This past Sunday, the state of Georgia took a bold step in reforming its criminal justice system. The state implemented a package of new laws establishing alternatives to incarceration for low-level, non-violent offenders.
If our representatives want North Carolina to prosper in the coming decades, they need to stop attacking communities of color, low-income communities and others who disagree with them. Otherwise they will drag North Carolina backwards in history.
It's time for black advocacy organizations with built-to-last influence in advancing the Black American agenda to include HBCUs at the top of their priorities, and to increase the call for an immediate end to unbalanced reporting on these institutions.
The so-called "wedge" between LGBT people and people of color has been a red herring and tool of the anti-LGBT organizations for so long that, sadly, even our own community was starting to buy it. No longer.
How ironic that Young, who is African American, plays for the Detroit Tigers, the same team as Hank Greenberg, who in the 1930s, often endured similar anti-Semitic epitheths from fans and opposing players.
Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life. But this year -- the 100th anniversary of his birth and 25 years after his death -- his name is back in the news.
There are still some exemplary public servants out there who spend their political careers on the right side of issues. I felt that it would be worthwhile to contact to Rep. John Conyers, Jr. find out what he thinks about the current state of our politics.