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Mark Bello

Racism Must No Longer Be a Social Norm

On April 12, two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks. Before placing an order, they reportedly sat down to wait for an acquaintance to arrive. However, the store manager called the police and had the two men arrested for […]

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April Awareness: Bringing the Issue of Clergy Abuse into the Spotlight

A Pennsylvania grand jury will soon conclude hearing testimony about sexual abuse by priests in six Catholic dioceses in the state. A report is expected to be released in May. Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane launched the statewide probe after […]

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How Can We Arm Our Way To A Safer America?

In a recent New York Times op-ed, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had a clear message: Repeal the Second Amendment. Moved by the March for Our Lives movement, Stevens said: “Rarely in my lifetime have I […]

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Lawsuit Financial Celebrates Four Years Promoting Financial Literacy

April is National Financial Literacy Month as an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. That means they will not be […]

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Spring Break Safety: Travel Tips for Teens and Young Adults

While spring break is a great time for students to relax and enjoy time away from the books, it has also become notorious for traveling to party spots and “letting loose.” However, it’s important to not throw all caution to […]

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Four “Package Explosions” in Austin Could Be Hate Crimes

For the fourth time this month, a device has exploded in a residential community of Austin, Texas. The first three detonations were from packages left on the front porch of homeowners. In those explosions, a total of two people were […]

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Lawsuit Financial Supports March For Our Lives

As most of my readers know, on March 24 students and community members of the March For Our Lives movement will take to the streets in cities around the country to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. […]

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Is It Constitutional to Lock Up Immigrants Indefinitely?

Alejandro came to the U.S. from Mexico as a baby with his parents. He grew up as a lawful permanent resident. As an adult, Alejandro worked as a dental assistant to support his family. He was convicted of drug possession […]

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More Laws that Will Surprise You (Dumb Legislation – Part 2)

While most of our laws are obvious and reasonable, some laws seem…a little strange, even humorous as I wrote last Friday, in Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun. Click here if you missed it (you won’t believe […]

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Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun

Throughout history, legislators, nationwide, have passed laws to keep citizens safe. Some of those laws are sensible, appropriate and well-intentioned. Some are, shall we say, ‘unusual’ or, to be kind, outdated. Considering how difficult it has become for Congress or […]