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Nov 25th


Democrats' debate indifferent to Blacks

Democrats' debate indifferent to BlacksThe Democrat debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting, and dismissive of Black people. While the men did not wear the traditional red and blue ties, thank God, the two and a half hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the nose at Black voters. How much more proof do we need to make us understand that we are totally excluded from the political process? Are we ignored and dismissed because we don't vote in primaries, or do we not vote in primaries because we are ignored?

Progress for children's health

Progress for children's healthRecently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Clearly the ACA has had positive effects on the uninsured. There were 8.8 million more people insured in 2014 than in 2013 and the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased from 13.3 percent to 10.4 percent. In 2014 nearly 1 million more children gained health coverage and 93.8 percent had health insurance coverage although they were covered at a lower rate than seniors.

Pope Francis should not canonize Junipero Serra

Pope Francis should not canonize Junipero SerraPope Francis' visit to Cuba and the United States has been an auspicious journey. The Pope has visited Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. It is amazing to see the crowds form in each city for just a glimpse of the Pope. Early one morning, I spotted swarms of young people headed to the White House, white balloons in hand, with hopes of only being in the Pope's presence.

Jeb Bush is wrong about Blacks wanting 'free stuff'

Jeb Bush is wrong about Blacks wanting 'free stuff'Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the Black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal.

Black and Latinos working together

Black and Latinos working together
If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now.  Today, more than ever, the rapidly changing national demographics and the potential political and economic power as a direct result of Latino and Black unity in America cannot be overstated.

Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a Muslim

Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a MuslimOn the heels of allowing a campaign follower in New Hampshire to assert unchallenged last week that President Obama is a Muslim, Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump has strongly resisted opportunities to correct the public record. On ABC's This Week, George Stephanapolous repeatedly challenged Trump Sunday to take back his words and in true Trump fashion, he refused.

Black homeownership matters

Black homeownership mattersWhat is important to 45 million Black Americans today should be important to all Americans. Yet, as the economy in the United States continues to gradually recover from very a difficult and complex set of economic woes, the recovery of economic well-being of Black America continues to lag behind.
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