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Jason Collins Is a Hero

Posted 04/30/2013

This is undoubtedly a breakthrough moment in athletics, and another step towards fairness and tolerance in the African-American community. As a civil rights leader who has advocated on behalf of LGBT rights, I can unequivocally say that this is a tremendous moment of encouragement.

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Jason Collins Is a Hero

Posted 04/30/2013

This is undoubtedly a breakthrough moment in athletics, and another step towards fairness and tolerance in the African-American community. As a civil rights leader who has advocated on behalf of LGBT rights, I can unequivocally say that this is a tremendous moment of encouragement.

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Profiling Helps the Terrorists

Posted 04/24/2013

Just as the appalling alleged acts of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Timothy McVeigh and others do not represent their entire communities, we cannot allow the appalling acts of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar to speak for their respective communities whether it be Islamic, Chechen or any other.

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Profiling Helps the Terrorists

Posted 04/24/2013

Just as the appalling alleged acts of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Timothy McVeigh and others do not represent their entire communities, we cannot allow the appalling acts of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar to speak for their respective communities whether it be Islamic, Chechen or any other.

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What Do We Tell Our Children?

Posted 04/18/2013

As we teach our youth to put the weapons down and better their lives, what are we to tell them when so many in Washington have failed us so cowardly?

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What Do We Tell Our Children?

Posted 04/18/2013

As we teach our youth to put the weapons down and better their lives, what are we to tell them when so many in Washington have failed us so cowardly?

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If the GOP Wants to Diversify, It Might Want to Start With Its Platform

Posted 03/21/2013

There’s a reason why Blacks, Latinos, Asians, gays, immigrants and other groups overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats during the last election — mainly that we vote with those who fight for greater equality.

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If the GOP Wants to Diversify, It Might Want to Start With Its Platform

Posted 03/21/2013

There’s a reason why Blacks, Latinos, Asians, gays, immigrants and other groups overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats during the last election — mainly that we vote with those who fight for greater equality.

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Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin & the Sequester: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Take Action Today

Posted 02/27/2013

For much of 2012 (and 2011 for that matter), we witnessed some of the most egregious efforts to disenfranchise minority, elderly, student and poor voters all across this country.

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Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin & the Sequester: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Take Action Today

Posted 02/27/2013

For much of 2012 (and 2011 for that matter), we witnessed some of the most egregious efforts to disenfranchise minority, elderly, student and poor voters all across this country.

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