My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.
Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.
Some day organized dissent will change the system that allows cases like that of Sandra Bland to occur; let's make that day happen sooner rather than later.
Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.
There is an answer to public education's poor performance: money; we will have to pay for it, just as we pay for a massive military budget.
Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.
It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.
While in police custody, Freddie Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at the neck."
A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.