For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.
The economic model of college athletics is going to change in the coming years. But change certainly isn't always bad. In this case, it will be good. The games will remain exciting and, most importantly, college sports will be more fair and just for the athletes creating the product.
Like her earlier films on Hank Greenberg and Molly Goldberg, Aviva Kempner's new documentary "Rosenwald" is a biography of a remarkable 20th century Jewish American.
In order to deflect from its record of torture and lack of any human rights, the government has attempted to make the LGBT community and women scapegoats. These two groups have suffered greatly under the current government and the military.
For four decades, some determined people sought to change the course of American history.Some ideals, are now part of the fabric of the country, like breakfast programs for inner city kids. Stick with this movie. It has a lot to say, a lot to reveal and is pertinent to today's testy police/civilian race relations.
If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."
Beyond the constitutional infringements, there are other significant consequences of "submit now-and-sue later," including the unavoidable loss of law enforcement legitimacy, and the cost of settlements brought by victims, a price ultimately paid by taxpayers.
As all the world knows by now, the characterization of Atticus has been damaged, if not destroyed, by the revelation in Ms. Lee's newly published novel, Go Set a Watchman.
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.
A group of freshmen at Duke University is boycotting a critically acclaimed book assigned for summer reading because of its gay-themed content. The book in question is Alison Bechdel's illustrated memoir Fun Home--which has recently been made into a Tony Award-winning musical. The memoir follows Bechdel's relationship with her closeted gay father, who committed suicide after the then-19-year-old author came out to her parents as a lesbian. It's a tough story to read, no doubt, but it's a reality that many LGBT people face.
Robinson lived in the East from 1947 until his death in 1972. Robinson found his greatest success in Brooklyn, but he could not have become the man he did if he had not grown up in Southern California.
Elders ask questions and learn how to build intergenerational movements, even when they do not understand younger generations. Elders build. Old people? They die. They judge and die. I submit that they kill young people in the process.
Du Bois is recognized as one of the monumental intellectual and political figures of the 20th century and certainly its most influential African American thinker. Author of eighteen books, Du Bois' writings challenged America's ideas about race and helped lead the early crusade for civil rights.
How is it, despite all our social progress, even with hundreds of people around, some people find it completely acceptable to spread such hate?
Even though this bill would protect citizens based on a person's race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, ancestry, age and/or veteran status, all of the opposition was clearly directed at LGBT people.