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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 ...

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The Next Chapter in the Struggle for Racial Justice

Ferguson, Mo. awakened many Americans to a reality too well known in communities of color throughout the nation. From New ...

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Indebted students are force to be reckoned with

There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear ...

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Boardroom is new Frontier for Diversity in the NBA

In an era that can boast of legendary feats of basketball from black players like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron ...

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Grading Students Changed My View of Education

My view of education changed the first time I had to grade my students. It was a difficult assignment, and ...

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Preserving Our Cultural and Natural Heritage

The historic Golden West Hotel stands as a marker to the development of the African American middle class in Oregon ...

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Giuliani's Words Do More than Hurt - They Divide

Questioning the president's patriotism isn't just inappropriate; it demonstrates a complete lack of respect. It begs the question that as ...

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No Safe Way to Haul Oil by the Trainload

Some 1.4 million gallons of oil spilled in U.S. rail accidents in 2013 — more in one year than over ...

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Running for President and Against the Mainstream

Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it a shot, ...

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A Cruel and Unjust Juvenile Justice System

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation’s detention facilities, and what are we as ...

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Cozing Up to the Anti-Immigrant Forces

When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll ...

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Selma puts Lens to our Past, Present and Future

The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.

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Big Media’s Enhanced Misinformation Techniques

When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush ...