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No, Paul Ryan Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt

Jason Sattler | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

This presumption that some people -- "in inner cities, in particular" -- are lazy isn't just insulting, it's a premise used by Paul Ryan and others to justify great cruelty while ignoring the actual sources and causes of poverty.

The Pope and Economic Development

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Now that the new pope has just been named TIME Magazine's person of the year, it is time, I think, that we take at least a quick look at what he is saying, especially regarding the world's economic order, especially in his latest document issued toward the end of November.

We Need More Broccoli Cities

Quentin James | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Quentin James

In cities like Washington, D.C., environmental degradation has a disproportionate impact on people of color and young people. Unfortunately, more often than not, people from these communities are not included in conversations about conservation and environmental advocacy.

Mitt Romney, Single Parents and Gun Violence

Monique Ruffin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

When Mitt Romney speaks of single parents contributing to gun violence, I believe he is speaking to me, not to white, single parents whose suburb-dwelling kids have good schools and enthusiastic teachers.

Don't 'Just Do it', Think for Yourself

LaVar Young | Posted 03.26.2012 | Black Voices
LaVar Young

The release of Nike and Michael Jordan's limited edition Air Jordan Concord XI a few weeks ago resulted in a string of violence at malls and shopping centers nationwide.

PHOTOS: America's Abandoned Places And How They Got That Way

Posted 01.12.2012 | Travel

The following is a post from David Schalliol, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The pho...