The Weekly Column
The Weekly Column, curated by CURE President Star Parker, takes a close look at the issues facing America’s distressed communities and how we can work to fix them.
The Poor People’s Campaign has nothing to say about the data connecting family breakdown and abortion to poverty. So, when they storm the Senate over the next four weeks with bogus claims, we hope our elected officials will heed other voices.
June 30, 2021Read
If half the country disagrees with the other half about "core American values," what exactly can we expect public schools receiving federal funds to teach regarding the nature and purpose of our Constitution or about our nation's history?
Catholic Social Services sued the city of Philadelphia, through the Philadelphia Archdiocese, for canceling its 50-year contract with the Catholic social services agency because it refuses to certify same-sex couples as foster families for the purpose of foster care. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of CSS, finding that Philadelphia violated its First Amendment protections — and the decision is justifiably getting mixed reviews.
June 16, 2021Read
In an exclusive television interview marking the 6th anniversary of the day Dylann Roof murdered nine people and wounded thirteen others in a racist rampage of an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, Star Parker speaks with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) who was instrumental in helping the community come together in prayer and forgiveness after this horrific incident.
Listening to all the rhetoric in the popular media, you would think America is the most unfair, racist nation in the world. You would think that Black Americans are uniformly living in oppression and poverty, with no hope for the future, save the federal government arriving on the scene to their rescue — but the facts tell a far different story than what we are hearing.
The persistence of problems in Black communities stems from federal policies that pretend to fight the sin of racism with the sins of the destruction of life and family.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that births in the USA reached another historic low in 2020. For the sixth consecutive year, the birth rate dropped — this time by 4%. The average annual drop in the five previous years was 2%. How do we turn this around?
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Public policy should not be focused on inequality. Public policy should be focused on assuring conditions that allow every citizen to maximize their individual potential and ability to participate to the greatest extent possible in the economic growth and opportunity that is being created.
CURE recommends reforming Social Security by transforming it into a system of ownership through personally owned retirement accounts to replace the current pay-as-you-go government taxation and spending program.