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Win or lose, Trump’s candidacy poses problems for U.S.

At this time just before the presidential election, there is a hue and cry to get out the black vote.

What we can expect from President Hillary Clinton

The possibility of having Donald Trump in the White House is extremely unpleasant, but the problem is not completely resolved with his defeat at the polls. Trump has already claimed that the election is rigged and he refuses to confirm ...

Vote yes on Question 2 for education success

WBUR opinion polls indicate that 52 percent of Massachusetts citizens will vote “no” on Question 2, the right of 12 new charter schools to be established in the state each year. However, 53 percent of non-white voters support the measure. ...

What lasting effects will Donald Trump’s campaign have on the American people?

People are shocked and offended. Hopefully, people will mellow out a bit. — Warren Busby, Retired, Boston

Corporations dodge $718 billion in taxes through offshore tax havens

European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwelcome spotlight. But Apple’s tax dodging is just the tip of a ...

Boston-area blacks have a history of enterprise and ingenuity

Slavery, segregation and blatant racial discrimination have not succeeded in destroying the ingenuity and creativity of African Americans. Indeed, today’s more supportive circumstances should open the door to greater entrepreneurial opportunities for those who are skilled and determined.

Are you planning on voting in the presidential election?

Definitely. I just registered last week. I don’t want Trump running the country. He’d set us back. — Thomas Oaks, Steward, Mattapan

Thanks to Trump the Democrats can take back Congress, if they get their act together

GOP presidential contender Donald Trump has given Democrats something that seemed only the stuff of shop talk, wishful thinking and even fawn dreams a year ago. That’s a real shot at taking back Congress.

Developing a plan to build wealth

The quest for racial equality in America now confronts the most demanding obstacle — equitable economic attainment. That does not mean that African Americans and Latinos must suddenly become wealthy. The objective is that their income and wealth statistics become ...

What can blacks do to build wealth?

We need to create good-paying jobs for people. The minimum wage doesn’t match up to what people pay for rent. — Princess Paul, High School Student, Roxbury

Early voting is coming to Boston

Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8 presidential election.

Trump proposes plunder

Under Trump, America would become a rogue nation that plunders the natural resources of weaker countries. Trump supports theft on a grand scale. Is that how Trump plans to “Make America Great Again”?

‘Ban the box’ helps ex-offenders succeed

More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to re-enter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become gainfully employed, even though they have ...

The real problem at BLS: Too few black applicants

Black leaders ought to focus on the more serious problem at Latin School — the lack of preparation to enable blacks to pass the test to be admitted.

What did you think of the presidential debate?

I think Trump isn’t fit to be president. Hillary handled herself well after all the attacks. She didn’t blow up. — Kirby Lynch, Unemployed, South End