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Get Rid of the Slogan “DEFUND THE POLICE.”

Get Rid of the Slogan “Defund the Police” I am on board with protesting police violence.  I am on board with addressing “systemic racism.”  I am on board with police reform movements. I am NOT on board with violence and destruction.  I am NOT on board with inflammatory slogans. The frequently seen slogan: “Defund the …

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Angela Davis on Hope for the Future

Angela Davis on Remaining in the Struggle In recent years Leslie and I have been fortunate to participate in activities related to the independent news organization Democracy Now (Truth Matters NP Issue 1).  One event I attended with DN was a small reception at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the day …

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Health Disparities for Race and Ethnicity

Health Disparities for Race and Ethnicity On May 7, 2020, The Center for American Progress put out an article Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in the United States.  The link to the full article follows this section of the article referring to Black Americans.  The content has been not been altered. African Americans or …

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Racism, White Responsibility to Me

Recently I wrote an article about what “white privilege to me.”  The article is available at the following link: https://lookingleftnj.com/wp-content/uploads/TMNP-Issue-10-Final-.pdf   As an extension of that article I am writing what I believe my responsibility is, in the fight to eliminate all forms of racism.  I do this from the perspective of being someone identified …

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Coronavirus Tragedy in Senior Living

Coronavirus Tragedy in Senior Living Centers This is the second in a series of article about the Coronavirus and nursing homes.  The first article dealt with the reporting of cases and deaths in nursing homes across the country.  In this article I will discuss the challenges senior living centers have faced during the pandemic. Senior …

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May 4, 1970 Four Killed at Kent State. My Reflections

Fifty years-ago today, four students were shot and killed at Kent State University by Ohio National Guard troops.  Shortly before the shooting, Governor James Rhodes, (R, OH), referred to the protestors at Kent as being “worse than the brownshirts and the communist element and also the nightriders and the vigilantes. They’re the worst type of …

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