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City finances hard-hit by the coronavirusCity finances hard-hit by the coronavirus

April 16, 2020

Cities depend on density. They depend on people milling around downtown, or at neighborhood parks, or street fairs and restaurants. Not only does this milling about bring energy to urban areas, but it also contributes dollars to city coffers. Now with the coronavirus causing some cities to issue “shelter-at-home” orders, close restaurants except for pickup […]


Who Gets the Ventilators?

April 8, 2020

The “big and bad” United States is seeing its world dominance recede. We are being vanquished both by a virus and by the ignorance of the “Commander in Chief.” We now know that there are not enough tests to detect the coronavirus, nor enough ventilators to treat all of those who are ill. Medical professionals […]


While You Were Paying Attention To Covid-19, Trump Slipped Something Past You

April 3, 2020

That’s right, he did it again. Just like a magician, while you are looking at his left hand, he pulls a trick with his right. In this case, while almost all of the news has been focused on COVID-19, the Trump administration dropped auto fuel efficiency standards. And to add insult to injury, the administration […]


Nation’s governors and mayors fill the leadership vacuum

April 2, 2020

“We’re all competing against each other. This should have been a coordinated effort by the federal government, and the national defense authorization that the president has to essentially push this manufacturing really hasn’t gone into effect in any way. And, so, yes, we’re competing against each other. We’re competing against other countries. It’s a … […]


Sisters in Stem – Challenges and Triumphs

March 13, 2020

Few in these United States had heard of Katherine Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18. How could we know when scientists are often stereotyped as old White men wearing white lab coats, with glasses sliding down their noses? You might not have known unless you’d picked up Margot Lee […]


Russia Is Back: Congress must defy Trump and stop foreign election tampering

March 6, 2020

Since at least 2014, known and unknown individuals, operating as part of a broader Russian effort known as ‘Project Lakhta,’ have engaged in political and electoral interference operations targeting populations within the Russian Federation and in various other countries, including, but not limited to, the United States, members of the European Union, and Ukraine. Since […]


The important word in ‘Democratic Socialism’ is ‘Democratic’

February 28, 2020

After the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race. In South Carolina, the next primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is the favorite, buoyed by his support among African American voters. But Sanders will come into the state with real momentum, having won the popular vote in each of […]


Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March Will Be “Generationally Transformative”

February 20, 2020

“There’s no way we can inspire people to move with the normal politics that doesn’t fully address poverty. When you can work a full-time job at minimum wage and still not be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in this country, that’s poor. And if we can’t see that and if we don’t acknowledge […]


Hair discrimination is alive and well

February 13, 2020

Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler, was forced to submit to the humiliating act of having his dreadlocks shorn or have his New Jersey team forfeit their match to the opposing team. A gleeful White woman seemed too pleased to invade the young man’s person, and his team won, but at what price? When this […]


Black America’s Housing Crisis: Homeowners to renters

February 7, 2020

No matter who you are, or where you live, there’s a central concern that links consumers all over the country: the ever-rising cost of living. For many consumers, the combined costs of housing, transportation, food, and utilities leave room for little else from take-home pay. From Boston west to Seattle, and from Chicago to Miami […]


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