, they deserve safe, affordable housing
While citizens of Boston are acutely aware of the lack of affordable housing experienced by the general population, many are not aware of how the housing issue impacts those recently released from prison, otherwise known as returning citizens.
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A time of confusion
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A time of confusion
When ranked among 40 countries that spend funds on their children, the U.S. comes in 38th behind Finland, Germany, Denmark and France as well as Slovenia, Estonia, Russia and Mexico. Under such circumstances, how can sensitive Americans support the denial of women to determine for themselves whether or not they will have an abortion?
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