The most dramatic assault on voting rights in the United States since the end of Reconstruction is currently underway. The problem is that there seems to be little to no national outrage about it.
Anita Hill accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment shortly after President George H.W. Bush nominated him as the nation’s second African-American to sit on the nation’s high court 23 years ago.
It is a story that America doesn’t like to look at, much less take the time to consider the implications of what that nation’s experience with slavery means in a modern world
It has been two years since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in a gated community in the suburbs of Orlando, Fla.
By failing to convict Michael Dunn of first-degree murder charges in the death of Jordan Davis, a jury in Florida has allowed the killing of the unarmed African-American teenager to go unpunished, as though his life had no meaning whatsoever.
In the aftermath of his television comments during a post-NFC Championship Game fit of rather innocent bravado, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been vilified by commentators and even politicians as something of a thug and a loudmouth. He has been condemned by people throughout the country—including Arizona Sen. John McCain—who have found his behavior indefensible.
There is something patently un-American and undemocratic about a group of people being denied representation in Congress
As New York City approaches the New Year, it is a time of incredible ascendency in the history of African-Americans in elective office in the nation’s largest city.
Ohio has become the center of national attention because of a series of voting bills in the Republican-controlled legislature
You know you’re in trouble when you travel to Detroit to court Black voters to the Republican Party