12-10-2016  4:26 pm      •     

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center is joined by, from right, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Bernard Vaughan a local resident, Bishop Shirley Holloway, director of the House of Help City of Hope, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., speaks in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, where he proposed an overhaul for the nation's poverty programs. The proposal would make changes to welfare, food and housing aid, among other programs, to increase work requirements, make the aid more efficient and allow states to make more decisions about how it is distributed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

Rev. Jim Wallis asks that the new poverty plan proposed by Speaker Paul Ryan addresses systemic racism 

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Marian Wright Edelman hopes the renewed interest in Roots will spark much greater interest in an honest retelling of our history 

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Dr. Jasmine Streeter, Veternarian 

Dr. Jasmine Streeter offers advice when dealing with Flea allergy dermatitis on your dog or cat 

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Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) 

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the National Urban League's annual report on the social and economic status of people of color, first issued in 1976 by Vernon Jordan 

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Jeffrey Boney 

Jeffrey Boney says that it’s time we put an end to this new nationwide trend of killing Black people, then paying off their families  

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Why Bernie supporters should rally to Hillary, but maybe not yet     

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Provocative commentary from Republican Superpac chairman      

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Charlene Crowell is a communications manager with the Center for Responsible Lending. She can be reached at Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org. 

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Dr. Jasmine Streeter 

Dr. Jasmine Streeter writes about the dangers for pets who eat poisonous plants  

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Dr. Thabiti Lewis 

Associate Professor at Washington State University Vancouver talks about what Prince meant to his generation. 

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