For the past year, an organization called OUR Walmart has protested, raised questions and asked their employer, one of the nation's largest companies, to treat them fairly. They have asked for better wages, more full-time hours, and for the opportunity to earn benefits.
Marissa Alexander's incarceration and the murder of Renisha McBride have something in common. They illustrate the vulnerability of Black women, both in the legal system, and in the public perception of race and gender.
People wear masks daily, sometimes to reveal who they are, and sometimes to hide their true identity. What does this imply, then, about the White people who think that a blackface mask is appropriate?
The brilliant surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson is out of order and out of control when he compares the Affordable Care Act to slavery.
You don’t have to be from Detroit to be angry at what is happening there. And you don’t have to be from Detroit to lend your voice to an injustice that not only affects Detroit, but also the rest of the nation.
I am sick of the budgetary brinkmanship that plagues our government.
While the GDP has risen, and the wealthy are gaining income, those stuck at the bottom are still simply stuck.
Congress won't change its indifference to the poor unless somebody makes them.
President Barack Obama stepped on a big limb when he threatened "limited action" against Syria because the country’s leaders allegedly used chemical weapons against their own people.
In 1963, African Americans were desperate to effect change. In 2013, there is neither desperation nor a passionate push for implementation. In five or 10 years, when there is another commemorative gathering, how will history judge us?