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Op-Ed Newark

June 1, 2021

Winston Churchill once said, “Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision.” As a city recently granted back local control of its schools, the Newark school board has an opportunity to vote for courage. Newark tragically lost Octavio “Tave” Padilla who was not only a fierce friend to many and ...

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It’s been one year since the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic.  It was year that many of us will not want to remember. A year of unbearable heartbreak, pain and sadness. A year in which over two and a half global deaths were attributed to the virus. A year in which half a ...

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In September 1963, there was a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his eulogy for three little girls who had died in the explosion.   “There is an amazing democracy about death,” Dr. King said.  Those words reverberate fiercely today as we witness ...

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Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we pause to give thanks for the blessings that we have. This year, the holiday has to be different - it will be smaller and more somber, virtual and outdoors or indoors with few people and the windows open. That’s how we can safely, still show ...

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