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Biosimilars: Another Untold Story of the Affordable Care Act

(16) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 10:56 AM

As the 2014 mid-term election season nears its final days, the American public has been saturated by a flood of campaign advertisements and literature attacking and promoting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Were it not the political lightning rod that it has become, many more Americans would have a much...

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The Beloved Community

(27) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 3:33 PM

Of the many lessons that life has taught me, none has been more powerful than what I have come to understand about the true meaning of "The Beloved Community."

The words, written by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce in the early 20th century were given their deeper contemporary meaning by Dr....

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The Maid and the Millionaire

(138) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 3:31 PM

I have to say it, even if nobody else wants to. I cannot be silent for another day, not as a pastor, not as a politician, not as a person.

In fact, I think we need to have a national conversation about how "we the people" have reacted to the...

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Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

(295) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 5:55 PM

Yesterday was a sad chapter in the annals of Congress.

It was sad for so many reasons. Whether you were moved by the heartfelt sentiments shared by my friend and fellow Congressional Black Caucus member, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, or the star chamber quality of the whole setting convened...

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Make No Mistake, Color of Change Does Not Represent Black Interests

(7) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 6:16 PM

The Internet advocacy organization Color of Change is not as focused on the needs and interests of African Americans and communities of color as they claim. Contrary to the 501(c)(4) organization's web site claim that it is "strengthening Black America's political voice," it has actually sat by silently or, worse,...

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Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 4:15 PM

On Thursday, January 20, 2011, U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush was a featured speaker at the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington, D.C. This was Rush's first public statement after losing his quest to serve as the...

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Small and Minority-Owned Businesses Should Help Drive the U.S. Economy Out of the Ditch

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 4:31 PM

While Wall Street financiers reap healthy profits off the backs of a bailout that U. S. taxpayers paid for and while leading U. S. businesses that could hire, incredibly, refuse to hire for reasons that make no sense to me and millions of out of work Americans, I, for one,...

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A Mother's Day Tribute from Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Robert Menendez, Mrs. Carol Blocker and Leading Women's Activists

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 5:31 PM

On May 6, on a bright shining day on Capitol Hill only days away from this Sunday's Mother's Day commemoration, U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), U. S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Mrs. Carol Blocker, Susan Dowd Stone, Chair of Postpartum Support International's President's Advisory Council, Katherine Stone, Postpartum...

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Melanie's Story: How One Woman's Tragic Encounter With Post Partum Psychosis Led to Landmark Women's Health Legislation

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 3:55 PM

This Sunday, thanks to the recently enacted health care reform legislation, millions of mothers throughout the United States, and their families who love them, should take a moment to reflect upon the work of thousands of women, like Mrs. Carol Blocker, who turned her pain into passion and made a...

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A Call to Arms to Save Our Youth

(9) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 3:36 PM

Right now, as the city I love mourns its way through yet another deadly weekend of gun-related violence, our youth far too often get caught in the crossfire. While the national media attention has receded, somewhat, from the tragic loss of life of 16-year-old Derrion Albert, an honor student at...

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My Hopes and Dreams for the People of Cuba

(17) Comments | Posted April 22, 2009 | 10:19 AM

A lot has been said and written about my recent trip to Cuba with my colleagues from the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. While much of the initial media interest rightfully focused on the historic meeting with former Cuban President Fidel Castro, on April 7,...

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