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Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Jan. 29 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing...

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Jan. 8 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   In the last few days of the year, most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

God does not give up on any child

God does not give up on any child

Nov. 6 | By Marian Wright Edelman Guest commentator   “I’ll take anyone,” Davion said. “Old or young, dad or mom, Black, White, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be…” It was a front-page story in...

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Jul. 3 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “We can change the world…Let’s believe in it; let’s make it happen so that someday soon we will visit the museum to see poverty because we will never see poverty in society. It does...

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Jun. 19 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend...

Where are our leaders?  What are our core values?

Where are our leaders? What are our core values?

Mar. 27 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College — for any college, for that matter — to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather...

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 23 | Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told nearly 2,000 people attending the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast January 21, “We need to wake up.”  Specifically, she urged the sold-out...

New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty

New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty

Jan. 9 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new...

Power is in your person

Power is in your person

Oct. 17 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “You know, when we started the farm workers movement, I remember going to many conferences, and people [kept asking] how do we do this?… We had to convince people that they have power. “Of...