When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting the severity of voting violations in jurisdictions covered by the act. As a popular Geico commercial says, "Now we know."
As we can now see, video can be a game-changer.
Approximately three weeks ago, I suffered a mild heart attack. Shortly afterwards, Robert T. Wade, a longtime family friend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., died at the age of 94. Against the advice of close friends and even some relatives, I attended his funeral last Saturday.
Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."
No United States president or first family has been more disrespected than the Obamas.
Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African-Americans and poor people than any modern president. But his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments.
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.
As much as I admire William Edward Burghardt DuBois, in temperament, I am probably more like William Monroe Trotter.
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.