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The COVID-19 pandemic proves the 2020 Census is more important than ever
A complete count in the 2020 Census is more important than ever to make our communities more resilient in face of challenges. In this public health emergency, Census data helps first responders and disaster recovery personnel identify where and how much help is needed.
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Editorial
Social distancing is best prevention for coronavirus
The stay home order is disruptive and inconvenient, but short of a new vaccine, social distancing is the only method now available to stop the spread of the pandemic contagion.
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Don’t leave African Americans out in COVID testing
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Opinion
Don’t leave African Americans out in COVID testing
The instant the COVID-19 crisis hit, the great fear was that African Americans would be last in line, if at all, to get tested. The fear wasn’t unfounded, for very good reasons. Countless studies have shown the gaping racial disparities in availability and affordability of medical testing and screening.
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Government relief comes to American workers
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Editorial
Government relief comes to American workers
Rather than focusing on corporate losses, the proposal provides funds to people. Those earning less than $75,000 per year will get $1,200 and $500 for every dependent child. Married couples earning $150,000 will get $2,400.
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Opinion
For-profit college borrowers eligible for loan forgiveness
While much of the nation grapples with multiple adjustments attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, a rare bipartisan effort in recent days united lawmakers to reject an ill-advised Department of Education push against financial fairness for student borrowers. The lawmakers’ efforts were to allow a 2016 rule to stand unchanged.
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Democratic unity will provide quality leadership for the nation
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Editorial
Democratic unity will provide quality leadership for the nation
The most ill-advised of actions is to have Sanders and Biden sniping at each other while Americans are fully concerned with how to survive COVID-19. Trump has been clearly ineffective as the leader to assuage the public’s fears. The emergence of a sound Democratic Party leader is required.
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A legacy of economic oppression
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Editorial
A legacy of economic oppression
There can be little progress for Democrats to close the wealth disparity of blacks without a dynamic plan to stimulate black entrepreneurship.
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Will Bernie help re-elect Trump?
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Opinion
Will Bernie help re-elect Trump?
The great horror among a big segment of Democratic voters and officials is a rerun of Hillary versus Bernie in 2016.
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Fair credit denials limit black wealth-building
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Business
Fair credit denials limit black wealth-building
For much of black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride of homeownership or businesses seeking to begin or expand, securing credit remains an age-old, arduous and often frustrating pursuit — despite a slew of federal and state laws enacted to overcome these long-standing racial disparities.
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A Democratic resurgence
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Editorial
A Democratic resurgence
For most blacks the primary objective has been to replace Trump with a president who is willing to comply with the Constitution and maintain the power of all three branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judiciary.
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Editorial
Warren’s anti-billionaire obsession
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren plugged into an awful history for black men by accusing Mike Bloomberg of saying to a pregnant worker, “kill it,” she unwittingly unleashed a negative reaction to all the false accusations from women.
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Opinion
Bernie breaks socialism stigma
Bernie may or may not beat Trump, but he sure did something a decade or so ago few would have dreamed possible: He made talk of socialism respectable.
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