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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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MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
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MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
A recent Boston Globe article shows that Black and Latinx riders on the subway account for almost two-thirds of fare-evasion citations from police — despite being just one-third of subway riders.
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Women’s Equality Day is a call to action for women: Vote
My generation is the future, but we cannot act “woke” and blast Women’s Equality Day on our Instagram stories without actually doing the work that the women before us paved the way for us to do.
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How Joe can win
The brutal political fact of life is that Biden won’t get Trump out of the White House by non-stop screaming what a petty, racist, corrupt, misogynist screw-up he is. These epithets and more have been hurled at Trump every second he has been in the White House. Yet, he still has an unshakable base and probably a lot more backers who are too scared to say they back him but do and will in November.
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Trump’s naked race card play
Trump has only one card left to play to stay in the White House. That’s his old favorite, the race card. He’ll play it with a vengeance in the run-up to Nov. 3 that might even make the unreconstructed George Wallace blush.
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Resources needed for elders to age in place
Aging services area point programs have proven to be cost-effective, providing important resources and lifelines to our elders in the comfort and safety of their homes during a pandemic that disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable.
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John Lewis: an unflinching commitment to justice
The late John Lewis showed the greatness of his character in his ability to manage the demands for radical change in the face of institutional fear and resistance.
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The enduring inequity of student loan debt
The inequalities that have led to Black people, communities of color and poor people suffering the greatest effects of the ongoing crisis are the very same as those which make those same groups the most vulnerable to the effects of the student debt crisis.
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Restoring Voting Rights honors John Lewis
To honor Lewis' life and legacy, Democratic lawmakers want the 2019 Voting Rights Advancement Act he fought for passed, and to name it the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020.
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Why is it so hard for America to outlaw lynching?
The cast of Democratic and Republican Presidents stretching back over more than half-a-century all at one point in their administration were asked to throw White House weight behind a federal anti-lynching bill in Congress. All either flatly refused or demurred.
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Congress must heed the ticking COVID-19 timebomb behind bars
When people are sentenced to prison, they are not sentenced to die by infection, but that is exactly what is happening.
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