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Mar 27th


Civil Rights in the 21st century requires keeping our eyes on the prize

Last week I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion on Civil Rights in the Age of Obama sponsored by the Milken Institute.  Appearing with me on the panel were Ben Jealous, current President of the NAACP; Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Myrlie Evers-Williams, Civil Rights Icon and former President of the NAACP.  The panel was moderated by Dr. Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman College.  I was, as my father used to say, “Steppin’ in some pretty high cotton.”

On President Obama's 100th day, democracy hangs in the balance

On the 100th day of President Barack Obama’s administration, the Supreme Court heard arguments brought by conservative lawyers to try to derail the voting rights act.

African Americans mustn’t turn a blind eye to sexual assault on women

Last week, the Bennett College for women community came together to provide information on sexual assault awareness. We were aligned with many who recognize the month of April as sexual assault awareness month.  Indeed, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on April 8 marking the month and making important comments on issues that are raised when we look at sexual assault.

Fifty-five years later: American education separate and unequal

In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education on May 17 1954, the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution of the United States must guarantee equal education for all American citizens.

Letter to the editor: Intolerance abound

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In the last few months I have noticed a great deal of intolerance on issues of race by Twin Citians.  The Twin Cities is 25-30% of color.  Yet so many things about the cities are so politically correct.  People of European descent are always trying to paint themselves as so liberal, yet they are really are hiding their intolerance and racism.  It is easy to talk liberal. It is different to live it.


Time to dream big

The struggle to end the lock 'em up and throw away the key policies that resulted in the U.S. jailing more of its citizens than any other industrialized country has just won a significant victory.

America’s health care system is crying out for reform

It’s plain that our nation's health insurance system is broken: 46 million people in America lack health coverage—nine million of them children—and the number of uninsured is growing during the current recession.
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