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Bridgegate Collateral Damage: The People

Posted 01/13/2014

While the investigation continues, subpoenas get issued and details hashed out, one thing has become abundantly clear: the residents of Fort Lee and the people of New Jersey were treated as some sort of an afterthought.

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Wishful Thinking Won’t Define 2014; Our Work Will

Posted 01/6/2014

hen issues like women’s reproductive rights, unemployment benefits, marriage equality, economic fairness, education, immigration reform, a minimum wage increase and affordable health care are on the line, how can anyone think that making promises or a new year’s resolution is enough?

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‘Affluenza’ and the Miscarriage of Justice

Posted 12/16/2013

Do we really believe that a young teenager from an inner city or from a rural area who had a rough upbringing would receive time at a treatment facility if he/she killed four people after driving drunk? I don’t think so, and neither do the majority of us.

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Knockout Games — The Biggest Form of Cowardice

Posted 11/25/2013

Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of this nation, and we must respect one another in a way that preserves and further develops this diversity. Therefore, when an injustice happens to anyone, it is the duty of all to speak up. Silence is akin to tacit acceptance.

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Website Glitches Are No Katrina

Posted 11/18/2013

Is it okay to highlight website problems? Yes. Is it okay to push the president to get these tech issues resolved quickly? Absolutely. But when did having website problems become the same thing as not sending enough help to those dying and suffering in the midst of a devastating hurricane?

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Justice for the Silenced

Posted 11/11/2013

Renisha McBride’s death is a tragedy that simply didn’t have to take place. It raises many questions about preconceptions, bias, profiling, motive and more — all of which need to be thoroughly examined and investigated.

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A Message to Progressives

Posted 11/6/2013

Many of us were excited last night, and that’s a normal sentiment when such tremendous progress took place. But in order to continue on that path of advancement for all, we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent.

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Money Talks

Posted 10/28/2013

Companies are quick to take our dollars, but slow or non-existent to invest in our business ventures, in our ideas and in our communities. It’s time for a drastic change, and as the old adage goes, money talks.

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How Do You Not Condemn the Waving of a Confederate Flag in Front of the White House?

Posted 10/15/2013

Yes, a man waved a Confederate flag in front of the home of an African-American family. And the elected officials who organized, spoke, marched or promoted this rally are just as responsible as that man for this ugly display of bigotry.

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When the Rejected Became the Mainstream

Posted 10/7/2013

Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Asians, women, gays and other marginalized groups have fought long and hard to level the playing field and bring about change. While we have many more challenges ahead of us, we have made tremendous gains.

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