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Commentary

Reckless: The sad saga of Lawrence Taylor

June 5, 2010

His larger than life legend bookends in opposition: by the end of his football career, LT was known as the greatest defensive player in the history of the game; he was also known as one of the most troubled players the NFL ever had to deal with.

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Arizona backlash

June 4, 2010

Businesses across the nation have cut ties with entities originating in Arizona. In cities across the country, there have been massive protests, and in some cases, the governments of those cities and municipalities have passed referendums censuring Arizona and divesting themselves of investments with Arizona based suppliers.

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Kagan’s affirmative action achilles heel

May 18, 2010

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will plop an issue back on the nation’s table that hasn’t been seen or heard from or about in what seems like ages, and that’s affirmative action. Even before her nomination, Kagan had an abominable record on recruiting and hiring minority professors.

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Wall Street reform: Really? When? How?

May 9, 2010

Take the famous statue of the charging Wall Street bull that stands sentry over New York City’s financial district. The icon has stood in Lower Manhattan since 1989, appearing in ads, in movies and on book covers as the symbol of the banking and investment industry’s efficacy in…

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“By The Time I Get To Arizona”

April 30, 2010

The state that brought you the majesty of the Grand Canyon and the mystery of the Barringer meteor crater, as well as the incendiary reaction of Barry Goldwater and the infamy of the ‘no’ vote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday…

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The Jackie Robinson baseball won’t remember

April 22, 2010

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was effusive when for the second year he called on the baseball world to remember Jackie Robinson and his achievements. To honor Robinson, Selig required every player, coach and umpire to wear Robinson’s old Number 42 for one game as tribute.

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Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film

April 22, 2010

Vassar Professor Mia Mask has both a bigger vocabulary and a higher IQ than I do, judging by how often she had me reaching for the dictionary and by the many, marvelous insights about cinema she makes that had never occurred to this film critic before.

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Why great teachers matter to low-income students

April 19, 2010

In the debate over how to fix American public education, many believe that schools alone cannot overcome the impact that economic disadvantage has on a child, that life outcomes are fixed by poverty and family circumstances, and that education doesn’t work until other problems are solved.

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State legislators and physicians discuss health-care under Obama

April 1, 2010

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) and the National Medical Association (NMA) met in Virginia for the first day of a series of panel discussions between state legislators, physicians and other health care professionals at the Eleventh National Colloquium on African-American Health (NCAAH).

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