In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the Black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal.
On the heels of allowing a campaign follower in New Hampshire to assert unchallenged last week that President Obama is a Muslim, Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump has strongly resisted opportunities to correct the public record.
Almost as surprising as Barack Obama's election as the nation's first African-American president is his success in not becoming a lame-duck president, a term normally applied to a politically weakened outgoing president's last two years in office.
Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.
Conservatives are attacking Planned Parenthood so viciously that you would be forgiven if you thought that the organization was running for president as a Democrat.
The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates, Aug. 6. But the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And we know why.
While properly appreciating the accomplishments of the Voting Rights Act, we should not lose sight of the challenges that lie ahead.
In the strangest of bedfellows, representatives of Koch Industry and Ben Chavis are working together on reforming the criminal justice system.
There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken.