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Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Most of the heated debate this fall about the decisions made by the folks in charge of the General Assembly for the last few years has focused on a handful of big issues: funding cuts to public schools, new restrictions on abortion services, lower benefits for unemployed workers, the refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the rush to
 
Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After being confirmed as the nation’s first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be,
 
My dream for hip-hop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
It was all a dream. Salt n Pepa and Heavy D in a limousine. Hanging pictures on my wall….. I share the late Notorious B.I.G’s sentiments as he described his undying love for hip-hop in his multiplatinum hit “Juicy.” What is your hip-hop dream? I went from Lucious J to Kandi with a K to Flygirl Lady Jay, but my most important title
 
Report card on black America
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released last week had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements that comprise the year-to-year
 
Talk is no substitute for action
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part in a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. The actions Dr. King took got results and won huge victories. Last year,
 
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