It is morally indefensible and extraordinarily expensive that we have 14.7 million poor children in our country — 6.5 million of them living at less than half the poverty level.
As much as I admire William Edward Burghardt DuBois, in temperament, I am probably more like William Monroe Trotter.
There are two related violent phenomena that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism.
While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the ...
For too long, D.C. public charter schools have not received adequate nor equitable funding as required by law.
Why is making a plan for the end of life such a daunting and difficult challenge for African-Americans?
As if we needed any more evidence, President Obama's recent meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed a deep-seated hostility toward the plight of struggling historically black colleges and universities.
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing.
Most of us have simply forgotten about the frequent atrocities which were committed by White, Christian, Americans against Black people and Native Americans, sometimes just for sport.
There comes a time in the course of human events for persons who have been mistreated to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with those who mistreat them.
The three steps in social change are organization (especially protest), which leads to legislation (with pressure) and litigation (when legislation is not implemented).
For most of the last decade, James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroiter, walked to work every day. Of course, anyone who's not been on planet Saturn this month knows that simple sentence is a gross understatement.
It is certainly not proper for one head of state to go into another country without first notifying the head of the country he or she is planning to visit.
Activist and SiriusXM satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous tribute to entertainers.
President Obama knocked it out of the park during the State of the Union address. Instead of the kumbaya thing, he laid out his priorities to a Republican Congress that will likely block much of what he proposed.