The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was established in 1938. Since then, it has been raised 22 times. It's time to increase the floor for the 23rd time, from its current $7.25 to at least $10 an hour.
Republicans have made it clear that their next budget goal is to slash so-called entitlement programs. Democrats have failed to explain to the public that the misnamed programs are valuable and prevent millions of Americans, many of them elderly or children, from living in poverty.
Believe it or not, President Obama's decision to finally stand up to Teapublicans — a Republican Party hijacked by Right-wing Tea Party zealots — in the latest standoff over the Affordable Care Act and the debt ceiling was the easy part.
The Affordable Health Care Act is worse than slavery? It’s a ridiculous comparison.
There’s only one reason our HBCUs schedule games against schools whose head coaches make more than their entire athletic budgets: they earn a big payday, even if that means being publicly humiliated along the way.
Now that we've had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beyond his "I Have a Dream" speech.
On Aug. 14, Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to prison in connection with using campaign funds for personal use. Dozens of letters were sent to the judge on his behalf, but none more touching than the one written by his mother.
The reality is that we haven't reached our destination.
Several of us were sharing our views on radio Sunday night with Gary Byrd when my friend and colleague Cash Michaels urged us to remember that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while organizing poor people.
For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama.