As camera flashes flared and world music thumped inside Rosine Hall at The Dallas Arboretum, the city carved out another deep notch in its standing as a couture beacon of the world
Twenty years after signing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.
Vaccines are not just a personal protection, they protect the community at large. Children receiving a vaccination help to protect those others from communicable diseases.
Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates is a political forum in which candidates are invited to present their platform to local residents. Also, residents in attendance can talk directly to the candidates and ask questions that will help them decide which candidate will best meet the needs of their community.
Al Sharpton recently spoke at the National Bar Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. I always take every opportunity to hear Sharpton because his speeches are filled with powerful and true phrases.
In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– White boys” who thought they knew everything.
I’m going to stick to my 70’s theme. Teddy Pendergrass had a very popular sing during this time. In the chorus of the song, “TKO,” Teddy made the statement: I think I better let it go. This is the message I want to send to my generation.
At the beginning of June, 85 mayors, governors and county officials from across the country – and across the political spectrum – signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. Today, we’re announcing that in the two months since then, 97 more state and local leaders have signed on – meaning that a total of 182 local leaders have pledged to end homelessness among the veterans in their communities by the end of 2015.
Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for Congress fully deserving its “do-nothing” label.
Last quarter’s rate of economic growth is good news, especially after the economy stalled, losing momentum in the first quarter of 2014
On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.
The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income citizens,
Prior to and during the Civil Rights Movement, Black lawyers were the protectors of our civil rights.
Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C., was China. That’s because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. Africa has six of the top 10 fastest-growing economies: Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda. From 2011-2015, Africa is expected to hold seven of the top 10 spots: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria.
Our country’s mental health system is in shambles, and many of the most severely ill are being harshly excluded from treatment systems. Many of the most severely ill are destitute or homeless.
The nation’s digital technology and social media companies are helping to transform how people throughout the world communicate and do business. In the process, Silicon Valley has become more than a geographical headquarter for digital and social media companies. It’s where cutting-edge technological research is being conducted.
Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles area resident bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border after fleeing from the brutal violence and poverty of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool J’s private listening session in New York City. He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.
At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.
From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.