Julianne Malveaux

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MALVEAUX: Dogs Eat Better than 1 Million Children

While the institution of apartheid no longer exists, the structural basis for apartheid is alive and well, given the level of poverty, the lack of jobs, and limited opportunities for education.

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MALVEAUX: Ikea and the Gap Fill the Wage Gap

Ikea gets it, so does the Gap. What’s wrong with the Congress?

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MALVEAUX: Blacks Haven't Recovered from the Recovery

President Obama's focus on the middle class leaves the poor where they have always been — at the periphery of economic progress.

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MALVEAUX: Did the UNCF Make a Deal with the Devil?

When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.

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MALVEAUX: A Pledge to Keep to our Youth

It is true that economists are projecting a better employment situation for college graduates who are entering the labor market now. At the same time, high school graduates who must save money for college incidentals or for other needs will have a hard time finding work.

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MALVEAUX: Remembering Maya Angelou

Many people will remember Maya Angelou for her phenomenal career. She was a true renaissance woman — an author, teacher, dancer, performer, radio personality and a producer. I will remember her a sister friend, a wise "auntie" who didn't mind pulling your coat.

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MALVEAUX: Dishonoring Our Vets

The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, was designed to honor those who died in service to our country. It is tragically ironic that around the same time we are honoring and remembering the dead, we are learning about deficiencies in the Department of Veteran's Affairs that negatively affects the quality of life for those who were injured during their term of service.

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MALVEAUX: A Slow Response to Nigerian Atrocity

The United States and the United Nations are nodding on Nigeria if they choose to do little more than offer lip service in this crisis situation.

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MALVEAUX: Supreme Court Continues to Limit Affirmative Action

What bothers me most about these anti-affirmative action cases is the implicit White skin privilege that compels them.

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MALVEAUX: Mental Illness is Our Dirty Little Secret

Mental health is our nation’s dirty little secret, and if it is whispered in the nation at large, it is a silent scream in the African-American community.

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