As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.
The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.
What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?
"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.
In the days of the past, the black church served as a beacon of hope for the lost-soul seeking grace and mercy.
Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.
Portugal's prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the right-wing Social Democratic Party, shocked many on Dec. 18.
Once the executions took place on June 19th, 1953, the fatal errors could not be undone.
Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.
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.