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An Ode to Black Women and a Fair, Firm Message to ALL Others

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a Black woman in America, I have never known a time in my life when I have felt more unsafe, vulnerable and unprotected. This acute sense of insecu...

Charlie Rangel Begat Ed Towns: Something Is Broken In Brooklyn, Too

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Did Mr. Rangel begat the lack of ethics also present in the career of his colleague, friend, and staunch ally Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns of Brooklyn, New York?

Open Letter to Black America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

Why, politically, did we come out in record numbers for Barack Obama, then instantly return to apathy? Why do we remain suspended in a state of arrested development, believing that a dynamic leader will be our salvation?

Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid and the School Children Killings

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Charles Butler

It seems to me that President Obama and Mayor Daley are more concerned about securing the Olympics for the city of Chicago than the safety of the CPS students in the city.

Putting the First Amendment to Work

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Butler

Over the last several weeks we've heard our national Democratic leaders make false, misleading and inflammatory statements about the conduct of peacefully assembled Americans.

Rush Limbaugh: "Obama's America - White Kids Get Beat Up With The Black Kids Cheering" (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh couldn't resist trying to connect the brutal beating of one student by another on a school bus to President Obama, using it as an exampl...

Chris Brown And Now BeBe Winans! Black America Where Is the Outrage?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

How come the majority of people vocal about violence against Rihanna have been white women? How come black women as have not come together as a collective to say enough is enough?

The Folly of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Eric Copage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Copage

What if black Americans recognized Dr. King's birthday on the actual day of his birth, today, January 15th? We would make a collective decision, without asking anyone's permission, to exercise our freedom.

Your Pocket Guide to Speaking Palin-guage (Vol. 1)

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual you're "reckless." A Republican who doesn't fully vet is a "maverick."

To Obama's Black Hecklers In Florida: What About Some Research?

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

For the scared white folks who think Obama is going to lead the return of the Nubian Empire, the visual of him getting heckled by young black men should do much to settle those fears.

Oh, That's How He Talks!

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Nader said that Obama has to 'talk white' in order to win. Does that mean with a stereotypical patois? Does that mean sans ghetto? Regardless, he doesn't grasp that the nation is turning brown.

Obama has Made History but Can He Change it?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I'm not going to say that if he becomes president all of Black America's ills will magically disappear, but I will say that his nomination changes something.

Is Black America Strong Enough For An Obama Presidency?

Eric Copage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Copage

If Obama is elected commander-in-chief, mainstream America will watch him like a hawk, and it's easy to suppose that progress will stall for the neediest segment of black America.

When You're Wright, You're Right

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

The Wright/Obama story has been utterly mangled. It's a human story and a tragic one. Two decent men doing good work are being used against each other in a game of political one-upsmanship.

How Black America Can Revive Obama's Campaign

Slate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So much for the post-race horse race. The exit polls in New Hampshire were accurate for the Republicans and for the second-tier Democrats. The only mi...