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Rejecting a Religious Sanction for Bigotry

You cannot invoke a special right to deny another their rights as citizens.

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Calls for Violence are No Joke

True to form, Trump blamed everybody but himself for this debacle.

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Illustrating the Aspects of American Inequality

America, we believe, is a land where everyone gets a fair start and then rises or falls according to his ...

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Donald Trump — From One Tyrant to Another

Donald Trump is a tyrant in thin disguise

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Making Me Proud of the Skin I’m In

To be black is to be powerful

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Inmates Die Because of Substandard Medical Care

The American prison system is broken. I know that from first-hand experience

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I've Been Terrorized in My Own Country

'Terrorized,' my poem in honor of Black History Month

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Black History Month and the Pursuit of Justice

Racial disparity won’t disappear if we simply ignore it. Justice will not be achieved unless we actively seek it out. ...

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Healing Racial Wounds and Creating Opportunity

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no ...

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A Lousy Mirror for Our Multicultural Society

For two years in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences — the organization behind the Oscars ...

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Why the President Should Visit Haiti

Why a visit to Haiti, the world's first Black Republic should be on Obama's bucket list.

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Stakes High for Opportunity and Justice Issues

The 2016 Presidential election still is more than 10 months off, but already it promises to serve as a referendum ...

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A Passion for Lying, Cheating and Stealing

It’s time — past time, really — to name the person of the year. (Time Magazine does it. Why not ...

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Don’t Want to See Mistakes of Past Repeated

2015 was a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress.

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HIV’s Hold in Communities of Color

To win the war on HIV/AIDS; to achieve the three zeroes; we cannot approach the epidemic as a standalone public ...