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Tampa Bay’s black officers caught in middle of national debate over police and race

By Zachary T. Sampson and Dan Sullivan St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway lost friends when he became a cop. He knows some people hate him for being one. “They don’t see me as a black man, they see me … Continue reading

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The Return of American Hunger

by Ned Resnikoff By a handful of indicators—unemployment rates, overall economic growth, even average hourly earnings—the U.S. economy isn’t doing so badly right now. And yet, when it comes to the number of Americans who go hungry, it’s almost like … Continue reading

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White House responds to petition to label Black Lives Matter a “terror” group

                        After days of violence and heightened racial tensions in the U.S., the White House responded this week to an online petition asking the federal government to formally label … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being Woke

  By Lawrence Ware “Who polices the woke?” The question caught me off guard. My line brother posed it to me as I was on my way to a meeting. We are members of the first historically black Greek collegiate … Continue reading

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How to Lock Up Fewer People

By Marc Mauer and David Cole WHEN Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ted Cruz, Eric H. Holder Jr., Jeb Bush, George Soros, Marco Rubio and Charles G. Koch all agree that we must end mass incarceration, it is clear that times have … Continue reading

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The False Promise of Black Political Representation

By Nicholas Stephanopoulos The recent unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson, and other cities is puzzling in one important respect. Unlike in earlier eras, when African Americans’ political exclusion drove them to protest, blacks today are as likely to vote as whites … Continue reading

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Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

By Paul Kleyman Many Detroit residents are celebrating a new era of revitalization, as the city’s thriving Midtown is now dotted with upscale shops, restaurants and new construction. But Motor City, blighted with 83,000 abandoned homes, is also seeing the … Continue reading

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Disillusioned black voters ask: Is voting even worth it?

By Robert Samuels During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley’s neighborhood. Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to … Continue reading

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The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

By Jake Blumgart When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his administration’s plan on May 19 to help dig his city’s public housing authority out of its $16 billion capital-needs hole, attention quickly focused on the plan’s reliance on … Continue reading

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Rand Paul In Baltimore Speaks of Unequal Justice

By Naureen Khan Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, referred to the suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder as a tragic example as he spoke of justice applied unequally to black and white Americans Tuesday night. Browder was … Continue reading

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