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A leadership vacuum

The Civil Rights Movement launched a number of black heroes who will be long remembered. Leading the list is Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who demonstrated great courage as well as extraordinary diplomatic and political skills. Also well recognized during ...

The historical myth of white supremacy

Bigoted protesters at the pro-confederate rally in Charlottesville, Va. last September openly espoused support for the concept of white supremacy. They were equally disparaging of Jews. In support of racial and religious equality, fair minded Americans opposed the violence and ...

An executive approach to New Year’s resolutions

The best course is to start with a small list of improvements, be specific about the required conduct, and schedule regular periods to evaluate your progress. Everyone really knows what changes in performance will ultimately lead to success.

A threat to consumer protection

America is becoming a predatory nation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established with the effort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides the primary oversight for small investors and the working class. Donald Trump plans to vitiate the effectiveness of ...

Blacks well-served by Boston hospitals

America suffers from the chronic malady of racial prejudice. Consequently, whenever African Americans are involved in unpleasantness or an incident of inequality, there is an assumption that racial discrimination is involved. The Boston Globe series on racism in Boston asserts ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

America is accustomed to war

Is America at war?

Harmful blowback from white supremacy

The time for whites to fantasize about the white supremacy is long gone, and no effort will be able to resurrect it. The more significant issue is the common interests beyond race that affect everyone’s economic status. The privileged who ...

Strategic voting builds power

If there is to be political cohesion among African Americans in the future, the establishment of standards of commitment to the community must be established. The alternative is everybody just going it alone.

No compromise on freedom

Gen. John Kelly has to understand that there can be no compromise on the fundamental issue of freedom.

A losing strategy

America has waged a war on drugs since 1970 that has cost almost $1 trillion. The cost for law enforcement in 2015 was $36 billion. Another estimated $40 billion is spent each year for incarcerating persons convicted of drug related ...

Time to occupy

Muriel Walker lived for 100 years when times in America were tough. Yet she maintained her rugged independence. Rev. Cook reminds us that it is time to occupy, another expression for “get busy,” and increase our assets.

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