Another case of Alzheimer’s

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The implications of the increase in Alzheimer’s patients goes far beyond the personal loss and sadness experienced by families. We are talking about immense healthcare costs. As I have witnessed in my extended family, an individual who is otherwise healthy can suffer a long and slow decline that can be not only emotionally intolerable for all involved but immensely expensive, sometimes to the point of personal bankruptcy. […]

To Commemorate Brown, Support Our Teachers

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Sixty-five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Brown v. Board of Education case, that the Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. That ruling ended legal segregation in public facilities, but it did not necessarily accomplish its goals in terms of school desegregation. Indeed, Richard Rothstein, the historian who is a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, wrote that in 2014, Black students […]

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Right-wing disrupters

May 9, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. […]

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Violence against females is a global epidemic

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     “We have an abundance of rape and violence against women in this country and on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender,” penned Rebecca Solnit in her book, Men Explain Things to Me. […]

Our Democracy is on the line, Congress must act now

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. […]

How Strong is Our Economy?

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

How strong is our economy? It is undoubtedly stronger than it was a year ago, but it’s not as strong as some claim that it is. Labor market weaknesses and inequality are of particular concern to African Americans. Companies are hiring, but they aren’t hiring enough African Americans to close the unemployment rate gap. There is legislation that might improve the economic status of African Americans. HR 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, would provide remedies to close the gender pay gap. […]

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The Only Word After Reading Mueller’s Report Is Impeachment

April 24, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The Trump campaign and his administration has been an international criminal enterprise that lies and has no respect for the rule of law. With the release of the Mueller report, all Americans must ask the questions in their heart, “Do we believe the president has committed impeachable offenses, and are we proud of his behavior as the President of The United States?” […]

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