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The State of Black America: All Talk or Action Too?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

As much as the black community despises the Tea Party, we'd be wise to learn a few things from the way they've come together to shape the direction of our nation.

My Highly Improbable Journey From CEO to Contemporary Urban Film Producer

Michael J. Critelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J. Critelli

I was chairman of the National Urban League's Board for five years, and served for 13 years, an organization that celebrated success stories for women and people of color. In 2004, I discovered such a story.

Education Reform and the Children Still Left Behind

David Chura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Chura

Students should be held to rigorous academic standards. However, teachers should be allowed some flexibility to evaluate their students' readiness and plan accordingly.

Daniel Beaty's 'Chosen Schizophrenia' Drives His Solo Playwriting

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

"Are you asking me if I'm a control freak?" Daniel Beaty asks me as I question his decision to turn an ensemble play into a solo work.

The Content of our Foolishness

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As much as the enlightened, historically correct bunch of us would hate to admit, Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally was a masterful stroke of PR geni...

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

Changing the Status Quo in Our Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The current state of American education is "morally inexcusable" and "economically indefensible"-- the time is now for our nation to stop talking about doing things differently, and actually do it.

Dr. Laura Got it Right About the N Word

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

N word users and apologists serve up the lame rationale that the more a black person uses the word, the less offensive it becomes, which is precisely the point Dr. Laura picked apart.

Let Change Happen

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

The situation in US K12 education is really bad: states are broke and the calcified system is unable to respond creatively; deep inequities persist; a...

Obama's Education Reforms Criticized By Civil Rights Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

President Barack Obama recently laid out a series of education reforms -- and many aren't happy about them. According to the Washington Post, a coalit...

Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Obama To Back Strong Public Option

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours before President Obama's Wednesday night speech to a joint session of Congress on health care reform, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus ...