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Juror bias the biggest barrier to indicting Wilson and cops who kill

The biggest barrier to getting an indictment of Wilson and cops who kill unarmed suspects is the glaring racial and pro-police bias that deeply plagues the jury system and that includes grand jurors.

Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell Reflects on Leadership

Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell reflects on the qualities of an effective leader

2014 midterms: running away from Obama is what cost Democrats

Tufts University Professor and author Peniel Joseph says Democrats lost seats to Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections by distancing themselves from President Barak Obama.

Ferguson’s moment to lead the movement for healthier living and learning communities

The protests of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will only be meaningful if they’re translated into a sustained movement.

The school to prison pipeline is in higher gear than ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number of black students ...

Republican ploy to blame Ebola on Obama backfires

Earl Ofari Hutchinson explores the GOP take on Ebola.

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.

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