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When poisoning children is just politics, it’s an American tragedy

blogs.rollcall.com — Who's to blame for the water that poisoned the residents of Flint? Was it Environmental Protection Agency officials whose political squabbling with state and local leaders delayed getting word to residents? Was it the governor and his appointed emergency manager who, with eyes on the bottom line, made critical life decisions for a worried ...
Feb 04, 2016

When Even Poisoning Children Is Political, That’s an American Tragedy blogs.rollcall.com/opinion-analys… via @rollcall, my colleague @mcurtisnc3

Feb 04, 2016

At #Flint hearing, even poisoning of children is political. My take on an American tragedy @RollCall ow.ly/XWiL7

Feb 04, 2016

When even poisoning children is political, that's an American tragedy: Mary Curtis bit.ly/1mghl6O @rollcall

Feb 04, 2016

In #Flint children were poisoned; politicians still play blame game. Latest @RollCall @TheOpEdProject @womenjournos ow.ly/XXabw

Feb 08, 2016

Will UN, celebrities shame politicians into talking action in #Flint? @RollCall @TheOpEdProject ow.ly/Y63r4

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Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control over her cells and - perhaps - peace

washingtonpost.com — It's not about money. Though many have made a lot off the cells of Henrietta Lacks, her surviving family members won't see any of it. But her descendants will finally gain some control over how pieces of the poor black woman who died in Baltimore in 1951 are used in medical research.
Feb 02, 2016

RT @mearest: This is significant news. Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control over her cells and – perhaps – peace wpo.st/dQV81

Feb 03, 2016

RT @ben_hr: Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control over her cells washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-…

Trump Is Gladys Knight -- Huckabee and Santorum the Pips

blogs.rollcall.com — After finishing first in the Iowa Republican caucuses in 2008 and 2012, respectively, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum were relegated to the undercard and mostly ignored pre-debate debate. Then the duo rushed (or perhaps hastily sauntered) to Donald Trump's veterans' event, one timed to clash with the main stage debate from which the front-runner was conspicuously absent because of his high-profile feud with Fox News.
Jan 30, 2016

Trump Is Gladys Knight — Huckabee and Santorum, the Pips. One-time leaders now backup. My latest: blogs.rollcall.com/opinion-analys… via @rollcall

Mother-Child Relationships Are Complicated. Ask Jeb Bush.

rollcall.com — Remember when your mother told you not to do something and you did it anyway? "Don't put your hand on that stove?" "Ouch!" You learned the lesson after much trial and error - your trials and your sometimes painful errors. Which brings me to Barbara Bush, former first lady, mother to one president and another who wants to be.
Jan 26, 2016

Should #Jeb Bush have listened to his mother? Check in after Iowa, NH. Latest @RollCall ow.ly/Xzffz

To Honor MLK, Stop Shouting, Start Listening

blogs.rollcall.com — When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. admonished the Southern white religious leaders who called his civil rights actions "unwise and untimely," he did it with empathy and understanding. In his 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, King prefaced his own strong, morally held belief in equality by calling his critics "men of genuine good ...
Jan 18, 2016

Column by my #PublicVoices colleague, @mcurtisnc3 --> To Honor MLK, Stop Shouting, Start Listening bit.ly/1ZwM1O1

Is This What Political Diversity Looks Like?

blogs.rollcall.com — In the 2008 presidential contest, a glance at the Democratic and Republican debate lineup was all it took to tell the story. On the Republican stage, there were recognizable faces - Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani - mixed in with Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, etc.

Report: Challenges, Opportunities and the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

nbcnews.com — It is fitting that a report on the status of black women in American politics was released in celebration of the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm on what would have been the late congresswoman's 91st birthday. Chisholm, who died in 2005, was the first African-American woman elected to the U.S.
Dec 05, 2015

Report: Challenges, Opportunities and the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm nbcnews.to/1N9Xb5D My latest via @nbcnews

Dec 05, 2015

On status of black women in American politics, w/ props to Shirley Chisholm. My latest @NBCBLK @womenjournos ow.ly/VwToU

Dec 06, 2015

Can black women translate voting power into elective office? What would Shirley Chisholm do? @NBCBLK @TheOpEdProject ow.ly/VxNvj

Dec 07, 2015

RT @mcurtisnc3: On status of black women in American politics, w/ props to Shirley Chisholm. My latest @NBCBLK @womenjournos ow.ly/VwToU

Convention CEO Leah Daughtry Makes History, Represents Generations

nbcnews.com — The Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, the Chief Executive Officer of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, has a hard act to follow - her own. She already has plans to make next July's Philadelphia gathering "the most diverse and the most forward-looking convention that we've had in recent history," she told NBCBLK in a recent conversation.
Nov 03, 2015

Introducing my friend. Black Women Lead: Meet Leah Daughtry, Democratic National Convention CEO nbcnews.to/1ROWYaX via @nbcnews

Nov 03, 2015

Black Women Lead: Meet Leah Daughtry, Democratic National Convention CEO. nbcnews.to/1ROWYaX via My latest @nbcnews

Nov 03, 2015

Black Women Lead: Meet Leah Daughtry, Democratic National Convention CEO nbcnews.to/1ROWYaX via @nbcnews

Nov 03, 2015

Black Women Lead: Meet Leah Daughtry, Democratic National Convention CEO nbcnews.to/1ROWYaX via @nbcnews

Nov 03, 2015

Democratic Convention CEO Leah Daughtry inspired by Fannie Lou Hamer, those who paved the way @NBCBLK ow.ly/Ud6fV #politics #p2

'Fire Starters' in Women's Philanthropy Focus on Regeneration

womensenews.org — CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WOMENSENEWS)--It may be the season when the national focus on donors turns to the political campaigns, but recently 300 women from 23 states came here to share insight and inspiration about something quite different: women's collective giving.
Nov 03, 2015

Women taking lead in US philanthropy efforts. My report at #CLT national conference @Womens_eNews ow.ly/UbpPx

Pope Francis Inspires Black Catholics, Despite Complicated Church History On Race

wlrn.org — Every time Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners, embraces an orphan, speaks of social justice and "the least of these," it reflects the Catholic Church as I would like it to be, the church of the Scriptures. Pope Francis has not altered doctrine or dogma; yet words and deeds have their own kind of power.
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Feb 11, 2016

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Feb 11, 2016

As Intraparty Divisions Fade, New Hampshire Gears Up for Next Competitive Race @sfpathe atr.rollcall.com/intraparty-div… via @rollcall

Feb 11, 2016

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Feb 09, 2016

Mary C. Curtis Weighs In On Possible LGBT Changes To Charlotte’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance w/ @tbates97 wccbcharlotte.com/video/mary-c-c…


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