Restorative Justice and Schools: Putting Faith Back into Our Youth
When it comes to disruptive kids in school, the easiest solution is suspension or expulsion. Opponents of restorative justice will argue suspension is a punishment that will correct the bad behavior with the tough love approach. read story
FTT-Financial Transaction Tax or Flash Boys Transaction Tax?
At the top of the New York Times bestseller list in non-fiction is Michael Lewis' Flashboys; a detailed look at how the high-frequency computerized trading of stocks allowed sophisticated programmers to beat top institutional investors to trades and pocket millions. read story
The Advocate’s Corner: Fair Elections
In 1968, African Americans wrote an economic and social bill of rights that would promise citizens the right to a job, a quality education, decent housing, and more. It was part of the Poor People’s campaign and I like to say that African Americans actually had the first Occupy Movement. read story
Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children
As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. read story
If you missed the news about the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean you must have been buried in sand. For two weeks we have been bombarded with theories – was it terrorism? Pilot error? Something else? Now the story has evolved. read story
March Madness: College Athletes Win Right to Unionize What Does this Mean for HBCUs?
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