We ought to regard the nation's criminal justice system as a distant cousin of the former Soviet Union's infamous gulag archipelago.
Unmistakably, poor Blacks drive through certain Missouri municipalities with a huge X on their backs.
There are many good reasons why Black people do not trust the police, prosecutors, and judges in America.
Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice.
In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African-American — and trying to cover it up — they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense.
We've now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to be killed.
I used to sing loudly with my children the Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog song, "It's Not Easy Being Green." I can only imagine the number of black children and adults who sing inside daily "It's Not Easy Being Black."
Long live the Spirit of the Million Man March … revolution!
While many students feel it is important to make the first day of school a fashion show, others can’t afford new clothes and are often stigmatized at school.
There is absolutely nothing that was done by either Eric Garner or Michael Brown on the days they were murdered that would justify their deaths. Nothing.
The flurry of polls released last week revealed that sharp disagreements exist between Black and White Americans about the killing of Michael Brown by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, about the street protests that have ...
I have often wondered about the zest and ambition of environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, Green Peace, Environmental Defense Fund, etc. They despise anything that advances our economy and improves the quality of life for all of America.
Regardless of what happens during all the legal wrangling, one thing is certain: the residents of Ferguson have had all the power they ever needed to make the change they have been seeking. And they haven't used it.
Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses.
Many African-Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males.