Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Supreme Court’s Molotov Cocktail

With many preoccupied by the holiday season, making ends meet and the clowning of the endless Republican primary debates, few are paying close attention...

South Sudan Faces New Challenge — Ending Ethnic Violence

After fighting a bloody, protracted civil war to win independence from its northern neighbor, South Sudanese are turning on each other. The internal conflict creates...

Proposed Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Lacks Racial and Gender Diversity

The State of Florida has taken the admirable step of creating a Veterans Hall of Fame, but early recommendations omit women and people of color from the list of honorees.

U.S. Recognizes Libyan Rebels as Nation’s Legitimate Government

The United States has joined more than 30 Western and Arab countries — as well as NATO, the European Union and the Arab League...

Juneteenth Off The Record

People have a right to know and to be educated of their history with detail and precision. The story of Juneteenth is our history. I am proud not only to be a part of such flourishing narrative, but also to share it.

Barbour Struggles to Escape Good Ol’ Boy Image

Barbour aspires to the top seat of American government right out of the governorship of a state with the worst rankings in quality of life, healthcare, poverty, mortality, and prison population.

Should Blacks Celebrate Civil War History?

Many argue that we are now living in a post racial society. So why do we still celebrate Black History month in February?

Haley Barbour’s Southern Political Tap Dance

Giving signals of a run for President in 2012, Republican Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi appears engaged in his own racial tap dance of monumental proportions.

Cleaver Keeps it Real from Show Me State to Capitol Hill

The newly minted Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus has the distinction of being one of the few members within the Caucus to represent a district that is majority White. It’s considered an oddity within a Caucus that can attribute its growth to the explosion of majority-Black Congressional districts under the Voting Rights Act – and it’s typically assumed that all CBC Members represent overwhelmingly African American and urban districts. But, Cleaver’s 5th Congressional district is a bit under 30% Black, which may be a testament to his political skill and acumen in a state like Missouri.

President Obama, DNC Acknowledge Black History Month

With an African-American as president of the United States, February takes on a special meaning for the black community and the nation.