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Apr 26th

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Support normalizing relations with Cuba

Support normalizing relations with CubaPresident Obama's historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million Black Americans across the United States to focus on the new emerging opportunities to strengthen relationships with the people and government of the Republic of Cuba.
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What's really behind Obama's Cuba move

What's really behind Obama's Cuba moveThere were two big takeaways from President Obama's Cuban opening. The first is obvious. After 55 years of U.S.-backed invasions, covert efforts to sabotage and overthrow Fidel Castro, an embargo, and a Cold War freeze in diplomatic relations, the U.S. policy toward Cuba has been an abject failure. Raul Castro remains the official government head, and Fidel, is still a presence in Cuban life and a bigger than ever figure internationally. Obama took the logical step that almost certainly would have been taken years ago, except for a politically retrograde GOP and older, politically connected Cuban Americans, and that is to normalize relations with the island.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Refreshing ideas on ending violence against children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Refreshing ideas on ending violence against childrenIn a Letter to the Editor, (Dec. 15 – Dec. 21 issue), Alexander Reid McFarlane comments on statements made by Ryan T. Scott and Gary Burgess, Sr. about Adrian Peterson. Alexander Reid McFarlane's words were thoughtful, educated and refreshing. He clearly, proclaims, "We can stop hitting our children." What a powerful perspective. I loved his commentary and here's why.
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Letter to the editor: Navell Gordon: Victim of racial stereotyping

Letter to the editor: Navell Gordon: Victim of racial stereotypingIf Officer Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman were color blind, would they have made the same choices (in killing unarmed Black teens)?

Stereotypes that police and others make affect more than a person's pride, these stereotypes are taking peoples lives and livelihoods.
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Response commentary on Peterson's suspension

Response commentary on Peterson's suspensionIn my view, yours (writer of a letter to the editor in response to an earlier commentary on Adrian Peterson) and most white writers' comments on AP's "crime and punishment" miss the point entirely.

I do not slavishly support AP ... the running back or the man.
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Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwide

Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwideOne of the more popular chants that sounds more like a mantra is "never again" each time an unarmed Black man is killed by the police.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our childrenDear Editor:

Your Nov. 30 issue carried two columns devoted to spanking and Adrian Peterson. Both convey the impression that spanking or corporal punishment conveys special benefits. It does no such thing.
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