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My head says Hillary; my heart says Bernie
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I am looking forward to Nov. 8 and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States. I am so extremely excited that a woman of character, experience and discernment can lead our nation. Even as I look forward to the November vote, I am fully enjoying the path to November. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has provided tone and texture to this
 
Working mothers need more support
Monday, February 8, 2016
We all know that having children is expensive, but the cost of child care creates huge economic burdens for families, particularly women in single-income households. The average cost of full- time child care for an infant in North Carolina is more than $9,000, which is 12.3 percent of a family’s income and 42.3 percent of a single mother’s
 
Hungry children in rich America
Friday, February 5, 2016
Sarah is 3 years old. She and her 6-year-old brother, Bryce, are inseparable except when it's time for him to visit the summer food program that provides meals at a school near his Ohio home for children who otherwise would go hungry. Sarah's too young to make the trip. One morning after Bryce had his fill of food for the day, he made a detour before
 
Low-income students need more support
Friday, February 5, 2016
The public rationale for many of the efforts to dismantle traditional public education with various privatization schemes almost always includes the claim that it is all about helping students do better, most often low-income and minority kids. Supporters of the sketchy North Carolina voucher program say that often, that it’s all about helping poor
 
The portentous demise of a King
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I attended many Dr. Martin Luther King celebrations this year and was struck by two distinctly ominous realities. The first was that none of those services had standing room only, unless another activity was connected to the celebration. The second was that speakers used the event to talk about everything except an in-depth review of Dr. King, which the
 
Unrepresented by our representatives
Friday, January 29, 2016
Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and, even worse, it seems we are reluctant to do what it takes to gain any political clout. So why do we care so much about the upcoming
 
Obama’s remarkably productive seven years
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sometimes, the emotions run so high that it’s hard to talk sense about Barack Obama. When the president was first elected in Nov. 2008, many of his supporters (and even nonpartisans) viewed him as a potential national savior. Here was a clearly brilliant man of remarkable skills and commitment who, at the relatively tender age of 47, had shattered a
 

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