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Time to stop killer cops

Despite great public awareness of the violence between the police and unarmed blacks, the incidents continue. President Trump seems to have great sympathy for the police as does his attorney general designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Chances of blacks ...

What do you think of Trump’s executive order on immigration?

One word for that: Foul. — Steven Sullivan, Cook, Roxbury

Pudzer is bad for workers

While TV pundits debate the political implications of Trump's pick for secretary of Labor and financial analysts make predictions of how the Stock market will react, I worry how it will impact my family and millions of other low-wage workers ...

Here’s what happens when Sessions is in the saddle at Justice

There’s absolutely no hint, based on his Senate voting record, public statements and actions, and ties to hard right-wing groups, that once in the Justice Department saddle, that Jeff Sessions will suddenly be a fair and impartial enforcer of civil ...

America’s political schizophrenia

For many citizens, the issue of Russian hacking has not been satisfactorily resolved. Congress has agreed to investigate the matter further. Lewis has established a reputation for courage and integrity. Just as he stood tall on the Edmund Pettis Bridge ...

Did you watch the inauguration?

Some of it. I couldn’t believe Hillary went. That was classy. I don’t hate Trump, but he makes you scared. You don’t know what he’s doing. — Sheril B., Quality Control Representative, Dorchester

Thank you, President Obama

The night, eight years ago, that Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States was euphoric. At an election watch party in downtown Washington, DC — when the screens locked into CNN announcing Obama as the projected ...

Trump defies presidential standards

During the recent campaign for president, critics often expressed concern that Donald Trump was not presidential enough. For many people a certain dignity and decorum were required for the job. Nonetheless, Trump understood the necessity of appealing to the “ignored” ...

What do you think about Tito Jackson’s candidacy for mayor?

If Tito Jackson is willing to stand up against police brutality, that would be great. It’s a huge concern in our community. — Tahia Sykes, Education, Dorchester

Banking on local talent

In a great move for the citizens of Boston, the directors of Eastern Bank have voted to elevate Robert Rivers, the former Eastern Bank president, to chairman and CEO. The move had been anticipated for a year with the expectation ...

How Obama should be remembered

Still, Trump’s win stirred much talk and much anxiety about Obama’s legacy being wrecked and that somehow Trump’s win was a repudiation by Americans of his legacy. This was nonsense. Hillary Clinton got nearly 3 million more popular votes than ...

A failure of white privilege

Political pundits have not yet offered an acceptable explanation of why many of those who had voted for Barack Obama would years later vote for Donald Trump. Perhaps the answer lies in the failure of white privilege to function as ...

What impact do you think the Trump administration will have on America?

I think it’s going to be a disaster, especially for poor people. It’s going to be great for the rich. — Tracey David, Retired, South End

Be careful what you wish for: Impeach Trump and you get Pence

Trump is bumptious, obnoxious, and clownish. Pence is the prototypical ultra conservative in the gray flannel suit. He is business-like, efficient, and knows how to run a political office.

A winning attitude key to black business success

During 2016, the spirit of entrepreneurship seemed to blossom in Boston’s black community. The Bay State Banner helped to fertilize this growth with publication of a business magazine entitled Banner Biz. The year before the Banner sponsored two “Pitch in ...