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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 @ 10:22AM

Children Should Not Fear School

I remember during my childhood the “duck and cover drills” we endured in the wake of the invention of the atomic bomb. We cowered under our desks, not knowing what to think. Was there really the possibility we could be blown to bits? The Cuban missile crisis had everyone on…

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 @ 10:39AM

Citizen Trump

I am a huge Orson Welles fan. This weekend I decided to watch Citizen Kane again to escape the daily Donald Trump soap opera. Bad idea. It became a double-dose of emotional upheaval as I juxtaposed the various personality traits embodied by both characters. Kane’s character is at times pompous,…

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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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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 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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Monday, October 1st, 2018 @ 8:36AM

Voting Matters!

The social work Twitter community was abuzz Thursday night with a spirited Twitter chat highlighting the social work Voter Engagement campaign that is underway. These Twitter conversations are regular events hosted by #MacroSW.org out of the State University of New York at Buffalo where Twitter maven Nancy J. Smyth is…

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