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Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

NYPD

No, we should not stop talking about police shootings.

Blogs

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015