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Broadening children’s perspectives

Book on Native Americans can give children a broader perspective on Native Americans and the natural world.

Obama’s tough response is appropriate

Criticism of President Obama’s response to the Islamic State’s murder of James Foley ignores the broader implications of the president’s response.

Police homicides: A continuing national problem

Police shootings of unarmed black men will continue until blacks amass political power.

Globe articles target vital small business program that benefits Boston’s small businesses

A series of Boston Globe articles targeted The Boston Local Development Corporation, a BRA lending program that shored up local businesses during the Great Recession.

Re-elect Auditor Bump — keep government honest

State Auditor Suzanne Bump has uncovered waste and fraud in government agencies, leading to significant government reforms.

Decriminalize marijuana: End prosecutorial discrimination against blacks

Studies have shown marijuana to be far less harmful than alcohol, yet its continued status as an illegal drug contributes to discriminatory prosecution of blacks, who are 3.7 times as likely as whites to be incarcerated on drug charges.

Smart choices for public safety

Banner endorses Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins for sheriff and former state rep. Warren Tolman for attorney general

Too many excluded from the nation’s prosperity

A pattern of income inequality is destroying the middle class and the American way of life, and it is afflicting whites as well as blacks.

The exculpation of the well-to-do

Law enforcement turned a blind eye on the criminal conduct of bankers and financiers whose misdeeds precipitated the financial collapse of 2008, yet overzealous prosecution of non-violent offenders in the U.S. has given the country the dubious distinction of having ...

Steve Grossman for governor

Banner endorses Steve Grossman’s campaign for governor

Income inequality: A continuing American problem

The belief held by many whites that poverty is a black problem diverts attention from the widening gap between the nation’s wealthy and the middle class

Mississippi blacks show greater sophistication at the ballot box

Black voters in Mississippi crossed party lines to block a Tea Party candidate from winning the Republican primary

It is imperative that African Americans remain politically active in next election

African Americans are key voting block and their votes can make the difference in a close election. In the presidential election of 2012 66.2 % of eligible blacks went to the polls

Commentary: Now who you calling lazy? Ryan’s racist attack fails

The rate of unemployment in the first quarter of 2014 was 6.9 percent. As expected, the rate for blacks was higher at 12.2 percent, twice the rate for whites. According to Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee chairman, this is the ...

Racial identity still a puzzling problem

Racially-ambiguous singer/actor Herb Jeffries pursued his career as a black man in an era when it was not profitable to do so

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