Opinion

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Blue lines, Black lives: Policing at a crossroads

Safer communities or more occupation? That feels like a bad choice. Blue on Black violence or Black on blue violence? That doesn't feel like a choice at all.

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Is a Black Lives Matter alliance with the police possible?

These past few weeks have been a devastating time for both the African American community and for law enforcement.

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Are Black men becoming endangered?

Our broken communities cannot continue to live in fear of the police; and their fear of us must also change.

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Tipping point: America confronts race and policing

Like most, we are profoundly saddened and grief-stricken by these horrific events; our hearts go out to the families of those killed, civilian and police alike.

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Alton Sterling, Black father of five, killed for selling CDs

Alton Sterling, 37, joins the seemingly endless list of Black people slain by cops and mourned by their neighbors, families and friends.

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Time for the NRA’s members to step up

As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing. 

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After Orlando, LGBTQ movement grieves

Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be impeached

Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.

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Going postal: when tragedy becomes a business

"I was doing my usual daily routine, putting the letters into their slots so they would be in order for delivery that day; then I hear it: Pop Pop Pop!"

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One year after Newtown and I am still angry

One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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