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  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
  • Holocaust survivors inspire students

    Holocaust survivors inspire students
    Seventy Holocaust survivors inspired an estimated 1,000 high school students by sharing their personal traumatic events at the recent Broward County Student Awareness Day recognizing the importance of Holocaust education. The event has been held...
  • Repairing the world, one kidney at a time

    Repairing the world, one kidney at a time
    No one hearing the news today can doubt that our country is suffering from great division on racial issues. How can we as a nation heal from these divisions and work toward greater justice and peace? One way forward is to value the life of another as...
  • Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial

    Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial
    When Rick Scott was asked during one of this fall's gubernatorial debates about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on the ban...
  • 'Religious freedom' or a 'license to discriminate'?

    WASHINGTON In the coming days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom measure. Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a "license to discriminate." They say the...
  • Race relations arguably worse in 'Age of Obama'

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...
  • Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

    Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
    Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy

    Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy
    Gavin Grimm was admittedly an angry child full of mixed emotions, desperately trying to fit in but always coming up short. "I love science and I used to tell people I was a failed science experiment," the 15-year-old Gloucester High School sophomore...
  • Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling

    Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling
    A black deputy fire chief whose termination from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was overturned on the grounds of racial discrimination last month will return to his post Wednesday, according to his attorney. Gregory Lawrence, the first African American...
  • Disney wins in union dispute over extra hours

    An arbitrator has sided with Walt Disney World in a dispute with its largest union group over how it distributes unfilled shifts to employees. Representatives of the Service Trades Council, a coalition of six unions, said they found out about the...
  • Engage in conversation about state of America

    Engage in conversation about state of America
    I am saddened by events of the past 90 days. In the year of 2014 and a black president, the need to have "the conversation" about discrimination continues. Although de jure and de facto discrimination existed before the Civil Rights Act, de jure...