The revolutionary hope of Christmas

Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of  elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.


Ten powerful words in 2013

From "drought" to "gap" to "Madiba" to "affluenza": a year of powerful voices and mixed messages.


One year after Newtown and I am still angry

One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.


Remembering Mandela’s visit to Washington

Mandela was greeted by a standing ovation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus erupted in cheers to welcome this great freedom fighter.


Hail and farewell President Nelson Mandela

With the death of Nelson Mandela, an era has come to an end.