How do I, as a victimized consumer, apply for said relief? You see, many of us used-to-haves out here in the real world are still trying to claw and scrape our way out of the hole these financial institutions dug for us to live inside.
No one, of course, is suggesting that merely disagreeing with Obama is evidence of racism. That's clearly not true. But we have a political party and a right-wing media machine that pander incessantly to the racist reactionaries in our society, often through code words.
When Holder speaks out on race, the GOP attack machine instantly kicks into high gear with a barrage of denials and then another deft turn of the racial table. This means the usual finger point of Holder as a race baiter.
Today I want to use my unique set of criminal justice experiences -- from both sides of the prison wall -- to help end the mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent offenders.
As prophets did in the days of abolition, the anti-lynching movement, and the Civil Rights movement, modern-day leaders, like Michelle Alexander, have traversed the country shining light on the myth of equal justice in our justice system. And on Tuesday, the unlikely duo of Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul joined together to address this myth by introducing the REDEEM Act.
Locking people up for nonviolent drug crimes has become the way of life in the United States. The more stories we can hear of those subjected to draconian sentencing laws, the better chance we have to fix this broken system.
Iraq is self-destructing. This led the Wall Street Journal to call for a few airstrikes and some American paratroopers to fix the problem, because we all know how well that turned out the last time, right?
Use of the term "uppity" has experienced a revival since Barack Obama's election as the nation's first Black President. More than a few of Mr. Obama's detractors have taken to calling him "arrogant" and at times, they have dispensed with the veneer of political correctness by even calling him "uppity."
One story risks being buried among all this other newsworthy stuff, and that is the vote which happened late last night in the House of Representatives.
We're all familiar with the golden rule, right? I'm not talking about the "do unto others" bit from The Bible, but the "He who has the gold makes the ...
The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.
Education is the last and most precious commodity in the ongoing pursuit of social justice, and African-Americans should consider more seriously the notion of access to better facilities, racial diversity and larger classes being false signs of opportunity and equality.
We see once again closing of public schools. Although the "appearance is race neutral," the reality is not, Attorney General Eric Holder has noted.
It's time for people of courage to beat our partisan swords into ploughshares and come together to help millions of people who have lost the power to advocate for themselves.
The relentless racial hostility toward Obama goes far beyond simply the routine racial lampooning and mocking of Obama in grotesque signs, posters, chants and harangues by loose-hinged tea party elements and unreconstructed bigots.
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.