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To Hell In A Handbasket

James Zogby | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

If we don't make a determined effort to understand what we've done and take steps to change course, we may defeat Trump but see the root causes of Trumpism fester.

Thank You, Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.

Jesse Jackson Saw Greatness For Bernie Sanders Back In The '80s

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

When he ran for president in 1984 and 1988, the Rev. Jesse Jackson had precious few prominent endorsers. Many African-American officials turned elsewh...

Jesse Jackson Had Dinner With France's Most Notorious Racist

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.11.2016 | World

Reverend Jesse Jackson has found himself at the center of political controversy in France after dining with Jean-Marie Le Pen, former leader of the co...

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

The 2 Percent Problem And What I'm Doing About It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The data doesn't lie. Silicon Valley and the tech industry have a diversity/inclusion problem. When it comes to access to capital, most investment firms and teams, and the companies that receive investment, are led by Whites.

A More Perfect Union: Connect the dots of race and intelligence

Antwan Dobson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Chicago
Antwan Dobson

Will we ever see the day when it's not unusual to see men of color as a part of high society without thinking they were part of some affirmative action program? Time will tell and God-willing we will see the day.

The Future of Bernie's 'Political Revolution' in Brooklyn

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is vital that Bernie sweeps New York on April 19. Concentrating on Brooklyn in particular is a strategically wise move. The area is New York's most populous borough, towering over Manhattan by some one million people, and overall Brooklyn makes up about 10 percent of the state's population.

Populism Isn't Going to Go Away

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democratic populism seems to be growing. If Sanders falls short this time around, the next time a populist runs, they may actually succeed. Bernie has already gone a long way towards transforming the Democratic Party into a much more people-centered party.

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

The Bernie-Hillary Show: Last Night's Debate Reviewed

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

On the Republican side, now that "Jeb" is gone, we talk about "Mr. Trump" or "Sen. Cruz" or "Sen. Rubio" or "Governor Kasich." But among Democrats, i...

The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party's Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

Democrats Hold Last-Minute Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Caucuses, ...

Hillary's Hypocrisy: Clinging to Obama After Her Racist Dog Whistles in 2008

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I received an email today from a black elder asking me to reprint a column I wrote for an African American newspaper in April 2008 detailing the persistent racism in the Clinton campaign as it tried to derail Obama's historic run for the presidency. She wanted me to "remind the American people of how far the Clintons had stooped" a mere eight years ago.

Love Your Neighbor - But Don't Quite Love Your Muslim Neighbor, According to Wheaton College

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 01.09.2016 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Dr. Larycia Hawkins is loving her Muslim neighbors as herself at a time when I will admit - we can use some neighborly love. And Dr. Hawkins could be losing her job for it. Is it really necessary for Wheaton College to nitpick the nuances of the differences between Christianity and Islam?

Altadena Son Of The South Hailed By Atlanta

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Rosa Parks and John Lewis are the subjects of one of Boyd Lewis' photos. Parks triggered the modern civil rights movement with the 1955 Birmingham Bus...

Jesse Jackson Joins Calls For Resignations After Laquan McDonald Shooting

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday joined a chorus calling for Chicago's police superintendent and a top p...

Chris Wallace Interviews Joe Biden

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.22.2016 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

This is Chris Wallace. In the wake of Joe Biden taking himself out of the race for President, I interviewed the Vice President at his official reside...

The Biden Scenario

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Jeff Wald

The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team

Two Months After Netroots Nation, Should Bernie Sanders Be Thanking Black Lives Matter?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sanders has shown since Netroots Nation that he understands that reality by addressing both areas where race and class intersect, as well as those where racial injustice inflicts harm irrespective of class.

A Biden/Warren Ticket: Announcing a Running Mate Would Be a Risky Endeavor

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

On paper, a Biden/Warren ticket appears to be a dream ticket in the Democratic primaries. However, history shows that when a candidate announces his running mate before the nomination is decided, there is a good chance that deleterious consequences will follow.

Police Shootings Are About Class As Well As Race

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Excessive force puts white lives at risk, as well as those of blacks and Hispanics. But the silence of the white community and of the white church is deafening. We need people of conscience in the white community to join with the growing movement grounded in the African-American community to demand reform.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

Why the Black Lives Matter Campaign Matters to Bernie Sanders

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bernie Sanders is unlikely to be the Democratic nominee, but he is having an impact on the primary race in several ways.