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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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.

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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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How the Greensboro sit-in ignited a social revolution

For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.

 

 

James and Esther Jackson and the long civil rights revolution

A celebration this week recognized the contribution of the Jacksons and the Communist Party in the struggle for African American freedom, and welcomed the new book "Red Activists and Black Freedom."

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Thousands gather to commemorate a legend

Thousands from all corners of North Texas gathered to remember a man who lifted a nation into the fight for equality.

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