As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues to devastate our community.
Not that much has really changed in Sweet Home Alabama once you look beyond the surface.
I am going to propose something our national African-American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It's time for us to switch.
On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But this year was different.
Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African-Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center.
Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the embarrassing fact that the United States lags behind more than 100 countries in the percentage of registered voters who show up on Election Day.
When it comes to issues important to the civil rights community, every Republican in the House and Senate gets an 'F.'
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn't left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder's mold will succeed him.
After being confirmed as the nation's first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.
Now that Roger Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is any closer to getting it right, as he keeps putting it, than it was when it dropped the ball in handling Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the league.