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The African-American Swing State

The African-American Swing State

Obama's re-election may require a repeat of the record rate of Black turnout in 2008.
The Changing Face of America

The Changing Face of America

While the African-American and Latino communities are growing, our fight for civil rights and equality is far from over.
Crushing College Dreams

Crushing College Dreams

On the very day that student loan debt reached the $1-trillion mark, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to extend the 3.4-percent interest rate on student loans for another year.
Distorting Civil Rights History

Distorting Civil Rights History

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has insulted the generations of men and women who put their lives on the line for equal rights.
Get Jobless Americans Back to Work

Get Jobless Americans Back to Work

With apologies to David Letterman and millions of other habitual list makers, here's my top-10 wish list for this year.
Too Many American Children Live in Poverty

Too Many American Children Live in Poverty

The latest numbers are a moral outrage and a wake-up call.

A Long Shadow of Doubt: The Execution of Troy Davis

As Justice Marshall once said, "the scandalous state of our present system of capital punishment will cast a pall of shame over our society for years to come."
Separate but Unequal Borrowers

Separate but Unequal Borrowers

A proposed mortgage qualification rule could end home ownership as we know it.

Trump Employs Birther Issue as a Weapon of Mass Distraction

Anyone with a modicum of intelligence can see that Trump's birther claims are nothing more than an insincere sideshow designed only to promote his personal brand and boost his TV ratings.

Entrepreneurship by Necessity

The recent growth of black-owned businesses continues the long history of African-American entrepreneurship in response to poverty, high unemployment, and discrimination.

Public School Funding: Separate and Skewed

In some states, districts with higher poverty rates actually receive less funding than more affluent districts.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: A Modern-Day Bull Connor

Maricopa County stands to lose $113 million in federal funds if Arpaio doesn't produce proof that he's not engaging in racial profiling.

Remembering Ron Walters

His quiet demeanor belied a passionate and lifelong commitment to civil rights.

College Basketball Graduation Rate Insanity

Too many colleges are putting big money sports over the education of their student-athletes.

In the News

The African-American Swing State

CityWatch | July 30, 2012

The African-American Swing State

YubaNet | July 24, 2012

The Changing Face of America

The (Los Angeles CA) Bell Gardens Sun | May 31, 2012

The Changing Face of America

The Holland (MI) Sentinel | May 31, 2012

Crushing College Dreams

The Jackson County (IN) Banner | May 23, 2012