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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 ...

Trump’s virtual lily-white court picks are a judicial horror

There was little surprise at the news that Trump is packing the federal judiciary with as many white, conservative males as he can dig up. His anti-diversity federal judgeship count is indeed gruesome. To date, he has deemed only one ...

How do you celebrate the Christmas holiday?

Basically, spend it with family. Family is most important.

Facilitating consumer fraud

Working-class Americans should be concerned that Trump and his cronies are unwilling to support an organization to protect consumers against being cheated in financial transactions.

Denzel Washington is dead wrong about the “bad” black father

The vicious and self-serving stereotype of the bad black father has been around a long time and has been thoroughly debunked.

What effect do you think the first year of the Trump administration has had on the United States?

It’s been a double-edged sword. Nationally, it’s a mess. His policies have been horrible. But people are coming together at the local level. There’s been a surge in arts and community projects run by people of color.

America is accustomed to war

Is America at war?

Meek Mill and America’s parole system

The figures amply show that a broken parole system has put legions of blacks in jail cells. The consolation is that Meek Mill cast the ugly glare on this.

What do you think of the U.S. war in Afghanistan?

It has to do with oil. It’s a coverup. The U.S. always has a way of getting in other people’s business.