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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, ...

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How Much Do We Make Compared to Men

For years, Time magazine has a run a feature on the best places to live in the United States. But ...

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Diplomacy Defeats War for a Change

There’s more at stake here than sanctions and centrifuges. If the agreement holds, it could lead to a real breakthrough ...

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Power of Education to Renew, Begin and Grow

Springtime has arrived, a season that underscores messages of renewal, beginnings and growth.

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Why I Applaud Levi Pettit for Confronting Racism

A study found that young whites under 30 are no more enlightened in their racial views especially of blacks than ...

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Something’s Deeply Wrong when Poor Get Prison

Here’s something you might not know about Ferguson, Missouri: In this city of 21,000 people, 16,000 have outstanding arrest warrants. ...

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Race Chats: Walking upon Sacred Ground

Starbucks is known for selling high-end coffee and tea. Having conversations about a sensitive and sacred topic such as race, ...

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Our Challenges Are Not Insurmountable

There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis.

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A National Crisis of Household Debt

Family debt is no personal failing — it’s a national crisis. Even as unemployment declines, the debt crisis is holding ...

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Solidarity with Peoples Struggling Against Racism

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination – ...

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Fitness with ‘JJ’

The hardest thing about any goal that you have in your life is the “start.”

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Security Means More than New and Bigger Guns

From the Islamic State to the streets of Paris, Americans get bombarded daily with fresh reminders of conflicts around the ...

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Staying on the March Right Now

Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Ala. to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of ...

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Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue

The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Mo., last year goes beyond the shooting ...

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Time to Redefine the Measures of Our Success

What do we stand for as a nation and who do we wish to be? In a 1968 speech at ...