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Take Me To The Waters

Posted August 19, 2011 | 11:18:40 (EST)

I must confess I've had enough: It is high time for black folk to stop beating down on those of our race who dare lift their voices to offer constructive challenges to the White House. I don't mean personal or mean-spirited attacks; there's no place for that in our public...

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Love in the Time of the Haitian Cholera

Posted November 2, 2010 | 14:30:16 (EST)

I've always admired the haunting beauty and sad grace of Gabriel García Márquez's novel Love in the Time of Cholera. But I never imagined that his title would conjure the force we'll need to fight Haiti's freshest suffering: an outbreak of cholera that threatens the loss of thousands...

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby?

Posted March 23, 2010 | 15:29:10 (EST)

To commemorate Women's History Month, the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 blog asked me to reflect on past accomplishments and explore today's key challenges as part of its ongoing 'Feminomics' series. Here's my take on inequality and economic recovery.

In the late '60s, the

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Lessons from Black History: Don't Ask, Don't Get

Posted February 22, 2010 | 14:52:55 (EST)

As part of the Roosevelt Institute's weeklong "Lessons from Black History" series, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Feb. 15-19, I was asked to reflect on what lessons from the past should be heeded to advance social justice in the future. Here's my take.

Last year,...

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'Terra Moralis': Why Truth, Accountability, and Justice Must Guide the FCIC

Posted July 14, 2009 | 18:34:12 (EST)

Reverend Marcia Dyson, a Roosevelt Institute Braintruster, outlines the principles that must guide the inquiry into the financial collapse.

"There is no respect of persons with God." (Romans2:11)

Amidst all the noise and bluster about seating a commission to investigate the causes of our financial ruin, let's not forget...

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