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  • March 2, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    End the death penalty and redirect savings to programs that help victims

    When my 24-year-old son Scott was murdered in 1987, I was devastated. Losing a loved one to murder tears apart the lives of the surviving family membe...
  • February 27, 2015 |  The Remix with Dr. James Peterson

    Does Black History Month separate more than it unites?

    I've been thinking a lot about Black History Month. I get a lot of questions, often about "Do we still need Black History Month?" It�...
  • February 26, 2015

    Commentary: America's war on pot has to end

    I’ve drawn many cartoons advocating for the legalization of marijuana, both federally and for New Jersey. So last week, when both the ACLU and NAA...
  • February 26, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    To Tom Wolf: Childhood trauma is the elephant in the classroom

    An open letter to Gov. Wolf and Education Secretary-designee Riveraregarding injured, marginalized children in Pennsylvania schools affected by trauma...
  • February 25, 2015 |  Tribble Nation

    While you were sleeping: How to watch 'Puss in Boots,' plus Philly's Andorra and Lydia René

    Nertflix has a must-watch "Puss in Boots" series — even better on a 75-inch screen. We can't stop listening to Philly musicians Andorra...
  • February 23, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    Lady Hoofers creates space to support female dancers, choreographers in Philly

    The closest that I ever came to becoming a professional tap dancer was watching TV. I never pursued dancing for myself, but I still love to watch othe...
  • February 20, 2015 |  New Jersey Left Behind

    Commentary: Anti-testing folk, It's time to go digital

    Last Friday in Newark Public Schools, 3,500 students in fifty-six buildings participated in a PARCC simulation, a forty-five minute dress rehearsal fo...
  • February 20, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    It's time for Hollywood to make a movie about Bayard Rustin

    When will someone finally make a feature film about Bayard Rustin? Hollywood seems purposefully avoiding a story that rectifies American history and i...
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