Fifty years ago, a depraved and savage crime rocked the civil rights movement: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
“The Butler” fills in the gaps in our mutual social, moral and political history.
Owners want them to sell tickets and jerseys, not take a stand on Trayvon Martin, or anything else.
We need to end all race-based injustice, not remain complicit with a system rigged to perpetuate it.
Revenge for criticizing the company that made a shooting target of Obama?
Bill Fletcher Jr. cheers black students who link arms with trade unionists.
It is sad in the 21st century that we’re still dealing with these ancient, ridiculous and – yes – hurtful stereotypes.
Thirty years ago this week, Harold Washington was sworn in as Chicago’s first black mayor, so it’s a good time to assess more fully the import of his path-breaking tenure.
He appears ready to aid in the continuing economic destabilization of the community that voted for him in record numbers.
Do we have the guts and faith of Robinson and Rickey to see hope and seek justice?
This month marks the 30th anniversary of Alice Walker’s winning of the Pulitzer Prize for “The Color Purple,” the first for a novel by a black woman.
She was an extraordinary human being, and we’re all in her debt.
Here’s to hoping for tolerance no matter your sexual orientation, race, religion or lack of same.
Blacks still seem to have Obama’s back, but does he have theirs?
Where previous Democratic administrations have been neglectful of black communities, Obama’s policy has been that of absolute unconcern.