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P&G patent litigation harms consumers

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

Procter & Gamble enjoys a long, proud history as a major Cincinnati employer. Its history goes back more than 175 years. My first corporate job was with this magnificent company. Its main strengths are research/development and marketing. That’s why it’s all the more disappointing to see P&G take the low road of dubious patent litigation […]

Making strides for preschool

Making strides for preschool

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio’s tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York Gov. […]

Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Women get unequal pay for equal work

Women get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until last Friday [April 11, 2014] to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay […]

Improving the odds for America’s children

Improving the odds for America’s children

More than 40 years ago, the earliest planning for what would become the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) took place at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. CDF began in 1973 in a Harvard University-owned clapboard house. Our beginning was bolstered by a two-volume publication of the Harvard Educational Review in 1973 and 1974 among whose […]

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

When I first heard the news, my response was one of both outrage and a calm lack of surprise.  I knew that there was a very real chance that the Supreme Court, in its McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission decision, would make it even more difficult to have limits on campaign spending.  I suppose that […]

Equal pay for women helps us all

Equal pay for women helps us all

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get – or rather, what women who work full-time don’t get because of the pervasive “wage gap” between women and men. Correcting that injustice is one reason President Obama […]

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again. First the news: In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy […]

African diplomats shun Black business owners

African diplomats shun Black business owners

Last week I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo. Rosa is CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C.- based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa. She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations […]

Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame

Opening day for Major League Baseball always puts a smile on my face. This is the day that many of us treat as the actual beginning of spring.  While snow can always appear, you know that warmer days are ahead. Yet, this is also a day when I think about a tragic injustice that is […]