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The brutal truth: the felon voting ban is a black ban

Bigoted protestors at the pro-confederate rally in Richmond, Va. last September openly espoused support for the concept of white supremacy. In support of racial and religious equality, fair minded Americans opposed the violence and bigotry of the Richmond protestors. However, ...

The historical myth of white supremacy

Bigoted protesters at the pro-confederate rally in Charlottesville, Va. last September openly espoused support for the concept of white supremacy. They were equally disparaging of Jews. In support of racial and religious equality, fair minded Americans opposed the violence and ...

Do you think Oprah Winfrey should run for president?

She’d be good. She might bring some changes to Washington.

An executive approach to New Year’s resolutions

The best course is to start with a small list of improvements, be specific about the required conduct, and schedule regular periods to evaluate your progress. Everyone really knows what changes in performance will ultimately lead to success.

A threat to consumer protection

America is becoming a predatory nation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established with the effort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides the primary oversight for small investors and the working class. Donald Trump plans to vitiate the effectiveness of ...

There are always more victims than one in a police killing

There is a human cost of police killings that go unreported and unpunished. In these cases, there are always more victims than just the one slain. Erica is the latest proof of that.

What issue do you think the city should focus on in the new year?

Housing is an enormous issue in Boston. There should be more control of landlords.

Blacks well-served by Boston hospitals

America suffers from the chronic malady of racial prejudice. Consequently, whenever African Americans are involved in unpleasantness or an incident of inequality, there is an assumption that racial discrimination is involved. The Boston Globe series on racism in Boston asserts ...

Will blacks also get treatment, not jail, for opioid addiction?

There was mild surprise when the news hit that the opioid death rate among blacks is fast approaching that of whites. Surprise because the opioid epidemic has been almost universally framed as a crisis that has slammed mostly whites in ...

What would you like to see happen in 2018?

I would like to see the Dudley area built up the way it was when I was a child. My grandmother and grandfather used to shop here for everything.

We can win together

Clearly, Democrats will be unable to win in many states without the full support of the black electorate. It is not enough to expect support at the polls by doing little more than running election ads. Blacks as well as ...

BPS start time process showed little respect for parents, students

As parents, students and teachers confront the very real possibility that their elementary schools may change start times next fall by as much as two hours, forcing many more children as young as 4 years old to start school as ...

Do you think Boston is a racist city?

Of course. I’ve been in multiple situations in different areas of town. On top of the overt racism, there’s all this gentrification going on, forcing people out of the city.

The moral imperative of the Christmas season

It is easy for all but the devout to forget the message of Christmas. According to St. Luke (2:14) the heavenly host appeared to announce the birth of the Christ child and deliver the message that is often repeated at ...

Economic diversity is inevitable in Roxbury

It was just a matter of time before astute realtors would discover the beauty and convenient location of Roxbury. It is inevitable for Roxbury to become the home of economically as well as racially diverse residents. Those opposed to the ...

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