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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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Can’t Stop Now

Posted 09/30/2013

We’ve observed misinformation and fear mongering against the president’s Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ‘Obamacare’. But guess what, it’s going into effect tomorrow.

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‘Moral Man and Immoral Society’

Posted 09/23/2013

After a week which began with 12 killed at a Navy Yard shooting in Washington, and continued with 13 shot at a South Side park in Chicago, we still can’t get Congress to pass legislation on background checks.

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Five Years After Lehman, Recovery for the Majority

Posted 09/16/2013

Did we need to save the private sector? Absolutely. But we’re nowhere near done saving families who are still suffering from the effects of the financial crisis that they didn’t create.

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Activism’s Double-Duty

Posted 09/3/2013

People often think that activism is one-sided. That one must focus on a single issue and charge ahead. But true activism involves being able to tackle all the issues of the day — both inside and outside of our own communities.

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  • Big turnout for my speech at St, Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. I love speaking and conversing with students. I could stay all night.

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