One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: "If women want any ...
In view of politically motivated efforts to suppress the black vote in particular, I am hereby proposing a Shelby County, Alabama-to-Washington, D.C. march with the goal of getting Congress to protect the integrity of voting in the U.S.
I often wonder what the folks who wear the T-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the slogans they spout. More importantly, I wonder who makes the shirts and who sells them.
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.