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Nov 28th

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Ebola overshadows significant progress in Africa

Ebola overshadows significant progress in AfricaThis ought to be a season of hope for Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the West African countries that have been battered by the Ebola epidemic.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The State of Minnesota's failure to implement and enforce existing laws to address disparities based on race, disability and gender

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The State of Minnesota's failure to implement and enforce existing laws to address disparities based on race, disability and genderBillions of dollars flow through Minnesota state agencies and fund employment for thousands of individuals who perform essential public services.

Yet, unequivocal data substantiates that these employment opportunities are not available equitably to qualified persons of color, those with disabilities and females. This inequality increases exponentially as the job level and compensation of the position increases. Credible, consistent research shows that disparities based on race, disability and gender are largely attributable to an organization's systemic, institutionalized and discriminatory employment policy and practice.
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Jordan Davis' killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis' killer to be jailed for lifeJustice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis.
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Two faces of racism

Two faces of racismWhat was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the "Angry Black Woman" and traffick in the most misguided attitudes about Black artists, Black women and Black people in general?
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Eric Holder's legacy: No coward on race

Eric Holder's legacy: No coward on raceAfter being confirmed as the nation's first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.
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Eric Holder stood tall for justice

Eric Holder stood tall for justiceBlack American leadership too often is taken for granted. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from office not because of malfeasance or wrong doing, but because of his resolve to leave office after serving six years, the third-longest tenure in history. Being the nation's top law enforcement officer was not an easy job, yet he stood tall for the principles of equal justice and fairness.
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Building partnerships between police officers and the communities they serve

Building partnerships between police officers and the communities they serveWhat is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.
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