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Black lives matter — it’s more than police killings

The Black Lives Matter movement should focus on comprehensive criminal justice system reform

City backs off Radius proposal

Mayor Martin Walsh is to be commended for his decision to discontinue plans to utilize the Radius Specialty Hospital as a residential addiction treatment facility. The mayor has demonstrated both a sensitivity to the will of the community and an ...

Feds need look no further than Rodney King for the case against Wilson

The Justice Department should take the same step in the Michael Brown slaying it took 22 years ago in the Rodney King beating case. That is to fulfill its responsibility and prosecute Wilson.

Two sons, two very different conversations

Raising a black son and white son provides an Easton, Mass. woman insights into racial disparities.

Black Friday blues

Walmart, the biggest corporation in America, with revenues of almost half a trillion dollars, gets a $1 billion tax break each year on average by exploiting federal tax loopholes, according to a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness. Taxpayers, ...

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.

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