The issues surrounding the debate on abortion and reproductive rights seem to be the same across the globe, whether in Muslim countries or in America.
As the second anniversary of the worst offshore oil spill in history approaches, the signs are not good that things will return to normal anytime soon.
It's a continuing game of racial politics -- now played by both blacks and whites in more sophisticated manner without traditional perversities -- in a regional system still struggling with historic black-white disparities and tensions.
We repeatedly express surprise when this unilateral power is used and are quick to decry the lack of principle behind some uses of the pardon power. Yet we never ask how a candidate would use the pardon power during the election cycle?
Why do I say that? I don't mean they are actually on the take. Too Third World. But they are fundamentally corrupt insofar as they tweak every decision they make that bears on politics in favor of the Republican party.
It was par for a K.R.I.T. show, brazenly honest raps and an arsenal of flows to go with that trademark bounce. Smoke DZA even got in on the fun.
Recent PPP polling might tempt some to unearth hackneyed caricatures about Southerners and social issues. But in fact, there are fewer differences between Southern Republicans and voters overall than you might think.
What's strange is that Mitt Romney thinks the way to win voters in the South is to turn them all into inarticulate, soul-food-eatin' caricatures.
In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.
In our romanticized and admittedly naive fantasy about life as a movie star, nothing is as unquestionably glamorous as traveling around the world on location.
Like most Creole recipes down on the Gulf of Mexico, this one has only a vague resemblance to its French counterpart. It is equally influenced by the other cooking traditions -- namely, Italian, Native American, Spanish, West African, and Portuguese.
What I learned of Black History when I was younger was personal, built on a family history of resistance
By Peter H. Stone...
It seems like the recent past has delivered some strange weather. Is it part of a long-term trend? A trend due to global warming? If you require rigorous scientific evidence, the answer, at least today, is that we just don't know.
Why does corruption seem to thrive in our wonderful state (and my native Chicago!), and what can citizens do to stop it?
My father was my umbrella; but he didn't just shelter and protect me. He molded me. He taught me the importance of community. I write this open tribute with no hesitation nor reservation to say that I am so proud to be his daughter.