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The Sit-Ins Remembered: A Fight for Much More Than a Hamburger

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Fifty years after the sit-ins, far too many people, African Americans in particular, and poor people and people of color in general, are denied their freedom rights.

Breakfast in Ocilla

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

I was in my father's hometown of Ocilla over the weekend. A small town in Georgia, the site of a horrendous lynching in the thirties, and, when I was a child, a totally segregated society.

That Was Mighty White of You Chris Matthews

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

I wonder what President Obama started to look like to Chris Matthews. Did Matthews still see him as a human being?

Chris Matthews Mind-Control Bobblehead

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Forget about race just like Chris! To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Assigning Value to Race: The Reid-Matthews Dilemma

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

With their racially charged comments, Chris Matthews and Harry Reid innocently exposed personal perspectives erroneously characterized as indicative of the views of most Americans.

State of Whose Union? Obama and Race at One Year

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Many seem to have forgotten that what is most important is not the man, but the mission.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

Angry Voters, Right-Wing Populism, and Racial Violence

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Some pundits who backed the Tea Bag protesters and Town Hall criers were well aware of the racialized content of their rhetoric.

Pat Robertson's Haitian Theodicy

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Irene Monroe

Religion-based bigotry has been the mainstay of Rev. Pat Robertson's bully pulpit. And he mounts this pulpit as an uber-God, possessed with an inheren...

New League Proposes White-Only Pro Basketball

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Ross

Finally, Klansmen and Nazis have a league of their own. At least, this may be the only major fan-base for a new league, the "All-American Basketball...

Dozens Cheat In Xiamen, China Marathon: Runners Used Cars, Race Chips To Fool Officials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Dozens of runners competing in a marathon in Xiamen, China cheated, according to race officials. Nearly a third of the race's top 100 finishers (50,00...

Bloomsbury Puts White Model On Cover Of Book With Protagonist Of Color | Michael Lind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The same publisher has done it again, releasing Jaclyn Dolamore's "Magic Under Glass" -- the protagonist of which is clearly described as having brown...

Coalition of Experts Demand Reforms That End Racial Profiling by Financial Institutions

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

On January 19, amidst reports that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is considering ditching his proposal for a Consumer Fi...

King's Dream: What He Believed We Needed to Do to Achieve It

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

America has made tremendous strides since Dr. King shared his dream with us. Yet his colorblind society remains elusive. To make it a reality, we need to take seriously what he said we needed to do to achieve it.

How Did You Spend MLK Day?

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalie Holder-Winfield

As time passes, the likelihood of forgetting Dr. King's life, his work and the tortured history of people of color in the Americas increases. Observing MLK Day is just one more way to hold on to the memory.

Obama Defends Himself Against Black Critics

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday rebutted critics who say he isn't showing enough compassion toward black America, citing his healt...

Swim Club Accused Of Racism To File For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — A suburban swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Hispanic children p...

Barack Obama: Naked, Black and Alone

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

Gracing the cover of January's Golf Digest will be none other than Pres. Barack Obama, joined by disgraced golfer Tiger Woods and the oy-vey-inducing tag-line "10 Tips Obama Can Take from Tiger."

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

Jewish Voices of Color Must be Heard

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

As we enter this holiday season, Jews around the world will celebrate Hanukah. The Jewish community is a diverse one, a multicultural and multiracial assemblage, by no means monolithic, representing millions of people throughout the world.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

The Strong Educated Black Woman in the 21st Century

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Sisters, the time has come for you to change the rules, and walk upright in all of your glory, beauty and splendor as a black woman. The rest will come. I promise.

John Brown's Body Lies A-Moldering in Upstate New York

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alfred Gingold

150 years after his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown looms ever larger in the national psyche, either a great martyr to a just and necessary cause, or our first domestic terrorist.

Designer Racism

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

The real angle behind Steele's denouncements of Reid's "race" comments deals with health care reform -- if you take Reid out, you deliver a crushing blow to health care reform legislation.

Addressing Race at the White House Jobs Summit

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Gordy

Young black men between the ages of 16 and 24 who are facing joblessness at 34.5 percent. It didn't strike me that the issue ranks particularly high on the White House radar.