Rep. Maxine Waters Tells Tea Party to “Go Straight to Hell”

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some stinging words for the Tea Party at a recent forum in Inglewood, Calif. At the “Kitchen Table Summit”...

Homage to a King

In spirit, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has taken his rightful place on America’s National Mall. Twenty-seven years in the making, the journey to...

Mothers’ Forum Pushes for Answers to ‘Flash Mob’ Violence

A diverse crowd of concerned parents and residents from a cross section of Philadelphia gathered at the Vare Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia, to...

Nutter Tells Teens to Quit Embarrassing Their Race

Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia may be the first Black politician to address “flash mob” attacks that involve majority Black teens rummaging stores and...

West & Smiley Impact on Obama Voters: Real or Fleeting?

Although Princeton professor Cornel West supported President Barack Obama in 2008, his recent criticism of the nation’s first Black president may be trouble for...

From Memorial in D.C., Dr. King Still Presides Over Peace in America

"This started 26 years ago," said Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation, with the vision of five members...

Clyburn Hopes for Success on Congressional Deficit Super Panel

As the highest ranking African-American lawmaker in Congress, South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn is no stranger to high pressure negotiations or controversy. Clyburn’s latest...

Black Londoners Say Class, Not Race Drives Riots

The recent riots in London were largely depicted by media as young Blacks rampaging through the northern section of the city, looting stores and...

UK Violence Raises Questions About American Unrest

A Black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in...

Jackson Doctor to Stand Trial in September

Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former personal physician, is expected to stand trial on manslaughter charges beginning Sept. 26. According to reports, Los Angeles Superior...

Dems Clyburn and Becerra Only Minorities on Debt Committee

During her last round of picks for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“Debt Supercommittee”) intended to help solve the nation’s debt crisis,...

The London and UK Riots: ‘It’s Not Just Black Youths Involved’

A fatal police shooting has sparked the most severe cases of civil disturbances Britain has experienced in 25 years. On the night of Aug....