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Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell Reflects on Leadership

Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell reflects on the qualities of an effective leader

Voting: A key step to full equality

Efforts to gain social and economic equality of whites will come to little if blacks don’t exercise their right to vote.

2014 midterms: running away from Obama is what cost Democrats

Tufts University Professor and author Peniel Joseph says Democrats lost seats to Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections by distancing themselves from President Barak Obama.

Another undeserved attack on an African American institution

A Boston Globe article highlighting the black-owned OneUnited Bank’s low Community Reinvestment Act score ignores the work the bank does investing the majority of its lending dollars in underserved urban areas.

Ferguson’s moment to lead the movement for healthier living and learning communities

The protests of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will only be meaningful if they’re translated into a sustained movement.

Visionaries seeking affluence for the people

Charles Stith and Andrew Young worked with federal regulators to shore up community reinvestment regulations for banks, helping ensure the economic benefits of banking activity are more broadly shared in the United States.

Are you planning on voting in next week’s election?

Yes. I think it’s important for our voices to be heard. We can make a difference. We need a lot of positive changes in this community. — Shea Briscoe, Claims Analyst, Dorchester

The school to prison pipeline is in higher gear than ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number of black students ...

Beyond race and gender

This year’s statewide election features a gender-diverse pool of candidates for constitutional offices.

Stay at the top of the political game

With higher-than average turnout numbers in recent elections, blacks have become a major force in Boston politics. High turnout in black communities could determine the outcome of the 2014 statewide election.

What do you think should be the top priority of the next governor of Massachusetts?

Health care and education. I think it’s very important for people to have health care and to be able to have an education the enables people to be the best they can be. — Lascene Nappier, Teacher, Roxbury

Republican ploy to blame Ebola on Obama backfires

Earl Ofari Hutchinson explores the GOP take on Ebola.

Ballot questions let voters legislate

The Banner weighs in on the four questions on the 2014 Massachusetts ballot.

What do you think should be done to improve police relations with the community?

Everybody should be more responsible for their actions — police and community residents need to be more respectful and more responsible. — Yusuf Ali, Counselor, Dorchester

Unemployment stats paint a dangerously incomplete picture

While U.S. unemployment figures are trending downward, the government’s failure to take into account increases in those not looking for work masks a more troubling trend.

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