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Presidential Child Abuse: Trump uses extortion on parents in effort to prematurely re-open schools

The President wants schools open in the Fall and he is threatening to withhold funding to those that refuse, this while several states are seeing record numbers of new COVID-19 cases each day. This...
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Underfunded before COVID-19: The false choice between healthy students and a healthy economy

No one wants to welcome students back to classrooms more than America’s educators. We know that nothing can replace the magic of a student’s curiosity when they are able to learn alongside their...
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Assault on public schools: Why Betsy DeVos is using the pandemic to privatize education across the nation

The administration escalated its insistence on July 12 that our public schools must reopen on schedule for the fall. On “Fox News Sunday,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told Chris Wallace...
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Close to a million international students could be expelled under Trump’s new college attendance policy

By David L. Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6...
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Common Council unanimously approves mandatory mask ordinance for Milwaukee starting July 16

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved a mandatory mask ordinance on July 13 for public spaces in the city as health officials continue to try to slow the spread of new coronavirus cases...
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Stop accusing the Black Lives Matter movement of ignoring so-called “black-on-black” crime

This article is an extension of a post I made on Facebook two years ago. It amazes me that much of what I said then, I am repeating now. Each time there is discussion of police violence against...
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Forward Latino joins civil rights complaint against harmful workplace polices by meatpacking industry

Milwaukee-based Forward Latino joined with meat workers and allies nationwide to file a racial discrimination complaint on July 8 to challenge the harmful actions by meat processing corporations,...
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At the doorstep of Muslim America: Finding unity of purpose within a diverse faith community

By Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University The death of George Floyd took place at the doorstep of Muslim America. He was killed in front of Cup Foods, a store...
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R. Richard Wagner recalls how AIDS challenged Wisconsin on its approach to public health

In the early 1980s, a new mysterious malady captured the attention of public health professionals. Initially labeled GRID, which stood for Gay-Related Immune Deficiency, these clusters of illnesses...
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The Sounds of Fear: Why terrified politicians are trying to silence American voters

These Republicans are telling you something right now, America. If you listen carefully, you can hear them. With every panicked and quivering move they are clearly testifying. They are confirming...
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Federal court approves Wisconsin GOP’s election restrictions in latest voter suppression effort

A panel of three federal judges on June 29 upheld a slate of Republican-authored restrictions for early voting and absentee ballots in Wisconsin, a decision rights groups warned could suppress votes...
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Plague and Punishment: When religion sided with science as a lesson for enduring COVID-19

By Phillip I. Lieberman, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Faced with a range of serious patient reactions to the COVID-19 disease, doctors and nurses have sometimes struggled to find...
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Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 070920

Voices in Union: with Reggie Jackson and Maria Hamilton – is a weekly podcast that focuses on the African American Diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It connects local concerns to national trends on social justice, and educates the general population on the...