Letter to Dr. King

You didn't know me when you were here, But through your words I feel you are near. I was too young for the demonstration, But I learned about you in my education. You said we all were created...

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III…The Hate that Hate-filled Dialogue Produces

(TEWire) - While conducting a town hall meeting in Tucson, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in the head Jan. 8. She struggles for her life in an Arizona hospital. Giffords was among 13...

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an American Icon

On Jan. 17, our nation will pause to celebrate and honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our most admired leaders whose vision, strength and courage helped bring...

Boehner’s Real Death Panel Replaces Palin’s Fake One

Until this week, the lies about death panels were some of the worst spread by Sarah Palin and the Republicans to scare seniors about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now...

Ben Jealous…An Urgent Movement for Justice

During the past two weeks, in response to successful grassroots campaigns, two governors have released Black Americans who had been railroaded by our nation’s criminal justice system. Together, these cases speak to the urgent need...

Elijah Cummings…Once more, into the breach . . . .

January is a month when Maryland families pause to reflect on the year just past – and make our plans for the months ahead. The Year 2010 was a year that evoked in me...

Making a Difference for Marylanders

The 111th Congress, which just concluded, began two years ago with an aggressive agenda complicated by an ailing economy that would throw a great many challenges in our path. We tackled these challenges head-on...

To Be Equal #50

As we close out the year, this is a good time to take a look back at some of the big events of 2010 that will influence our lives for years to come. The...

Georgia Prisoners Starting a Nonviolent Movement

Twelve days ago a group of men located in different cities around Georgia began a massive, coordinated, peaceful protest in support of justice and human rights. They used the principles of non-violence that Mahatma...

Pigford Passed, Now What?

As the nation celebrates the long awaited approval of funds to settle Pigford II, we have to stop and ask, what happens next? Does this truly make an impact on the state of Black...

A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele to Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

(NNPA) – Although the Republican Party appears to have gotten as much use as they wanted out of Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee told supporters Monday night he will...

We Owe Mr. Perry a Trip over the Rainbow

Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls, based on Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-winning Broadway play, was lambasted by movie reviewers across the country. Critics called the movie “a plain disaster,” and naysayers claim he “over-extended...
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