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Opinion
Columbus, race pride and racism
When we characterize Columbus as a hero, we forget the history of the indigenous people who lived on this land long before it was “discovered.” Columbus began the systematic murder and rape of native people and the theft of native land, all justified by the logic of white supremacy.
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Opinion
Help is on the way for small businesses
These businesses are neighborhood anchors and pillars, representing a rich legacy of Black-owned business and entrepreneurship that spans 180+ years in the Black community.
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An ill-advised meeting
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Editorial
An ill-advised meeting
Clearly Police Commissioner William Gross does not understand the chain of command. Mayor Walsh is individually responsible for the outcome of the revisions in the role of the police. If the commissioner is unable to comply with the commands or directions of the mayor, he should resign.
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Editorial
Respecting Roxbury’s history
The Boston Public Library board of trustees is to be commended for naming the newly renovated Dudley Library the “Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.”
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A loud demand for change
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Editorial
A loud demand for change
George Floyd did not live an exceptional life, but his death has forced the nation to step up to its claim of freedom, justice and equality for all or democracy fails.
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Opinion
It’s time for America to address systemic racism
Today, black people are fighting battles seemingly on every front. From ensuring we can survive the health and economic stresses that COVID-19 has put on our businesses and communities, to fighting that other virus that this nation has long given up finding the vaccine for: systemic racism.
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Opinion
Obesity: The risk lurking in the shadows during the COVID-19 pandemic
Public health officials and policymakers need to implement strategies that can specifically reduce the risk of disease transmission in low-wage workers and racial/ethnic minority communities, for this pandemic and for public health emergencies in the future.
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Blacks see Trump as greatest threat
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Editorial
Blacks see Trump as greatest threat
Donald Trump is perceived by 73% of those interviewed for a national poll as “the single most dangerous threat to African Americans” because of his lack of concern over the damage inflicted by COVID-19.
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Opinion
When a president’s words have consequences
Trump once more proved the hard-political truism that when presidents speak out on a heinous racial killing or violence, their words have weighty consequences.
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America is not living up to its democratic ideals
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Editorial
America is not living up to its democratic ideals
Coronavirus has disrupted progress in efforts to build a nation with freedom, justice and equality for all. Some of the nation's forefathers were willing to sacrifice the convenience of slavery in order to bring about a new nation founded on Democratic principles. It should now be clear to everyone that the present choice for national leadership from the White House is not working.
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Opinion
But will they convict them?
The one question on everyone’s lips was not whether Travis and Gregory McMichael would be charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, but would they be convicted?
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Opinion
The other public health crisis: Gun violence in Mexico
We must do all we can to call attention to this epidemic of gun violence in Mexico and urge Congress to reduce legal firearms exports to Mexico to levels from before the war on drugs; support a federal ban on the sale of all assault weapons and high capacity magazines; and require tighter control of gun exports.
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