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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Why Ben Carson is surging in GOP race

by Clarence Lusane

There is one candidate in the Republican presidential race who can potentially derail the Donald Trump Express, and it’s not Jeb Bush.
The Donald’s dominance in the GOP primaries has obscured the equally amazing rise of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. For weeks, Carson has been second, tied or even leading in the polls.

A new retail trend this Labor Day

by Gloria Ortiz

This Labor Day, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret are setting a trend that other retailers need to follow — and it isn’t crop tops or bright floral prints.

#LaughingWhileBlack another burden for people of color

by Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The phenomenon of #DrivingWhileBlack has long been documented. The latest social media firestorm chronicles #LaughingWhileBlack.

School testing opting out about broader issues

by Tim Slekar

The school testing opt-out movement is not an anti-testing phenomenon.
It has nothing to do with being for or against testing. Opting out is simply an act of civil disobedience that targets test-and-punish “accountability” scams that have 1) siphoned off billions of dollars from public schools, 2) set in motion a new wave of racial and economic segregation, and 3) denied a rich and equitable education for the least among us.

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is failing its kids

by Ashana Bigard

I am a parent of three, a black New Orleanian with roots going back at least five generations. I’m usually happy and optimistic, but when I talk about what has happened to my city, especially its schools, I become angry.
Even before Hurricane Katrina struck the city on Aug. 29, 2005, the schools of New Orleans were dilapidated. In the aftermath of the disaster, I participated in what felt like a hundred processes with parents and community members talking about what they would like to see happen. I thought we would be heard.