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Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

The Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years

World unprepared for Ebola because it knows no borders

When it comes to matters of trade and economics, experts are eager to speak of “globalization.”

The Justice Department after Holder

(NNPA) – Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn’t left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder’s mold will succeed him.

The Ebola case in Dallas and the U.S.

Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they ...

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 23, 2012, in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle

Voting Rights: Countering voter suppression moves

The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress ...

Race for the White House: Hillary Clinton v. Ben Carson in 2016

I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what Black folks will do when President Obama leaves ...

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.

More African Americans headed to Congress

There are 44 African American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent the highest number of Blacks in Congress in American history. But will it make a ...

Two faces of racism guided by misguided attitudes

What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of The New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television-hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffic in the ...

Breaking White silence on racism – Challenging oppression

On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism

NFL still dropping the ball

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday.

The New York Times schooled on Adrian Peterson

“Adrian Peterson Indicted” reads The New York Times online story by Steve Eder and Pat Borziof, Sept. 12.

Delivered gifts: A half-century of answered prayers

When my mother Thelma Williams first discovered that my older brother Gerald Williams was suffering from a mental illness two years after his birth she began praying and never stopped.

The boldness of the Congressional Black Caucus – then and now

Too often people who have experienced and endured long-term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains that ...

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