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Black lives matter — it’s more than police killings

The Black Lives Matter movement should focus on comprehensive criminal justice system reform

Rush to condemn Cosby premature

The uncorroborated complaints of sexual impropriety by Bill Cosby arouse the distressing memory among elders of similar past claims against black men.

City backs off Radius proposal

Mayor Martin Walsh is to be commended for his decision to discontinue plans to utilize the Radius Specialty Hospital as a residential addiction treatment facility. The mayor has demonstrated both a sensitivity to the will of the community and an ...

Feds need look no further than Rodney King for the case against Wilson

The Justice Department should take the same step in the Michael Brown slaying it took 22 years ago in the Rodney King beating case. That is to fulfill its responsibility and prosecute Wilson.

Racism: A scientific delusion

Many Americans consider as racist acts both the shooting death of the unarmed Michael Brown and the failure of the grand jury to indict his killer, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Such incidents of police abuse occur all too frequently. ...

Commentary: Is the judicial system flawed?

In two recent major cases the prosecutors were unable to get grand jury indictments: the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island.

Two sons, two very different conversations

Raising a black son and white son provides an Easton, Mass. woman insights into racial disparities.

Black Friday blues

Walmart, the biggest corporation in America, with revenues of almost half a trillion dollars, gets a $1 billion tax break each year on average by exploiting federal tax loopholes, according to a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness. Taxpayers, ...

Equal protection from the law

Police shootings of unarmed blacks in recent months have shone light on racial disparities in the American criminal justice system and pervasive police brutality.

An unwarranted intrusion on parental rights

The National Football League has no right to require the players of any team to refrain from spanking their children for discipline. It was shocking to learn that the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has essentially ordered the Minnesota Vikings to ...

City must find a non-disruptive solution to homeless problem

The sudden closing of the city’s Long Island shelter has caused disruption in the lives of many of the city’s homeless. The city reportedly considered using a recently shuttered hospital in Roxbury as a temporary shelter.

Juror bias the biggest barrier to indicting Wilson and cops who kill

The biggest barrier to getting an indictment of Wilson and cops who kill unarmed suspects is the glaring racial and pro-police bias that deeply plagues the jury system and that includes grand jurors.

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.

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