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What's on Our Mind 6-18-2021

What's On Our Mind

This Saturday is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the emancipation of American slaves. Congress has now designated it as a federal holiday, thereby calling attention to the end of a dark period in American history. 

What's on Our Mind 6-11-2021

What's On Our Mind

This week, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, striking an economic blow to women who already are feeling strained under COVID.  The pandemic stalled gains made toward closing the pay gap because layoffs and a lack of child care forced many women out of the workforce.

What's on Our Mind 6-4-2021

What's On Our Mind

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student from Chicago, marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago.