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Police killings and brutality: Causes and solutions, part one

While the world observes the recent acts of police killings and brutality, and the exonerations of the policemen, it should be emphasized that there is nothing new about these events.

Fact-finding in Middle East

I don’t usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed.

Black lives have always mattered

For nearly 20 years, I’ve been involved in the Civil Rights Movement and have organized protests around some of the most high-profile police brutality cases of the past two decades.

Love and marriage, horse and carriage

As the harness is placed around Ruby’s neck, she knows it is time to go to work.

Agitate, agitate, agitate

This was the command heard a century or more ago from the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and it continues to have resonance today among the tens of thousands taking to the streets.

Foreign and domestic policy—same difference

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say, ‘Never again.’”

Since Black life matters, then...

Since Black life matters, then ... fire Police Commissioner Bratton and rid this city of his broken windows theory.

‘Black lives matter’

Since Darren Wilson shot down Michael Brown, these words have been a rallying cry and a balm for our spirits.

'Black lives matter'

Since Darren Wilson shot down Michael Brown, these words have been a rallying cry and a balm for our spirits.

To Congress: Confirm Loretta Lynch

In the aftermath of the democratic defeat in the midterm election in 2014, President Barack Obama...

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

The fury McCulloch started

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch chose to announce the grand jury decision in the Police Officer Darren Wilson case in the dark of the night Monday, Nov. 24.

When the poor cried, Barry wept

By the time Marion Barry died this past Sunday morning, he had already been buried several times by the mainstream media.

Rep. Rangel, will you protect our jobs and community again?

While the country contemplates how the midterm results will impact policies, one thing hasn’t changed: the administration and some members of Congress are still pushing for a new trade deal that makes the North American Free Trade Agreement look puny.

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

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