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Early education and care and out-of-school programs vital to children’s lifelong learning

Great educators are the key to improving outcomes for children. We know that, and it starts at birth, not in kindergarten.

Systemic injustice

The recently published U.S. Department of Justice report on the Ferguson, Mo. police department was shocking even to tough law and order conservatives.

Why do you think blacks so often receive unequal treatment from law enforcement?

Because that’s the way police are trained. They see black communities as their target. — Warren G. Walford, Machinist, Roxbury

A billboard to honor founder of Ku Klux Klan greeted marchers at Selma "Bloody Sunday" event

Those who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" were greeted with a billboard to honor the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Construction Development in Boston is booming and Massport plans on diversity playing a central role.

Massport expects full participation in designing, construction, equity, business tenancy as well as jobs with their $700 million construction projects.

The right fight for education

Across the nation, moviegoers have lined up for screenings of the film Selma. The movie recounts the courageous actions of thousands of ordinary, disenfranchised African-Americans in the South, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and now-Congressman John Lewis who took ...

How does the cost of housing in Boston affect you?

I am a single woman who works for the city, so I have to live here. It’s hard for me to find housing. I don’t qualify for subsidies. — Shakera Laguerre, Library Assistant, Roxbury

Disrespect for nation’s president is un-American

Rudy Giuliani’s criticism of President Barack Obama was so beyond the pale that it failed to provoke thoughtful comment. However, one could perceive in Giuliani’s attitude an impending social danger for the nation.

GOP hammers Obama again with ‘taxing the rich’ myth

The ink was barely dry on President Obama's projected 2016 budget proposal when GOP leaders virtually declared the proposals DOA. The real issue is not the amount Obama wants to spend on domestic and defense programs. But his audacity to ...

What do you think the government should do to help working people?

They can create policies that protect people against wage theft and make sure people get living wages and benefits. — Marvin Martin, Executive Director, Dorchester

A silent assault on personal security

While news media have focused attention on the U.S. government surveillance uncovered by Edward Snowden, corporations have attained unprecedented access to personal data in recent years.

Searching for Boston's New Superintendent

When colleges want a new president, the usual procedure is to select a committee of knowledgeable trustees and others to conduct a search.

A snow job by the Mayor's office

There seemed to be no rational plan to cope with the unprecedented volume of snow.

Overhauling U.S. Intelligence

With increased concerns over the limits of state surveillance, it may be time for a congressional investigative committee charged with conducting a thorough, bipartisan examination of our government’s secret intelligence operations

How are the snow storms affecting you?

Very badly. It’s very cold. The MBTA is not working. Everything is tough. — Gershon Atiawu, Nursing Assistant, Roxbury