2:54 PM / Tuesday September 19, 2017


Public policy after Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Patrick Chappatte, NZZ am Sonntag By Julianne Malveaux Hurricane Harvey did everything people said it would do, and more.  It either drowned or swallowed everything it touched in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont, the gulf coast of Louisiana, and a bunch of other places.  Already, estimators say that Harvey may be our nation’s…

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Making racism bad for business

September 8, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune By Dr. E. Faye Williams In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States.  Not surprisingly, people of color and Whites had significantly differing views regarding the subject.  Sixty- six percent of Blacks and 64 percent…

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The Black History Behind Labor Day

September 4, 2017

Photo: A. Philip Randolph during the August 28, 1963 March on Washington (Natioal Archives and Records, Labor Day was founded after the Pullman Strike of 1894, when President Cleveland was hoping to gain political allyship by honoring railroad workers. However, the story about the involvement of the Black Pullman porters in the labor movement…

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Surprise! The Blue Line is even drawn around Black cops who slay Whites

September 1, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Damond Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Damond was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. (Aaron Lavinsky /Star Tribune via AP) Noor’s defense…

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Guest Editorial: On race and place, Philadelphia must play by the rules

September 1, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune   By Brett Mandel Like each of us, cities earn their nicknames and, like each of us, cities may long for another nickname when saddled with a less-than-favorable one.  In a city with a mayor who just released a two-decade plan to be litter-free, Philadelphia may wish to…

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Guest Commentary: Praise The Lord, but Don’t Drip On My Pews!

September 1, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Pastor Joel Osteen  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) (Or, how Pastor Joel Osteen and his Hurricane Harvey conduct show why we need to retire the phrase “prosperity gospel”.) By Denise Clay Right now, the Lakewood Church in Houston is filling up with some of the people who have displaced by the floods caused by…

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Guest Editorial: Now is the time to focus on future Pa. jobs

September 1, 2017

By State Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) Labor Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contribution to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our wonderful nation. When the first Labor Day was celebrated in September 1882, it was at a time when American cities were the…

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A Self-Inflicted Wound

August 24, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Ed Wexler,   With the Charlottesville incident and Donald Trump’s presidency, the Republican Party’s chickens have come home to roost.   By Chris Murray For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun Forgive me if I find the recent Republican outrage to President Donald Trump’s response to the white supremacist…

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Donny’s Offbeat Dance Partners

August 18, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Daryl Cagle,   If you’re wondering why Donald Trump can’t seem to get his response to the incident in Charlottesville right, remember who brought him to the Presidential Dance.   By Denise Clay “You’ve gotta dance with the one that brung ya…” That line came from the late Molly Ivins, a political…

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