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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 the Baltimore uprising happened

by Eddie Conway and Dominque Demetrea Stevenson

The Baltimore uprising was a long time in the making.
For years, the African-American community has been subjected to constant abuse at the hands of the Baltimore City Police Department. In 2010, the city was forced to settle a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union in which the organization alleged that police was engaging in a pattern of false arrest. Between 2011 and 2014, the city paid out $5.7 million to victims of police abuse.

What to do about missing black men

By Raina J. Johnson

Black men are missing from daily life. We ought to treat this problem as a public health crisis. Because it is, truly, an epidemic.
As a single black woman living in Milwaukee, I feel and see this void of black men every day.
Because of early deaths or because they are behind bars, there are 83 black men for every 100 black women between the ages of 25 and 54 living outside of jail.
There are so many places where black men can be but they just aren’t there.

During Fair Housing Month, let's celebrate inclusiveness

by Mike Ervin

April is Fair Housing Month, a good opportunity to highlight how the Fair Housing Amendments Act has improved housing opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 prohibited racial discrimination in the sale and rental of housing. Twenty years later, Congress amended that law to ban housing discrimination against people with disabilities.

We need to initiate comprehensive police reform

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

The unjustified shooting in South Carolina yet again demonstrates the necessity of police reform.
We only know the truth about the encounter between Officer Michael Slager and Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., because of a video by an unseen bystander. The video reveals that Slager lied in his initial recounting of the shooting and that he tampered with evidence.

Hillary Clinton needs to champion public schools

By Ruth Conniff

In the video announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton declares, “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.” To make that campaign slogan credible, Clinton needs to take a clear position defending public schools.
All over the country, a growing movement of parents, teachers and students is rising up against overtesting, school closings and shady schemes that channel public funds into private schools.
A recent front-page article in The New York Times described Clinton’s dilemma on the issue.