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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 @ 9:20AM

Johnson C. Smith and Social Justice

March was Social Work Month. “Elevate” was the theme for the month chosen by the National Association of Social Workers and we in the profession are focused on elevating our game during these challenging times. Social workers in the trenches providing direct services to children, families and communities are hard-pressed…

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Monday, February 25th, 2019 @ 9:06AM

Remembering Nancy A. Humphreys

I will remember Nancy Humphreys as someone I wished I had met earlier in life. Her tenacity and determination to hold onto to an idea in which she firmly believed had a profound impact on my thinking about social work. Nancy believed more social workers needed to be actively involved…

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Thursday, January 24th, 2019 @ 9:32AM

It’s Time to Free the Hostages

There are limits to negotiating with madmen. The rule of thumb for negotiating with terrorists and other sociopaths is to never capitulate less you open the door for future hostage taking and extortion. Madmen possess no empathy or sympathy for their hostages. The hostages they capture are pawns to be…

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 @ 10:44AM

12 Grand Challenges Has Policy Ideas for Democrats

Democrats led by heir apparent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will regain control of the House of Representatives after eight years of Republican rule. They get to chair the committees and set the legislative agenda and, yes, they will control the purse strings. Many are supporting Pelosi because of…

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 @ 9:36AM

Social Work’s Rising Star in Congress

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of the House when the new Congress convenes on January 3, 2019. She has been negotiating on term limits for leadership with a few recalcitrant Democrats who believe it is time party stalwarts make way for more youthful leaders.  Many Democrats have…

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018 @ 11:12AM

Defending the Rights of Native American Children

Decisions made early in life often have profound consequences for the future. For too many children, decisions affecting their lives are made by policymakers and politicians who may or may not have their best interests in mind. The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor—a George W. Bush appointee—that struck…

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