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Julianne Malveaux



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Fifty years laters, women still get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on Jan. 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.

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The audacity of voting

I love voting. Every time I go into the booth, I see little girl me, pigtails and all, plaid skirt, white blouse and green sweater, part of my Catholic school uniform. Most of my relatives were Democrats, though my grandmother voted Republican a time or two because “Lincoln freed the slaves.” In 1960, I had the privilege of pulling the lever to elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the candidate that the nuns at Immaculate Conception Elementary School rhapsodized over.

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We need an attention span beyond Flight 370

If you missed the news about the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean, you must have been buried in sand. For three weeks, we have been bombarded with theories – was it terrorism? Pilot error? Something else? Now the story has evolved.

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Standing on the shoulders of a proud Black feminist

In a world that is dominated by men, especially White men, feminism is, for me, an empowering concept.

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Obama keeps promise to use ‘power of the pen’

During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to use the power of his pen to achieve the policy objectives that Congress continues to block.

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Celebrating [Black] Women’s History Month

Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley? Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer?

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Obama’s legacy, will the good outweigh the bad?

President Barack Obama announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed.

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Blacks have more reasons to be fearful than Whites

In the years after enslavement, Southern Whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No White “owned” a Black person, but many Whites behaved as if they did. Theoretically, Blacks were free to come and go as they pleased, but if they went to the wrong store, sat in the wrong part of the bus, or failed to yield narrow sidewalks to Whites, they could expect a physical confrontation.

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Children are collateral damage in war on women

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, he appealed to our nation’s employers to raise wages from the current minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. He has already signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to be paid $10.10 an hour, an only appropriate move since so many workers on federal contracts are living in poverty.

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Fighting poverty on two fronts, implementing a plan

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty.



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