Unwarranted Stigma in Sickle Cell Disease

Congress designated September as National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease.  Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited condition that affects an estimated 100,000 individuals in the United States and millions globally.

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Tax Justice: Our Nation Is At Stake

President Barack Obama recently called on Congress to extend tax breaks for America’s 114 million middle-income families that make less than $250,000. The President has also proposed to let the Bush era’s high-income tax cuts expire at the end of this year and use the resulting $1 trillion in savings over 10 years as part […]

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Education Is Key To Stronger America

I recently hosted an education event in which I invited Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, and Dennis M. Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, at Frederick Douglass Academy, my alma mater, in Harlem.

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Tax Cuts for America’s Students

It is extremely difficult to get a decent job in today’s economy without a college degree. As the cost of tuition rises, students are forced to take out larger loans to pay for school. America’s college students are finding themselves signing away their destinies just so they can have more opportunities to succeed in life. […]

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