Homeowner Bill of Rights: Protecting families from life’s financial storms

In recent weeks, multiple news sources have reported on the 10-year anniversary since the onset of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Between 2007 and 2011, 10.9 million homes went into foreclosure, with 8 million completing that process. Additionally, $1.95 trillion in ...

Not a racist bone: American values, traditions

I am always bothered when I hear a White person say, of him/herself or of someone else, “He doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.”

Enough is Enough. Vote! Our rights are too hard-won to take for granted

“Our first project was to become familiar with the voter registration process and all the impediments that kept down the number of Negro voters. These impediments were quite formidable and sometimes unpredictable. The stated registration process required passing a literacy ...

The absence of sensible immigration policies

The overwhelming majority of people that legally immigrate to the United States make tremendous contributions to the industrial, economic, artistic, scientific, political and intellectual life of our country.

Our justice system fails women

We cannot afford to continue to sit idly by and remain silent as the number of female inmates in Texas jails and prisons grows higher and higher.

Jim Crow 2018: Black voting rights under attack in America

From 1880 to 1965, there was an all-out assault on preventing African Americans from voting by having their right to vote deemed invalid.

College students share sagas of debt, disillusionment

College students today come in many ages and from many backgrounds.

Why the sexually assaulted keep quiet

The president of this nation went on the attack against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teens.

The criminalization of poverty

“The rich man and the poor man do not receive equal justice in our courts. And in no area is this more evident than in the matter of bail ... The man who must wait in jail before trial often ...

Children are saying ‘We are afraid’

The school shootings are scary, and we feel like nothing can stop it from happening. – 11-year-old girl, Indiana

The test of our progress

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Making their mark: Senators Booker, Harris stand for justice

“Gentlemen, I have always been persuaded that the stability and success of the National Government, and consequently the happiness of the People of the United States, would depend in a considerable degree on the Interpretation and Execution of its Laws. ...

Statement on the death of Botham Jean

Once again, we are experiencing the pain, sorrow and anger caused by the death of another Black male at the hands of a police officer. We ask with dismay: How can it be that an officer meant to serve and ...

Hoping that new safety law can be that ‘rising tide’

It was with much concern and the need to act that the conversations that would become Senate Bill 30, the Community Safety Education Act, were born. Summer 2016 was a season of nationwide unrest, following a succession of fatal interactions ...

The murder of Botham Jean and despicability of white supremacy

When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement officers left his body lying on the hot pavement for four hours while police looked for ways to sully his name.