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Trayvon Martin – Eugene Robinson’s take

One of my life-long friends is very confused as to why I’m talking about Trayvon Martin. I would argue that Trayvon reflects something about Black America and how it relates to America itself. From Eugene Robinson (one of the consistently brightest minds): Justice failed Trayvon Martin the night he was killed. We should be appalled and outraged, but perhaps not surprised, that it failed him again Saturday night, with a verdict setting his killer free. Our society considers young black men to be dangerous, interchangeable, expendable, guilty until proven innocent. This is the conversation about race that we desperately need to

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A Woman with Mental Health Problems crossed paths with MLK

This is not on the radar and not talked about in Washington. From CNN: In the wake of the Arizona shooting, the co-founders of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus want to make sure those who suffer from mental illnesses are able to receive the help they want or need. Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano of California and Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy, who founded the caucus in 2003, both acknowledged Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that more education and action is needed to improve the response to mental illness in the United States. Did you know that Martin Luther King

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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