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Who Suffers the Cold?

It was four degrees Fahrenheit tonight and getting colder. I thought of those who choose or are forced by circumstances to live “on the street.” They are called the homeless and some seek the streets because of fear of shelters … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays, Fantasy or Reality?

Many of us fondly remember the pictures by Norman Rockwell that seem to define an ideal of family life in America. Think of that Thanksgiving scene with the turkey being carved. Young and old together in health and harmony. This … Continue reading

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Now That We Have Equity in Admission to Nursing Homes We Wonder at Their Quality.

The tragedy of the Hollywood Hills nursing home in Hollywood, Florida during Hurricane Irma brought attention to the conditions in nursing homes populated largely by Medicaid-dependent residents. In an article from 2011 we learn that the former steering of minority … Continue reading

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Race and Recovery After Hurricane Harvey

We are comforted by the images of the unity and resilience of the people of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. It will be those traits that will be so important in the recovery from the torrential rains and flooding that … Continue reading

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How Repealing the ACA Will Affect Minorities

Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst AAUW, May 2017 As the current administration attempts to end the Affordable Care Act, the ultimate impact of such an act remains unclear. Here is a piece that describes the possible negative impact on minorities and the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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We Need To Learn History More Than Ever

With growing concern about social manipulation in our society there is a great need to teach history in a way that sensitizes us to differentiating propaganda from information that can be verified and reflected upon in a mature and discerning … Continue reading

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“Ignorance as a Tool of Slavery”

Recent events have made us sensitive to the absolute need to make available high quality public education to all our children. This is not a new theme but it is essential to remember that ignorance is the tool that has … Continue reading

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