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We cannot allow caregivers to be punished for GOP’s $1 billion Medicaid shortfall

By ROBIN SHACKLEFORD Last December, a report from the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) revealed a massive forecasting error which resulted in a miscalculation of the...

Insufficient funds

As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington and reflect on the recent affirmative action decision significantly limiting consideration of race...

What’s really the problem?

The education of Black children, or the right to educate Black children, has been a continued fight in the United States. To be a...

Choosing our destiny

There is an interesting scene in the 2006 movie The Good Shepherd. Produced and directed by Robert De Niro, the film purports to reveal...

Prime mover

It should have been just a normal story about an underdog team that overcame the odds (including those in Las Vegas) to win a...

After the funeral, Good Grief Now!

The raw, quiet ache of grief isolates. The flowers start arriving before you completely grasp the inevitable: losing a loved one. The busyness of...

Reading is fundamental

It’s fair to say that my immediate family’s financial resources were relatively scarce when I was a child. Fortunately, we never went without meals...

Looking to the past to inform and direct the future: A glimpse into Butler University

Watch week 11 podcast here. It is back to school, college move-in, and families are saying their goodbyes. Children welcome newfound freedoms, and trepidation is...

Time to abandon legacy admissions

I was a first-generation college student. Even at a very young age I understood the importance of obtaining a degree, and I always had...

State budget inadvertently funding school-to-prison pipeline

In the biennial budget, the state has appropriated $800 million more in cash for revised upward estimates for the Westville Correctional Facility rebuild. This...


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