Opinion

A Main Street and MLK Boulevard stimulus

For communities that were already in economic freefall before this recession, it's a catastrophe.

 

 

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Is Rand Paul,  a: prejudiced,  b: a chauvinist,  c: a racist?

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“Gone with the Wind” days in Virginia

In the 2006 Senate election in Virginia, incumbent Republican George Allen was defeated by Democrat Jim Webb after undergoing what is called here his "macaca moment."

Tea party’s ugly reality: racism, sexism, homophobia

The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.

Beware of the new racist counteroffensive

The election of Barack Obama has triggered a racist counteroffensive in much the same way as the North's victory in the Civil War spurred a counteroffensive by the former slaveholders and their allies.

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Mau Mau, Marx, & Coca Cola: 18th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The 18th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival was a U.S. showcase for independent, studio, student, foreign (especially African) political and progressive pictures.

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Does Detroit have a future?

Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.

African American equality and immigrant rights: united we stand

All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.

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One family’s “American Violet” experience

When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.

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MLK was a working-class hero

"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis.

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