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A misguided effort to rename Dudley Sq. ‘Nubian Sq.’

Now African Americans are called upon to decide whether to retain traditions with colonial roots or to replace them with remote African references.

An effort to cure a common malady

For years, every February is Black History Month in America. Indeed, not every state embraces with enthusiasm the annual dedication to the achievements of African Americans. Nonetheless, it is generally agreed that this celebration has become part of the nation’s ...

Deceiver in chief

There have always been deceptive leaders, but who would have thought that so many Americans could be so gullible for so long?

Another national embarrassment

Trump’s derogatory description of African countries, Haiti and El Salvador is contradicted by the histories and high levels of educational attainment of the people hailing from those nations.

A job well done!

State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, the state’s highest ranking black elected official, is leaving the Legislature to take a job as a vice president at Suffolk Construction.

Private enterprise approach imperils American health care

Every European nation has some form of universal health care for its citizens. This was not true of the United States until so-called Obamacare was enacted. However, it cannot be said that the ardent critics of the Affordable Care Act ...

A leadership vacuum

The Civil Rights Movement launched a number of black heroes who will be long remembered. Leading the list is Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who demonstrated great courage as well as extraordinary diplomatic and political skills. Also well recognized during ...

The historical myth of white supremacy

Bigoted protesters at the pro-confederate rally in Charlottesville, Va. last September openly espoused support for the concept of white supremacy. They were equally disparaging of Jews. In support of racial and religious equality, fair minded Americans opposed the violence and ...

An executive approach to New Year’s resolutions

The best course is to start with a small list of improvements, be specific about the required conduct, and schedule regular periods to evaluate your progress. Everyone really knows what changes in performance will ultimately lead to success.

A threat to consumer protection

America is becoming a predatory nation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established with the effort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides the primary oversight for small investors and the working class. Donald Trump plans to vitiate the effectiveness of ...

Blacks well-served by Boston hospitals

America suffers from the chronic malady of racial prejudice. Consequently, whenever African Americans are involved in unpleasantness or an incident of inequality, there is an assumption that racial discrimination is involved. The Boston Globe series on racism in Boston asserts ...

We can win together

Clearly, Democrats will be unable to win in many states without the full support of the black electorate. It is not enough to expect support at the polls by doing little more than running election ads. Blacks as well as ...

The moral imperative of the Christmas season

It is easy for all but the devout to forget the message of Christmas. According to St. Luke (2:14) the heavenly host appeared to announce the birth of the Christ child and deliver the message that is often repeated at ...

Economic diversity is inevitable in Roxbury

It was just a matter of time before astute realtors would discover the beauty and convenient location of Roxbury. It is inevitable for Roxbury to become the home of economically as well as racially diverse residents. Those opposed to the ...

Facilitating consumer fraud

Working-class Americans should be concerned that Trump and his cronies are unwilling to support an organization to protect consumers against being cheated in financial transactions.

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