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College cheating parents prove white privilege is alive and well
Some prosecutors may demand longer sentences for them to send a message, as one put it, that “prison is the only answer for entitlement and criminality.” That message will always crash hard against white privilege.
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HUD: deregulation needed to solve homelessness
State and local officials across the country also reckon with limited resources to house the nation’s half million homeless and its accompanying persistent poverty.
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Letter to the Editor: Bullet-proof backpacks?
When I read about bulletproof or bullet-resistant backpacks for small children—no matter how practical and protective the acquisitions might be against mass shootings—I was compelled to ask: “Where are we going?!?”
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Do black lives still not matter?
The “normalizing” of this violence against blacks means a slaying is one day in and one day out in the news. Then It’s back to business as usual.
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The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
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The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
Transparency is a critical component of accountability, and public record laws empower community members by ensuring that they have access to information about our government’s actions. It should not be permissible for BPD, or any other government actor, to shirk that legal and community responsibility.
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A daughter’s right to choose
Across the country, there is an effort underway to strip women of the right to make their own health care decisions. We in Massachusetts have an opportunity to stand up for the rights of all women, particularly young women, by passing the ROE Act.
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Why do white mass killers always seem to live another day?
The photos of Garner being violently assaulted by a phalanx of NYPD officers and Crusius’s kid glove treatment by El Paso officers has been looped on social media with many eyebrows raised
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Dudley development focused on community needs
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Dudley development focused on community needs
In Roxbury’s Dudley Square, many publicly and privately owned parcels still sit vacant, offering little benefit to Roxbury’s residents. That’s why three years ago we launched PLAN: Dudley Square to determine if the publicly-owned vacant land in Dudley Square could be put to better use.
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Forget the presidency, go for the Senate
Democrats need to get some candidates in place who can make a real run at Senate seats in several key states.
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Victories net consumers $200M in debt relief
The struggle to eliminate high-cost predatory debt is a daunting one — particularly for black America. As access to affordable credit, loans and mortgages seem ever elusive across the country, lying in wait are countless predatory lenders eager to fill the personal finance void.
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Uniting to ensure everyone counts in our democracy
An undercount in the U.S. Census will skew the baseline for providing vital programs like Head Start, WIC, SNAP, and MassHealth.
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Why the rush to close middle schools?
The current BPS school administration seems to be in a big hurry to get the School Committee on record in favor of its number one priority in BuildBPS: closing all middle schools.
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