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Unemployment stats paint a dangerously incomplete picture

While U.S. unemployment figures are trending downward, the government’s failure to take into account increases in those not looking for work masks a more troubling trend.

Secret Service bungles underscore the never ending peril to President Obama

President Obama has received numerous threats that are showing flaws in the Secret Service.

Eric Holder was our firewall against GOP bigotry

Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson argues that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder took progressive stands on key issues where President Obama was not able to.

A glaring omission in the NFL’s approach to abuse

The NFL has appointed an all-white committee to update its policies on domestic abuse, despite the fact that two-thirds of the league’s players are black.

The red flag flies high again on prosecution in Brown slaying

The prosecution in the case of slain Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown seems unwilling to take steps necessary to win the case.

Fast food workers need a real break today

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in a wage survey found that fast food workers are the poorest paid of any workers in the country.

NCES data invokes urgent need for student-centered change

A majority of students in United States schools are now people of color, adding to the urgency of education reform.

At last: Common-sense ideas to stop income inequality

Leading Wall Street firms are now acknowledging the deleterious effects of income inequality on economic growth in the United States.

Brown and Ford Slayings Prove that Racial Profiling Just Might Kill

Countless studies and surveys of police and public attitudes show that young black males are far more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested than white males. It's at times only a short step from that to a deadly altercation.

Recalling James Brown’s unique mix of political convictions, infectious soul

Earl Ofari Hutchinson reflects on the music, politics and character of the iconic soul superstar.

Subprime loans are back with a vengeance

After subprime loans precipitated the 2008 financial meltdown, the U.S. banking industry is again trafficking in high-interest lending, this time with auto loans.

The Tale of Two Police Abuse Cases

The cases of Marlene Pinnock, beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer and Eric Garner, killed by a New York City Police officer, illustrate the intractability of police violence against blacks.

Small Businesses Want Minimum Wage Increase

A majority of small business owners recognize the importance of good-paying jobs in supporting local economies

GOP Hypocrisy Rides High on Border Crisis

Republicans speak in favor of immigration reform while opposing Obama administration measures

The Supreme Court’s relentless war against President Obama

The US Supreme Court has undermined Obama administration policy in multiple decisions

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