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Watching a father & son
June 13, 2019
It is not just that the DJ Pryor and son video is adorable. It reminds the viewer of the components of love that must exist between a parent and child. ... read more »
Right-wing Disrupters
May 9, 2019
Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. ... read more »
Black Workers, Labor Unions and Justice
March 21, 2019
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  ... read more »
The Reluctance to Come Forward After Being Sexually Harassed
September 27, 2018
The debates that have unfolded in connection with the campaign to appoint Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court increasingly centered on charges of alleged sexual assault by him against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The attacks on Dr. Ford have come to represent everything that is so blatantly misogynistic about current U.S. society. The political Right has pulled out all of the stops to demean her character. One of the critical ‘arrows’ that is being fired is one that goes like this: why didn’t she come forward sooner? ... read more »
Is Trump Looking Out for Workers?
August 31, 2018
If you leave aside for a moment the horrendous assaults that Trump and his Republican allies have been conducting against American workers and their unions, it is still difficult to see how Trump’s views on trade are helping American workers. ... read more »
Relocating U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem a Bad Move
January 4, 2018
Most of the world immediately recognized that Trump’s commitment to shift the embassy to Jerusalem was a cynical move to appease his base. ... read more »
UNIONS STILL LOSING GROUND AND BLACKS HARDEST HIT
June 29, 2017
Organized labor is practically a shell of what it once was and regaining that strength is now a matter of urgent necessity. But Black unionists’ concerns are not a significant part of organized labors’ deliberations on regaining influence or real reform. For Black unionists, labor reform, in the public or private sectors, is mostly rhetoric not reality. ... read more »
Remembering the Scope of Katrina
September 3, 2015
There will be many remembrances written in light of the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. There are a few points I would like to add as we reflect on the scope and depth of catastrophe. ... read more »
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