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Whitney Reminds, Black History Demands -- We Must Choose to Lose

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
David Alexander Bullock

The death of Whitney Houston was tragic. She was young. She was talented. She was beautiful. She brought us joy. Her death forces us to confront and consider the powerful lessons taught by loss and death.

Company Apologizes For Racist Behavior After Mayor Steps In

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

A top official at a German manufacturing company issued an apology Tuesday after African American employees at its suburban Chicago office said they w...

Voto Latino's Grammy Hits & Disses

Voto Latino | Posted 04.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Despite all the controversy fueled by the Grammys' elimination of categories largely received by people of color, there are a couple reasons why we can't be fully mad at the biggest award show in the music industry.

Jesse Jackson Enters Grammy Discussion, Considers Protesting Award Show

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the ...

David Sands

Jesse Jackson Attacks Law That Lets Manager Fire Elected Officials | David Sands | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Thursday to urge opposition to Michigan's emergency manager law. Jac...

Occupy Phoenix Update:

Diane D'Angelo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Diane D'Angelo

Sunday Dec. 4 marked day 50 of Occupy Phoenix. The movement that many pundits dismissed as the political equivalent of "Seinfeld" i.e., a movement about nothing--scored a triple play of successes this week.

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

What if the Occupy Movement Is a Revolution?

Max Berger | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

The greatest contribution the occupy movement has made thus far has been to inspire us to imagine solutions at the scale of our problems. This is a revolutionary concept.

LIVE UPDATES: Latest Developments From The Global Occupy Movement

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

Occupy Wall Street, a movement that began as a small band of protesters in Zuccotti Park, soon gained endorsements from major unions and progressive l...

Dr. King's Volcanic Mountaintop Seductively Explosive

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

This is not a play for the faint-hearted, but it is a celebration of life, love, and country.

Arin Greenwood

Cornel West, Other D.C. Protesters Released From Detention | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a day in detention, noted academic Cornel West and a group of protesters arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday, have been r...

Occupy Chicago Regroups After Recent Success

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

If the impending winter does not disband the movement, Occupy Chicago risks unraveling because of its own success.

Herman Cain's (and the GOP's) Confusion About Black Voters

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain's view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.

Gay Former Employee Accuses Jesse Jackson Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A gay former employee of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Rev. Jesse Jackson, accusing the leader of the civil rights group of s...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Hits Rick Perry For Defending The 'Slave Amendment' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) is calling out Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his full-throated heralding of the 10th Amendment, saying ...

Arianna Huffington, Jesse Jackson, and Laz Alonso: Reflections from the Table of Brotherhood

Zondra Hughes | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

These conversations at the Table of Brotherhood symbolized the unity Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked for, and more important, a cross-cultural awakening and call to action to better the condition of the human race.

They Hate Government -- Until They Need It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The economic disaster is a manmade -- not a natural -- disaster. Some economists, mostly ignored, warned about it, but could not stop it. And now, it will take federal action to repair the damage.

Larry King at Wrigley Field

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago
Sugar Rautbord

Larry threw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs big game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sold out crowd before Casey King pitched a fast ball as the bleachers shouted "LAR-RY LAR-RY!"

Top 10 Craziest Celebrity Rants (VIDEO) | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

Mel Gibson is not the first celebrity caught on tape going crazy and he won't be the last. Most celebrities aren't as nice as they seem on TV and ...

America Can't Be Saved From the Top

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.18.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

America can't be saved from the top down. The ship is leaking from the bottom. The debates on the campaign trail and in Washington must not continue to focus on topside staterooms while ignoring the damage below.

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATES: Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters Are 'Overseers of 21st Century Plantation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he is "the modern day Harriet Tubman" leading people away from the plantation, whi...

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

Burr Oak Tragedy's Mastermind Sentenced To 12 Years

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Fifty-one-year-old Carolyn Towns, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty and was convicted of a bevy of charges related to her oversight of an under-the-table...

Jesse Jackson, Black Leaders Are Right About Ending the War on Drugs

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

It's time for all of us to wake up and attack the problem of mass incarceration and the drug war. If there were ever a set of realities that are reflective of the persistent racial divides that continue to plague America, this one would be it.