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We Called Heroin an 'Epidemic' When White People Started Dying

There was no "epidemic" when it was ripping apart families and killing users in black and brown communities.

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Heroin became 'epidemic' as race of victims changed | Opinion

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie met with President Donald Trump and took the helm of a new federal opioid addiction commission. A. J. Solomon, the son of state Supreme Court Associate Justice Lee Solomon, also attended the meeting. The younger Solomon, once a member of the governor's staff, spoke of his heroin addiction after "becoming hooked…

Milton WHinton Jr. is director of equal opportunity for the Gloucester County, New Jersey, government. He is past president of the Gloucester County Branch NAACP

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