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Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

Scott Walker Dines At The White House

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Well, this might prove awkward. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is scheduled to attend a dinner at the White House tonight, a spokesperson confirme...

Black Lives Matter, So Do Our Voices

Rashawn Davis | Posted 03.28.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white.

Obama Surprises Deval Patrick By Calling In To Radio Show

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday morning for his final time in office, when he got a surprise caller. Th...

Massachusetts Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Supportive housing works. So much so that we have witnessed a nearly 50 percent decline in the number of chronically homeless individuals over the past decade as supportive housing has taken hold and proliferated.

This Is The Only Thing That Could Keep Hillary From The 2016 Nomination

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd confirmed what has been accepted as consensus: the 2016 Democratic presidential...

Here's How States Are Working Around GOP Food Stamp Cuts

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Repu...

Deval Patrick Is 'Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot By Police'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, ...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Signs Overhaul Of Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an extensive package of gun control measures on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The legi...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Measure Expanding Drug Treatment

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law on Wednesday requiring health insurers to cover up to two week...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Bill

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the gover...

The Backlash to the Backlash on Border Children

David Freudberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

It's difficult to imagine what these children anticipated upon entering the U.S. Almost no new arrival is ever really prepared for the whirlwind of U.S. culture. But they can't have been expecting the visceral vitriol that greeted some of these young refugees. The "backlash to the backlash" on the U.S. border crisis has now begun.

Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state'...

These 3 Governors Are Definitely Not Good Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) campaigned on Monday for Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is running to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). Pat...

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the U...

Massachusetts Bill Would Give People, Not The Government, Right To Decide Gun Control Issue

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The fact that the bill gives us the responsibility to protect people from using a gun to hurt themselves is something that the NRA wouldn't even understand, even though "We The People" is emblazoned on virtually every NRA poster that you can find.

Ed Markey's Hate-Speech Bill Earns Him Top Spot in 2014 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

US Senator Ed Markey doesn't seem like your typical enemy of free speech. Progressive and amiable, the Massachusetts Democrat is known mainly for speaking up on behalf of liberal causes such as fighting climate change and preserving funding for public broadcasting.

Massachusetts Working On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Bill Following SCOTUS Decision

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he expects to have a bill on his desk by the end of the month that would strengthen security around ...

Governors Join Forces To Take On Major Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Scott Malone WALTHAM, Mass., June 17 (Reuters) - The governors of five New England states said on Tuesday they would begin to share...

Massachusetts Democrats To Compete In Gubernatorial Primary

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle Boston, June 14 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Democrats nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer St...

Pride In Deval Patrick

Marc Solomon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Marc Solomon

It seems especially appropriate to single out Gov. Deval Patrick who is now in his final year in office and who was so essential in our efforts to defend the freedom to marry in the Bay State.

Gov Unveils $20 Million Plan To Tackle Opioid Drug Abuse

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, June 10 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday unveiled a $20 million package of proposals to tackle what he described ...

The Never-Ending Campaign

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

We have HOW long until the next presidential election? Some of us just want to say: Give it a rest... but there seems little chance. Recently I rode ...

"Best Is a Future Free of Fossil Fuels": Deval Patrick Inspires UMass (and Me)

A. Siegel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

Sometimes, a politician takes a commencement speech to make a statement of fundamental importance, to move past photo opportunity to political leadership. Such is the case with Governor Deval Patrick's 9 May speech at the University of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Governor Under Pressure To Speed Up Access To Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is being pressured to speed up access to medical marijuana. Advocates for medical marijuana rallied outside th...