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The forgotten Jackie Robinson
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The forgotten Jackie Robinson
April 18 is the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s smash of the color line in baseball.
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A major media distortion of the Nation of Islam
On April 2, Noah R. Green, a 25-year-old resident of Virginia, drove his car into the security fencing around the U.S. Capitol, and thereby killed one security officer, William F. Evans, and injured another. According to reports, he was motivated by the Nation of Islam.
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Black Boston Reimagined - Can Black People Thrive in Boston?
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Black Boston Reimagined - Can Black People Thrive in Boston?
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To save lives, clinical trials need diversity
These disparate reactions are surprisingly common. About 20% of all new drugs approved between 2008 and 2013 caused "differences in exposure and/or response" based on patients' ethnicity.
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Senate trial proves again Trump still owns the GOP
It’s been three months since Trump decisively lost the election to Biden. Yet you can still count on one hand the number of top Republican officials who have appeared on the national Sunday TV talk shows to condemn Trump’s actions.
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Electoral College no longer an enemy?
This time around, few words of complaint are heard about the Electoral College. The reason is simple. It worked the way it should work, if we’re to have it at all.
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The Senate is the real name of the game
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The Senate is the real name of the game
A Democratic Senate Majority Leader would completely change the game. Everything from Biden’s cabinet, agency and judicial picks would sail through. Everything in Biden’s agenda from expanding the Affordable Care Act to comprehensive immigration reform would have a real shot at passage.
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History has me hesitant about vaccine
Black people are not largely anti-vaxxers, but the high levels of hesitancy are understandable
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Building climate resiliency
Over the next few decades, Boston will increasingly see the impacts of the climate crisis. People living in Roxbury will deal with excessive heat. And residents of East Boston will face massive amounts of flooding, which will endanger lives as well as livelihoods.
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School budgets ought not pit parents against each other
As we continue to live in BPS limbo of hybrids, opening schools for only the “highest” of high needs, we have had nine months without a comprehensive plan for Boston Public School students to have a quality education during the pandemic and afterwards.
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Wealth gap costs $2.7 trillion in Black income
America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate intergenerational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years.
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Harris will get ‘angry black woman’ tag in Pence debate. Embrace it.
You can mail this one in. That is, Trump will again sneer at Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris as, take your pick, “mad,” “nasty,” “vicious,” “disrespectful” — but most of all, “angry” — after her debate with Vice President Mike Pence. He’s leveled these hackneyed epithets at Harris since the moment Biden named her as his VP running mate.
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