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A Letter to Geraldo Rivera from a Hoodie-Wearing Black Latina

(Originally posted on Dear Geraldo, A three-piece suit and a tie would not have saved Trayvon Martin’s life.  Urging black and Latino parents to “not let their children go out wearing hoodies” and saying that the 17 year-old’s hoodie holds as much … Continue reading

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To spank or not to spank

Photo courtesy of Despite experts’ warnings, American parents spank their children to promote good behavior (originally posted on March 21, 2007 by The American Observer) Jennifer Greene, 21, learned to pronounce words and phrases months before her first birthday … Continue reading

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Pharmacists say ‘no’ to Plan B

If a woman assumes that she can purchase Plan B at her local pharmacy and her pharmacist refuses to dispense the emergency birth control because of his or her moral beliefs, she will have to locate another pharmacy where she can purchase it. Continue reading

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Housing near stadium will help Southeast’s tarnished image

(originally posted on November 2, 2006 by The American Observer.) The new Nationals baseball stadium will bring more than peanuts and Cracker Jacks to the district’s Southeast Waterfront area. Mayoral candidate Adrian Fenty was on hand for Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony … Continue reading

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Searching for recognition: Undocumented workers seek legal rights to work

(originally posted on September 28, 2006 by The American Observer) Outside a convenience store, a 38-year-old man waited to get paid for the construction job he did earlier that day. Wearing a baseball cap and a dirty navy blue T-shirt, … Continue reading

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