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Police brutality and racism must end – GOP and Dems must compromise to pass bill in Congress 0

Congressional Republicans and Democrats need to compromise to pass needed legislation to address the crisis of systemic racism and racist policing that has sparked protests around the nation. A month after a white Minneapolis police officer brutally murdered George Floyd – a handcuffed black man who was not resisting arrest – the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate are poised […]

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Posted on: 06-26-2020
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Don’t let online education turn into the next crisis that hits people of color hardest. 0

The coronavirus and the George Floyd killing showed that letting problems fester makes them much worse. Let’s not do the same with distance learning. When historians look back at 2020, they might see some important lessons about how problems become really big problems when left to fester.  First, COVID-19 shut down the American economy and […]

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Posted on: 06-11-2020
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Justice in Policing Act – what’s in this historic bill and why it must pass now. 0

Transparency! Accountability! Aren’t these virtues among the very least we should expect from the police in our country? In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other African-American men and women by current and former police, Democratic leaders in Washington Monday unveiled the Justice in Policing Act. To protect the safety and rights of all Americans, […]

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Posted on: 06-9-2020
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George Floyd aftermath – When will this end? 0

Just a week ago, newspapers all across our country listed the names on their front pages of thousands of Americans killed by COVID-19. More than 100,000 Americans have perished from the coronavirus. And, as I have repeatedly pointed out, nearly 23 percent of these deaths are African-Americans, even though we black people make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population. WHEN […]

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Posted on: 06-2-2020
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Trump falsely accuses Obama of ‘political scandal’ to distract us from his own many failures 0

President Trump recently concocted a new phrase to continue his absurd attacks and insults against President Barack Obama. I’m not even going to dignify the phrase by including it in this column. Suffice to say, without providing any facts (his usual method of operation), Trump accused his predecessor in the White House of “the greatest political scandal in […]

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Posted on: 05-22-2020
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Coronavirus and women — Jobs report highlights inequities. US must do this 0

Earlier this week we celebrated Mother’s Day. As someone who has fought for the rights of women, especially women of color, throughout my life, we have rejoiced with family and friends over how far women, including mothers, have come in our professional and personal lives, and also agonized over how far we still have to go. This […]

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Posted on: 05-14-2020
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A coronavirus to-do list for the pandemic and beyond: First, open our eyes and hearts. 0

Diseases don’t discriminate. Societies do. We need to keep that in mind when fighting the coronavirus. And while each infectious disease is different, there’s one constant: It’s the poor who suffer the most.  This pandemic is showing us what we must do — not just now, but going forward — by magnifying the inequities of our […]

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Posted on: 05-10-2020
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Elections during coronavirus – Americans shouldn’t have to risk their lives to vote 0

Candidly, I’m shocked that I even have to write this. And I’m horrified that the current administration and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are putting American lives at risk by forcing them to vote in-person during a pandemic involving a highly communicable virus. But just this week, we learned from the Wisconsin Department of Health that 52 people who reported that they […]

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Posted on: 05-1-2020
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It’s wrong to protest coronavirus restrictions keeping us at home – Saving lives is priority 0

We all know the old saying that tough times bring out both the best in people and the worst in people. And right now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought tough times to literally billions of us all around the world. For a vivid illustration of both the best and worst response to the pandemic, you have to […]

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Posted on: 04-24-2020
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Democrats coming together in 2020 presidential race. And that’s good news. 0

The more things fall apart, the more they come together. Even now, as so much about our society seems to be unraveling, hope for deliverance is taking shape. Everything is coming together on the Democratic side of the 2020 presidential race. That’s good news, not just for Democrats, but for independents, and even for disaffected Republicans who […]

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Posted on: 04-15-2020
Posted in: Blog Post, News, Spin Cycle
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