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A president who approves of treasonous conduct
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A president who approves of treasonous conduct
In his recent speech at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Trump made it clear that he opposed the removal of statues of the leaders of the Confederacy, although they had engaged in the treasonous Civil War against the U.S. government.
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An ill-advised meeting
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An ill-advised meeting
Clearly Police Commissioner William Gross does not understand the chain of command. Mayor Walsh is individually responsible for the outcome of the revisions in the role of the police. If the commissioner is unable to comply with the commands or directions of the mayor, he should resign.
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America’s ugly history
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America’s ugly history
The brutal treatment of the Native Americans established that whites could not be expected to be more cordial to blacks. Perhaps inhumanity to outsiders is a consistent element of their culture
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The time is ripe for change
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The time is ripe for change
George Floyd’s brutal death brought together a multi-racial cadre of visionaries. With continued collaboration we can achieve the desired social change.
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Respecting Roxbury’s history
The Boston Public Library board of trustees is to be commended for naming the newly renovated Dudley Library the “Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.”
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A loud demand for change
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A loud demand for change
George Floyd did not live an exceptional life, but his death has forced the nation to step up to its claim of freedom, justice and equality for all or democracy fails.
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Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
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Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
Blacks have long voted as a bloc in support of Democratic presidential candidates. Now is not the time to abandon that strategy.
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Blacks see Trump as greatest threat
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Blacks see Trump as greatest threat
Donald Trump is perceived by 73% of those interviewed for a national poll as “the single most dangerous threat to African Americans” because of his lack of concern over the damage inflicted by COVID-19.
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America is not living up to its democratic ideals
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America is not living up to its democratic ideals
Coronavirus has disrupted progress in efforts to build a nation with freedom, justice and equality for all. Some of the nation's forefathers were willing to sacrifice the convenience of slavery in order to bring about a new nation founded on Democratic principles. It should now be clear to everyone that the present choice for national leadership from the White House is not working.
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Tara Reade's failed attempt to disqualify Biden
Tara Reade has accused Biden of sexual assault. Biden has assertively denied the accusation. In the absence of substantial evidence in support of her claim, Biden could not be convicted of the charge. It would be unreasonable for those supporting the election of Biden in November to have their support diminished by an unproven accusation.
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We’ve been on the same team forever
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We’ve been on the same team forever
Soon the coronavirus will be gone. It is time for Americans to consider what will be the human rights legacy of this pandemic. In this digital era, it is time for enlightened patriotism and neighborliness.
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The U.S. needs a Marshall Plan for small businesses
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The U.S. needs a Marshall Plan for small businesses
Many small businesses that have been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic were hoping that the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) would provide the funds to prevent the layoff of important employees. However, the original $349 billion provided in the first tranche of funds went to companies that would not be considered small businesses by most people.
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