Equality Before the Law—2014

Equality Before the Law by Garry Knight

Matthew Rozsa explains the difference between the perception of equality and the reality of discrimination.

A Reminder That Cops Really Can Be the Good Guys

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These generous and compassionate officers on the Boynton Beach police force embody the “serve” in serve and protect.

Fight Corruption in Politics and Take our Country Back

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It’s time we the people minimize money and corruption in our politics and take control of the election process as well as oversight of how we are governed

Lewis Black on Voter Suppression: “Not on my Watch Baby”

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Current voter ID laws are voter suppression laws. They perverse our democracy and perpetuate failures of the existing version of our marketplace of ideas

Marriage Equality Just Got a Little More Complicated

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In just a few days, six new lawsuits regarding marriage equality have popped up around the country.  — Six new lawsuits, really? Really, gay and lesbian couples? Is this really the way you want to be doing things? In the span of just a few days, six new lawsuits have popped up around the country. […]

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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The author shares his disturbing observations on race relations in 2014.

How To Undermine Your Party’s Most Convincing Argument In Two Easy Steps

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Congressman Alan Grayson and how to blow a hole through the party line.

Special Elections Aren’t Very Special

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Next week’s special election in Florida won’t tell us what will happen in the future.

How to Make Sense of the Michael Dunn Verdict

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A Florida jury could not reach a verdict on the most serious charge facing Michael Dunn, a first degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

A Boy’s Life Is Changed On A Jamaican Road

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Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .

Building My Father’s Coffin

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John Manchester was dreading the fulfillment of his father’s last wish: that his children build him a coffin. In the end, he discovered that working alongside his son and other family members was the perfect therapy.

Will the Defenders of George Zimmerman Please Stand Up?

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It would be nice if some of the people that told us to stop criticizing George Zimmerman earlier this year would tell us what they think about him now.

At 27, My Liver Failed and Needed to be Replaced

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Ryan Labbe was no stranger to liver problems, but at the age of 26 he began the fight of his life.

Former Marine Who Was Beaten Unconscious Defending Bullied Boy Would Do It Again

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“It was the right thing to do” says Wen Jones, father of two, who interceded when a boy and his father were being bullied by three men.

New Ebony Cover Features Dwyane Wade and Sons Honoring Travyon Martin

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Fresh off his third NBA championship, Dwyane Wade’s next magazine cover is taking him outside the world of sports.

Miami Police Tase Teenage Artist to Death

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Israel Hernandez-Llach was already an award-winning artist, on his way to recognition and acclaim in Miami Beach art circles.