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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Latino Voter Turnout Key to Future of Democracy

by Paul Ortiz

The mainstream media is missing the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming local, state and national elections.
Many columnists have claimed that there are too few of these votes to matter in the 2014 races. In a typical example, a CBS special report on the elections argues that Latinos don’t yet possess enough voting strength to make much of a difference on Election Day.
Given the virtual dead heat of many of 2014’s most crucial political contests, the Latino vote could be more decisive than the pundits think.

Ferguson Shooting Part of Broader Problem

By Starita Smith

With Ferguson, Mo., still convulsing over Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer, the shocking truth is that such shootings of young black men are too commonplace.
A report published by ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization, says that young black men are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than young white men.

LeBron's Return to Cleveland Reminds us of Our Cities' Plight

By David A. Love

The decision by NBA player LeBron James to leave the Miami Heat and return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks well about him and holds lessons for us all.

Cleveland is not the type of place that people usually return to once they’ve hit the big time.

In 2010, Cleveland made the top of the Forbes list of most miserable cities, with high unemployment and a loss in manufacturing jobs, a massive foreclosure problem, abandoned homes, poorly performing schools, crime and pollution.

Albuqueruque Case Highlights Police Brutality

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

We need to get a handle on the excessive use of force by the police.

The issue has come back into the limelight in a big way in Albuquerque, N.M., after the killing in March of James Boyd, who was homeless and mentally ill.

U.S. Should Show Compassion Toward Children

by Randy Jurado Ertll

The Obama administration should stop deporting children. Unfortunately, it seems dead set on doing that.

On June 20, Vice President Joe Biden met in Guatemala with senior officials from that country, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras. More than 20,000 children from these nations were apprehended on the border last year, twice as many as the year before. This year, the United States is projecting that 90,000 children from these countries will try to cross the border.