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For Tanya With Love

March 7, 2013
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It has been almost one year since Tanya McDowell was sentenced in a Bridgeport, Connecticut courtroom to five years in prison. Police charged McDowell for “stealing” $15,686 worth of educational services from Newport, Connecticut for her son. While the two were, in fact, homeless and spent nights in shelters in Norwalk, a friend’s apartment...
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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

April 21, 2012
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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here The vicious attacks on women of color are not unique to the health care system.  This has been evident within the recent debate that followed Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney, stay-at-home moms, and work.  Whereas the GOP has framed Rosen’s statements as part of the Democratic Party/secular Left’s contempt...
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