Congress must not let the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expire at the end of the year. Today 12 million Americans are on the verge of losing their homes because they owe more money than their home is worth.
As GOP primary voters lurch from Santorum to Romney to Gingrich to Paul and back again, one thing is clear: the Republican party is undergoing a seismic shift in consciousness whose appeal to the American people is increasingly dubious.
After years of incompetence, intransigence, malevolence and whatever else may explain how mortgage companies have managed to screw over millions of troubled American homeowners, a fix is finally at hand. This is how the Obama administration invites us to view the broad, $25 billion state and federal foreclosure settlement it struck last month with the nation's five largest mortgage companies.
There is no place for a federal judge who uses racist, divisive language.
Socioeconomically speaking, black America is in a rut -- a very long-lasting rut. Yet despite this, President Obama's national approval ratings among African Americans remain consistently high, with some polls placing it as high as 91%.
Blackness, and certainly black masculinity, is not, nor has it ever been a monolith. Gender diversity, quite simply put, is an asset. And any attempt to homogenize ourselves is destructive.
A new report is highlighting the plight of a population who always seem to be ignored when African-American leaders begin debating issues pertaining to the community. The report gives a number of good solutions to this problem. I have a solution, too.
Freedom as an American cultural value and freedom as a religious value are related but they are not the same. Freedom of religion is also freedom from religion.
This is not an election we can lose. If we want any future of a progressive, compassionate America, we must re-elect Dennis Kucinich.
As MLK explains it, "Drum Major Instinct" is the desire to be first, to lead the parade. It desires recognition, importance, attention and being first. The consequences of this unharnessed instinct are devastating.
In his ten line "apology" statement to Fluke he devoted all of two lines to a tepid, kind of sort of "I made a mistake" pronouncement in branding her "a slut."
Suppose, Mr. President, Iran gave a war and you didn't notice? Starting in 1979 with the seizure of our embassy in Tehran and the 444 days of captivity for our 52 hostages, Iran has been engaged in acts of war against the United States.
New York's most famous disgraced member of Congress is planning on running for another term in office, and it's making all the other New York Democrats crazy.
I spent this past New Year's Eve lying on the floor of a New England police station. Just hours before, I was enjoying sushi with my best friend Jamal; excitedly discussing his possible political appointment and promising career.
When we celebrate Black History Month, we often celebrate the successes of the Civil Rights Movement. But I never hear anyone speak of the many goals that the Movement did not achieve. One such goal is the goal of full employment for African Americans.
The "Nastiest Show on Earth" otherwise known as the "Slimary Process" -- the prolonged and agonizing Republican primary to select a presidential candidate -- is already being called the dirtiest of all time by political pundits and voters alike.