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 ...

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. ...

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.

Trump’s ongoing scandals mask a radical agenda that hurts everyday people

Trump’s serial scandals – Stormy Daniels, the Russia investigation, the Paul Manafort verdict, the Cohen guilty plea, the juvenile tweets – fill the headlines. Beneath the noise, however, Trump’s appointees and the Republican Congress are relentlessly pursuing a radical right-wing ...

Show up against wage theft – take political action against ‘the other NRA’

Restaurant employees across the nation are facing a serious threat to their wages, pushed by the legal arm of the National Restaurant Association, or “the other NRA.”

White House official pens anonymous op-ed; West Wing in turmoil

On Sept. 5, The New York Times took the extremely rare step of publishing an anonymous op-ed from a White House insider claiming to be part of an internal “resistance movement.”

To those offended by the ‘Taking of a Knee’ movement

I listen with interest and anger to the people who say athletes – African American and those in solidarity with them – “taking a knee” are disrespecting the flag and, therefore, this country, even as those same people say little ...