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Battlegrounds in the War on Women’s Bodies

As Americans, we strive for safety -- the safest medicines, cars and toys. But when it comes to women's reproductive ...

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A Musty Artifact of a Defeated Insurrection

What the Confederate flag represents is the attempted perpetual dominion of one group of human beings over another group. In ...

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The Amazing Grace of the Mother Emanuel Nine

Today, we should all be asking ourselves what happens now; what comes next? Do we, as a nation, take up ...

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We Are Called in Aftermath of Charleston

Until the United States sees and cures its profoundly evil birth defects of slavery, Native American genocide, and the exclusion ...

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Black Lives and a $15 Minimum Wage

Racist violence is not just the work of bigoted individuals. Racism and its violent enforcers were created to justify the ...

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A Black Man who happened to be President

If Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech is the 20th century equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural ...

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Ghost of Osama Rises with US Militarism

Since Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011, the official account of the Navy Seals’ raid has been challenged, most recently ...

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Remembering My History and Who I Am

I am the great grandson of a slave. The conversations about race, racism, bigotry, the confederate flag, historic oppression; these ...

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When Claiming an Identity as Transgender

Gender variance is a hot topic right now - so it might be valuable to familiarize with some terms and ...

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A Crime Against Humanity Sent Me to Harvard

It’s a profoundly shameful history. But if we don’t face that history squarely — and acknowledge the ways it still ...

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First Job Brings More than a Paycheck

The unemployment rates for black teens is a staggering 30.1% - Latino teens, 19.2%. But these kids aren't just looking ...

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Tepid Response to Stop a Cooking Planet

After a quarter-century of buzz over global warming, the climate talkers are at it again, doing whatever it is they ...

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Being Black; Rachel Dolezal; and Charleston

This is my current situation. The white people in my life just don’t care. But what exactly do I expect? ...

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Time for an Ice Bath!

As a person that has been in physical activity from six years of age through my adult life the only ...

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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland and Clean Air

Congratulations to Portland Parks and Recreation for now becoming a smoke-free environment throughout the entire park system. The benefits? Are ...