Tag: Issue 1-11-2013

  • Resolve to End Homelessness in 2013

    It’s the beginning of the year, and resolutions are fresh. Exercise more. Lose weight. Spend less. Reduce stress. Gym memberships jump in January, and so do hopes that weight-loss programs and yoga classes will reshape our bodies and minds. But New Year’s resolutions don’t come cheap. According to market research corporation Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spent […]

  • Progressive Triumphalism Is Premature

    Under Democratic and Republican governors alike, and with the cooperation of a supposedly progressive legislature, Massachusetts is defunding human services and education and prioritizing corporate welfare.   This casual contempt for the less fortunate among us continues.  On December 4, the Governor announced further cuts under his 9C powers (which do not require legislative approval): […]

  • Letter from the Editor

    The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. looms large in our nation. As we approach the 50th anniversary of his landmark speech at the March on Washington, surely, books, documentaries, and other wares will extoll the virtue of this great man. The risk and violence of the era in which he […]

  • Honoring Dr. King

    As we get closer to Martin Luther King Day, I believe he would be proud of the strides we have made in the 45 years after his death. Minorities have accomplished much. Today we have a voice — a voice that, judging by the last election, is determined to be heard no matter how others […]