Opinion

Taxing millionaires to build healthier communities

For years, Lillian had struggled to keep her family safe and healthy amid the rising poverty, joblessness and growing crack cocaine epidemic in Bayview-Hunter's Point.

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Tax wealth not work!

Tax Day demonstrations took place by the hundreds this week from one end of the nation to the other.

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Snapshots from the world of the wealthy

Every spring, major media outlets start releasing annual reports on America's biggest income earners, and USA Today just helped kick off this year's surge.

 

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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

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We are all Trayvon Martin

We are all Trayvon Martin, even those of us who have never been trapped alone on a dark street on the thin line between life and death.

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The new assault on affirmative action

Readers may be unaware that Communist trade unionists were pioneers in developing practical programs to integrate minorities and women into employment.

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Disney uses black Princess Tiana character to sell watermelon candy

And not only was Princess Tiana used to sell the Valentine treat. Alongside her a white Sleeping Beauty is used to sell vanilla candy.

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“The New Jim Crow” is must-read for social justice movement

Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.

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University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.

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Will Supreme Court deliver death knell to campus diversity?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could mean the death knell for racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses.

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