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President Obama’s Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

Posted 07/26/2012

Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president’s order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.

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The Shocking Reality of HIV/AIDS Today and the Need for Renewed Commitment to Research and Funding

Posted 07/19/2012

While many of us think the epidemic of HIV/AIDS has greatly diminished and is no longer the death sentence that it once was, certain communities and groups of people are suffering beyond belief.

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The Good Shall Triumph in the End: Lessons From Health Reform and Contempt Charges

Posted 06/29/2012

Those who voted to hold AG Holder in contempt and conduct this ridiculous circus should take heed from Thursday’s earlier lesson: justice will prevail. Even though it may have taken some time, and unyielding effort and patience, health care reform is now a reality. Progress is a reality.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Has Been ‘Stopped and Frisked’

Posted 06/20/2012

Attempting to argue that AG Holder somehow withheld information with regards to the Fast and Furious case, Rep. Darrell Issa has engaged in a political witch hunt that proves only one thing: the hypocrisy of GOP members for personal and Party benefit.

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‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is the New Racial Profiling

Posted 06/4/2012

Today, in the city of NY, we are facing another troubling form of biased profiling and searches known as ‘Stop-and-Frisk.’ Only difference is, this time, you can be targeted for simply walking down the street.

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Don’t Let Them Purge You

Posted 05/31/2012

As the nation continues to diversify, and the GOP continues to fail to appeal to racial minorities and young people, they have resorted to their next best option: calculated efforts to block the vote. It’s our job to ensure that they don’t succeed.

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War on Students

Posted 05/9/2012

The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us — our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.

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From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin: Let’s Not Miss Another Opportunity to Progress

Posted 04/24/2012

In the case of Trayvon Martin, we have to unite and remember that it isn’t about race, but rather justice for a dead teenage boy whose only crime was walking home with a bag of skittles and an iced tea.

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The Trayvon Martin and Tulsa Shootings: The Time for Inaction Is Over

Posted 04/10/2012

It’s time all of us engage in a long-term conversation on the elephant in the room — race. And as the Trayvon Martin case tragically proves, the topic cannot be discussed without dedicating an equal amount of time towards a serious look at our justice system.

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