Sense of Decency

Listening to others, seeing things through their eyes.

Bleeding Heart By DEBRA ROSE BRILLATI The very ideathat someone thinkscalling me a bleeding heartis an insultis at the heartof our inabilityto understand one another. If my heart did not bleedfor the pain of othersif it did not boilhot inside my chestat the sight of a childbeing separated from her motherif it did not send …

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By JENNA BOWER I took my dog on a reflective walk this morning. I left our house, a recently renovated bungalow standing in contrast to the dilapidated rental properties home to my neighbors, most of whom are black. Some people have lived here for generations. My husband and I moved into this house two years …

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Jamal Johnson, 63, is a retired postal worker and Marine who lives in Philadelphia but travels wherever his activism and passion take him. He’s been to Mexico to deliver food to migrant shelters; to Minneapolis, Seattle and Birmingham, Ala. to support Black Lives Matter protesters, and to California where he took part in a desert …

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