We are all Trayvon Martin

We are all Trayvon Martin, even those of us who have never been trapped alone on a dark street on the thin line between life and death.


The new assault on affirmative action

Readers may be unaware that Communist trade unionists were pioneers in developing practical programs to integrate minorities and women into employment.


Disney uses black Princess Tiana character to sell watermelon candy

And not only was Princess Tiana used to sell the Valentine treat. Alongside her a white Sleeping Beauty is used to sell vanilla candy.


“The New Jim Crow” is must-read for social justice movement

Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.


University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.


Will Supreme Court deliver death knell to campus diversity?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could mean the death knell for racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses.

Anna Julia Cooper, 1858-1964: A fighter for equal rights for all

She was a leader in the fight for African American equality, women's equality and their rights in education, and for African Americans' and women's right to vote.


Getting off capitalism’s treadmill

The 1 percent not only made their way through the Great Recession, but also enriched themselves many times over.



Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.


Professor lists Obama accomplishments: Over 244 and growing

President Obama has 244 accomplishments under his belt since he took office despite fanatical Republican opposition aimed at wrecking his presidency.

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