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  • The Electoral College Is Also a Climate Problem

    As Published in The Atlantic on SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Peter Beinart Professor of journalism at the City University of New York     In a speech yesterday, Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump’s handling of the wildfires devastating the American West and pledged to “put our nation on the road to net-zero emissions by no later than…

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  • Lifting the veil: Why children are still getting married in America

    By Lucy Anna Gray, As published in the The Independent•September 11, 2020   Donna Pollard first met her future husband when she was 14 years old. She was a patient at a Kentucky mental health facility, dealing with the death of her father. He was her 29-year-old health worker. Donna had a difficult childhood and…

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  • Black newborns more likely to die when looked after by White doctors

    As reported By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 4:40 AM ET, Thu August 20, 2020 (CNN)–Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely than White Babies to die when looked after by White doctors, a study has found. The…

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  • Boys & Girls Clubs releases review of child sex abuse prevention

    Originally published by the CT Post By Hannah Dellinger , Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Local affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America do not uniformly respond to reports of sexual misconduct according to a third-party review of the organization’s policies made public Tuesday. While the organization has enhanced policies to prevent abuse over the years, its programming…

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  • When a Brand Stands up for Racial Justice, Do People Buy It?

    Originally published by Harvard Business Review by Geeta Menon and Tina Kiesler on July 31, 2020 “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” -Angela Davis, American political activist, academic, author Recent protests demanding social justice and the affirmation of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have provoked a…

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  • Is Economic Inequality Really a Problem?

    By Samuel Scheffler Dr. Scheffler is a professor of philosophy. As published in the New York Times on July 1, 2020 It is impossible to ignore the stark disparities of income and wealth that prevail in this country, and a great many of us are troubled by this state of affairs. But is economic inequality really…

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  • Authorities see spike in reports of child porn during COVID-19 crisis

    As reported by ABC30.com By Nathalie Granda Saturday, May 30, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic is providing a platform for predators. With more people online and at home, authorities are getting dozens of tips regarding child pornography. The Internet Crimes against Children Task Force helps several law enforcement agencies,…

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  • ‘A national disgrace’: 40,600 deaths tied to US nursing homes

    Marisa KwiatkowskiTricia L. NadolnyJessica PriestMike Stucka As reported on June 2, 2020 in USA TODAY The Feb. 29 death of a Washington state nursing home resident signaled a warning to long-term care facilities throughout the country. The coronavirus was no longer a specter; it was here and it could sweep through a vulnerable population, leaving…

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