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Apr 20th

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Listen to the children

"My friends are dead. I saw the bad man. He was next to me
when we ran out."
"I played ball with him. Now he is dead."
"My friend got killed cause she didn't hide good enough."
"Do you think it is my fault?"
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The new middle class family

It's easy to forget that multigenerational households were once the rule, not the exception. The 1950s nuclear family was only possible because a thriving middle class and social safety net fostered newfound economic mobility. But the middle class has shrunk considerably in the last few decades, besieged by years of stagnant wages, rising debts and a growing concentration of wealth at the very top. It's clear that nuclear families no longer make sense for everybody. In fact, thanks to its compelling economic advantages, multigenerational families may become the new norm in today's post-recession economy.
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State of Equality and Justice in America: 'The Maternal Wall'

State of Equality and Justice in America: 'The Maternal Wall'In our national conversations about equality and justice in America, we have too often avoided the conversation about the realities of women and mothers in the workforce. This is particularly odd given that women comprise half of the entire paid labor force, three-quarters of moms are now in the labor force, and most families now need two breadwinners to make ends meet.
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Simeon Booker deserves Medal of Freedom award

Simeon Booker deserves Medal of Freedom awardThe Presidential Medal of Freedom is bestowed by the president of the United States and is – along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by an act of the U.S. Congress – the highest civilian awards in America. The awards recognize individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of U.S. world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
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Generational-Incarceration

Generational-Incarceration"One picture," Fred R. Bernard once aptly remarked, "Is worth a thousand words." But, we need only a few words to describe an unsettling truth vividly depicted in the drawing shown here. On first glance this picture evokes visual images of cruelty, dehumanization, exploitation, racism, injustice, corruption, disenfranchisement, arbitrary punishment, and a host of other instruments of oppression people use to harm or exploit others. What do you see? Let's look closer.
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The State of Equality and Justice in America: The urgency of now must be taken seriously

The State of Equality and Justice in America: The urgency of now must be taken seriously"The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all-star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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Onion's apology is not accepted

Onion's apology is not acceptedIn the midst of the Academy Awards drama on Sunday, February 24, one of the Onion's writers (we don't know who he is – I doubt a "she" would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Quvenzhané Wallace with a filthy word that took her all the way out of her name.
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