Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.
Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.
Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.
Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.
Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.
Ron Paul has attracted a following that borders on cult-like, but his core policy positions should send progressives running.
One phrase most entertainment reporters fail to mention about Oprah Winfrey's 25 years as the "queen of talk" is "union employer and member."
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides, which contributed mightily to breaking the back of legal segregation in the South.
Jeffrey Perry's biography tears away the curtain of obscurity that has kept several generations of Americans from learning about-and learning from Hubert Harrison.
A great African American warrior for the people, Dr. Manning Marable, passed away on April 1st, 2011.