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Police Accountability and Qualified Immunity

“The Supreme Court has used qualified immunity to deny damages to an eighth-grade girl who was strip-searched by school officials who thought she had a rogue ibuprofen pill. It denied damages to a man who was held in a maximum-security ...

Fair Housing’s Unfinished 50-Year Journey

"Although golden anniversaries are often considered milestone moments accompanied by festive celebrations, two such observances in April 2018 are bittersweet memories for much of Black America. One took the life of an unparalleled preacher, orator, author, activist and Nobel Peace ...

Senate's Part D Budget Deal Is No Victory for Seniors

Earlier this month, the Senate announced its two-year budget deal. It contains a healthcare provision that many are touting as a victory for American seniors. The reform aims to close the so-called "donut hole" coverage gap in the Medicare Part ...

Letters to the Editor: The Kirwan Commission

"It is incumbent on us, the citizens of the state, to support the needs of our children and thus, the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission."

Protect American Ideas Through Trade

"An unlevel playing field with our trading partners threatens this future by handicapping and hampering creative and innovative U.S. industries. Trade enforcement and strong new trade deals are the keys to breaking this trend and putting U.S. innovators back on ...

Trump The Terrible

'President Trump's character flaws are overwhelming his administration and placing our country in jeopardy. Former CIA Director John Brennan referred to Trump as " unstable, inept, inexperienced and also unethical."'

President Trump, GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Black Blue-Collar Workers

"The Trump political operation and the Republican National Committee (RNC) are both making a flawed strategic calculation by not recognizing that blacks are also a part of this blue-collar pool of voters that are open to Trump’s plans and the ...

What People Don't Know About Genetic Testing Can Hurt Them

This year, over 200,000 Americans will order genetic tests to see if they're at risk for more than 2,000 hereditary diseases, including cancer. Patients and their doctors can choose tests from over 500 different laboratories. Most people don't think twice ...

Shame on you, Katy Perry!

I am appalled that pop singer Katy Perry planted an unwanted kiss on an American Idol contestant during her judging duties for the show.

Civility on Social Media is Dead

"I have found myself increasingly wondering whether social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, constitutes a vehicle for civil dialogue. The number of attacks that I have either witnessed or experienced has been astounding. It has gotten to the point that ...

Letters to the Editor

The biggest faker of all is none other than President Donald Trump. He is posing as a "Conservative," but he is actually a fake, Conservative.

Novel Explores Misconduct in Brooklyn’s Legal System

“With ‘Race to Judgment,’ Frederic Block has not only created an exciting novel but he also provides an insider’s look at the New York criminal justice system— from the deplorable conditions at the Riker’s Island prison, to the mistreatment of ...

When You're in Prison, No One Prepares You for Coming Home

"Incarceration, for me, was defined by deprivation not just deprivation of freedom, opportunity, and safety, but deprivation of the senses."

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

All parents should feel empowered to teach their children social and emotional development. Social and emotional competence yields similar academic gains as strictly educational interventions. Parents, churches and communities bear the brunt of the responsibility for socializing children. This is ...

Stronger Citizenship Role Can Help Rid Rogue Police

We must ask ourselves: do we fight the power or become The Power? To influence City Hall and police the police, we must participate in our democracy. Vote intelligently!

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