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Auto financing consumer protection rollback begins

Auto financing consumer protection rollback begins

When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples. There is also another side to public policy reforms: attempts to roll back or take away regulations that […]

Environmental Protection Agency is out of control

Environmental Protection Agency is out of control

Gone are the days when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was set up as an agency that would draw recruits from the civil rights movement and the legions protesting the Vietnam War. It was a diversion concocted by the very slick President Richard Nixon. It has developed into a monster, wreaking havoc on businesses and […]

#AllVotesMatter − Restoring  the Voting Rights Acts

#AllVotesMatter − Restoring the Voting Rights Acts

On the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court in New Orleans struck down a strict Texas voter identification law. In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel found that the law violated the federal Voting Rights Act and had a […]

Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is at the top of the news on a daily basis. It is a major election issue for the race to the presidency. It has been that way since the days of Ronald Reagan. Today, there are more than 11 million illegal aliens walking around our nation. It is a problem without a cure. […]

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Thousands of pages have been written about “the achievement gap” − the fact that White kids score higher than either Black or Latino kids who sometimes sit right next to them in classrooms. And despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to close the achievement gap, the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported last year […]

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

On August 6, the Voting Rights Act, keystone of the civil rights movement, marked its 50th anniversary. This was an act, passed in the wake of the “Bloody Sunday” demonstrations in Selma, designed to correct, as President Lyndon Johnson stated at the time, “a clear and simple wrong.” “Millions of Americans are denied the right […]

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. Her YouTube posts show her […]

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans can take years, if not […]

For centuries, Black lives didn’t matter

For centuries, Black lives didn’t matter

It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In the worlds of Democratic presidential candidates (don’t get me started on the Republicans), there is a compelling need to point out that Black Lives Matter and White lives matter. The problem with stating the obvious […]

For whom should we vote in 2016?

For whom should we vote in 2016?

During the last seven years, we’ve seen our nation go from an economically challenged state of affairs to one of confusion, division, hate and hopelessness. It isn’t what President Obama promised. But he did say he was going to fundamentally change America. He has done that, and we are in a worse position since the […]

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