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“Defunding” versus “reprioritizing” the police: language matters

The peaceful protests continue amidst emerging proposals for policy change, but will  they amount to anything? Longtime Boston leader and community activist Hubie Jones, in his unpublished book Black in Boston: A Lover’s Quarrel, came to understand the dynamics of … Continue reading

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Cory Booker’s on the move

Newark’s charismatic mayor, Cory Booker, took the stage Sunday at Salem State University’s Speaker Series.  A man on the move politically (he’s planning a run for retiring Frank Lautenberg’s U.S. Senate seat in 2014), he’s on the move physically.  Using … Continue reading

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NRA achieves its purpose

The NRA’s Friday press conference revealed the powerful organization to be utterly tone deaf when it comes to how to reduce violence and protect children. Do we need any more evidence of that than NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s comment that … Continue reading

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