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Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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Derrick Z. Jackson

Record touchdowns, but too many colleges still punt on disparities

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It remains sobering that not a single school in the Top 10 of the playoff rankings scored a Touchdown when it came to graduating black players.

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Hysteria over Ferguson grand jury an indictment of America

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The talk is about black violence, though the case is about a white police officer killing an unarmed black teen.

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Eelgrass could save the planet

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Sea grass ecosystems occupy a small percentage of ocean area but account for 50 percent of ocean carbon storage. So why are we letting the beds die?

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Calm Ebola hysteria with soccer

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If enough countries share their skills, the Africa Cup of Nations could be a skillful display of life going on in the face of a deadly disease.