You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again.
The Obama administration's record of guaranteeing loans to Black businesses is worse than George W. Bush's.
In all the hoopla surrounding President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, overlooked is that fact that our young girls also need to be targeted for special attention.
The children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sue each other so often that you need a program to keep up with the court action.
Despite the concentrated effort to neuter Martin Luther King Jr. by overemphasizing his 1964 "I Have a Dream Speech," his last days on earth were spent trying to uplift garbage workers in Memphis and planning a Poor Peoples Campaign that would culminate in a march to the nation's capital.
According to MediaMatters, the watchdog group, last year was a banner period for race-baiting at Fox News.
Many conservatives who actively opposed Nelson Mandela's protracted struggle to establish democracy in White minority-ruled South Africa are trying to rationalize their past criticism by either ignoring their earlier public statements or trying to place the struggle for a democratic society in South Africa in a Cold War context.
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.