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The state of equality and justice in America: Masters of our own fate

April 11, 2013

By Marc Morial “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young  In 1963, more than a quarter- million people gathered in Washington, DC to march for jobs and equality. The Great March for Jobs and Freedom was… [Read More]

One week later…

December 20, 2012

Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman More than a week later, we remain shaken by the horror brought to Sandy Hill Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 children and 6 educators slain there are the latest victims of America’s relentless gun violence plague. Each week, 350 children and teens are killed or injured by… [Read More]

One week later…

December 17, 2012

Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman More than a week later, we remain shaken by the horror brought to Sandy Hill Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 children and 6 educators slain there are the latest victims of America’s relentless gun violence plague. Each week, 350 children and teens are killed or injured by… [Read More]