Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.
A hundred years ago, St. Louis and Baltimore adopted ordinances prohibiting African Americans from moving to blocks where whites predominated.
The killing of Trayvon Martin, the trial of George Zimmerman, and the public discourse in the aftermath of the verdict have awakened memories I had frankly put in the old news pile of my mind.
On this day in 1948, President Harry Truman ordered the desegregation of the United States armed forces.
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.