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Sirius Bonner 

Donald Trump’s new gag rule is disastrous policy that will disproportionately impact communities of color.

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Tesa Rigel Hines, Clinical Instructor of America Politics and Public Policy, Perdue University NW 

Did you notice the race of your barista this morning? What about the sex of your mechanic?

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What is the fallacy when someone says, “I don’t see color?”

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Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Political Analyst 

Blacks have been trying to level the economic and societal playing fields in this country for some time. When it comes to the concept of granting “reparations” to Black people as a form of restitution for the years that Blacks spent subjected to the barbaric institution of slavery in America, it has seemingly been overlooked and ignored by the majority of legislators that have come and gone in the U.S. Congress.

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Charlene Crowell, Center for Responsible Lending 

More than 44 million people of varying ages and occupations struggle with $1.5 trillion in student debt.

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By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor 

It was announced this past weekend that Japan will resume the killing and harvesting of whales. The only qualification, which, apparently, is supposed to make the world feel better, is that this will take place in Japanese territorial waters.

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Stacy M. Brown 

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet.

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Dr. Harry L. Williams 

Today, student loan debt is the second greatest source of individual debt, only behind mortgages, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Ruby Haughton-Pitts, AARP Oregon State Director 

As a black woman who is also over the age of 50, it breaks my heart when we receive calls from AARP members who cannot find jobs or even get an interview in a labor market that is screaming for qualified workers.

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Dr. Jasmine Streeter, DVM 

Dr. Jasmine reflects on how nature can help us develop resilience

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