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The silent “white” in America
On a recent broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” viewers witnessed a classic example of the decoupling of people of color from notions of America.
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‘The whole truth is Dr. King was a proud and unapologetic Black man’
We know Dr. King as a spiritual and moral leader, scholar and thought leader and early architect of the Civil Rights Movement, yet too often, and especially in January, his legacy is reduced to that of a peaceful protester with a dream.
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Editorial
Martin Luther King Jr.: A man of courage and valor
Martin Luther King Jr. is especially deserving of respect. He stepped up and put his own body on the line. How many would do that these days?
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Voting rights under fire
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Voting rights under fire
Voting rights was always the primary goal of the Civil Rights Movement. Segregation and racial discrimination were demeaning, inconvenient and insulting, but Blacks always understood that power at the polls was the only way to eliminate second-class citizenship.
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Editorial
Forgetting the constitution and their fellow Americans
Americans of an older generation were raised to respect the U.S. Constitution and support rules and regulations to protect and improve the health of American citizens. The Jan. 6 insurrection and the following resistance to Covid-19 vaccination has destroyed both of those basic beliefs.
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Why do so many still say no to vaccinations?
Not a day passes without a headline that some noted personality tests positive for COVID. The danger of COVID infection still roars, taking a ravenous toll on thousands. Yet, one figure remains virtually unchanged: Nearly half of Americans still say no to vaccinations.
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: tireless champion for economic justice
On Monday, Jan. 17, the nation will pause to honor the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many will recall the historic civil rights achievements of King, the only Black American to be honored with a national holiday.
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The politics of prosecuting an insurrection
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The politics of prosecuting an insurrection
A year has passed since the great insurrection. A number of those who were physically involved in the invasion have been prosecuted, but so far none of those who planned and fomented the event have been indicted.
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Editorial
Move forward with a plan
As Blacks now attain goals that were once so elusive, it is increasingly common to identify Black achievers as the first this or that. It is always exciting for the barrier to Black success to fall. It happens so frequently now, that I fear many of the young take success for granted.
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LAPD hasn’t learned much about deadly force use
There have been countless reports, recommendations, rule changes, investigations, civilian checks and balances on the LAPD, and Black Live Matters protests. It’s as if none of these things ever happened or meant little-to-nothing. The LAPD’s wanton, reckless, outrageous slaying of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta is grim testimony to that.
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A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
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A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
Unfortunately, the policy of cutting construction costs by reducing parking will damage the value of the property of homeowners in the area. Ironically, people with limited income might find it more difficult to solve their parking problem.
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Support Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project sought only to do one thing — start an honest conversation about how toxic attitudes about race have shaped this nation’s past and made America the country it is today.
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