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Backed by Black and Latino coalition, Flynn secures votes for Council presidency

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Republicanism — disguised  government repression
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Republicanism — disguised government repression
It must be difficult to be a Republican. Beyond the necessary deference to their former president, what issues and attitudes require their support?
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Being racist could become expensive
Federal court last week assessed $25 million in damages against nine leaders of the “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, V
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An historic victory against racial violence
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An historic victory against racial violence
The jury verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery trial was essential to preserve among Blacks and liberal whites the vestige of an impartial justice system.
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On the road to success
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On the road to success
Not one Republican in the House of Representatives voted to support passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
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If the Democrats don’t win, we all lose
The party of the president normally loses some congressional House seats in the midterm election, so there is no reason for Black citizens to become distraught over what seems to be a normal function of the American democracy.
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By holding out, progressives still won
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By holding out, progressives still won
A number of Republican elected public officials now seem willing to subvert their oath of allegiance to the American democracy in order to restrict the impact of the growing power of Black citizens.
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The solution for Mass & Cass does not lie with Roxbury residents
A major problem confronting Boston’s new mayor is how to provide for the homeless. It is identified in the media as the “Mass & Cass” crisis.
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Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
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Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
When lobbyists appear in a U.S. senator’s office with a proposed substantial political donation, the senator knows what the quid pro quo is, even if it is not always articulated. Blacks cannot afford the financial contributions of the corporate agents, but they have something of even greater value — a solid voting bloc.
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Negotiation is essential  in a democracy
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Negotiation is essential in a democracy
Under President Biden’s administration, America faces a major public policy challenge.
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Bostonians got it done
Black Bostonians have endured considerable anguish over losses in political elections for mayor. In the race for mayor in 2013, after Tom Menino left office, six candidates who were Black, Hispanic and Cape Verdean vied for the corner office, but the plethora of candidates of color enabled Marty Walsh and John Connolly to win the preliminary and assure that the tradition of an Irish mayor would continue.
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Senate Republicans’ sudden concern for misdemeanors
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Senate Republicans’ sudden concern for misdemeanors
One of the most serious crimes in recent years was the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S.  Capitol to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The House of Representatives has established a select committee to investigate that organized assault in order to prevent further attacks.
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We have not yet won the battle against COVID-19
Blacks are still lagging behind in Covid-19 vaccinations. According to the New York Times, only 55% of Black New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose. Other ethnic groups are doing much better.
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