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Rest in Paradise, Julian Bond

Julian Bond was a figure I had looked up to for many, many years due to his lifelong mission to combat inequality.

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An Open Letter to My Daughter

Discriminatory practices are and must continue to be challenged in the legal, policy, judiciary, corporate and executive arenas. Victory in such arenas must be achieved through political participation, litigation and ...

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To Finish What They Started

Just like the dichotomy attached to President Obama's election, Selma reminds us of how far we have to go.

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Recipes for Extremism

In his National Prayer Breakfast speech, President Barack Obama attempted to bridge the gap between Christians and Muslims when he rightfully stated that extremists who commit evil acts in the ...

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What I Learned from “Law and Order SVU”

While obtaining a Ph.D in "Law and Order SVU," I acquired a real-world understanding of how beneficial an individual's civil liberties are when navigating the criminal-justice system.

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What If He Were White?

The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., leaves us with an opportunity to embrace the simple notion of empathy just as Grisham's fictitious jurors did.

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Needed: The ‘Why’ Doctrine

Implementing the "Why" doctrine on simple and complex issues alike would conform our society to a more cynical and more-aware nation with a thirst for answers and knowledge that can't ...

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The 'Obama Effect' and the Jackson Mayoral Race

As local news stations and media outlets continually display nefarious activities committed by young African American men, it’s refreshing to witness young African American men being featured for reasons other ...

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SB2681: A Sinister and Heinous Attempt to Unseparate Church and State

On its surface, Religious Freedom Restoration Act appears to harmlessly promote an individual's religious right. But similar to an iceberg, the body of the bill is latent through a form ...


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