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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.

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.

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.

No Safe Passage: Little Rock to Chicago

Bernardine Dohrn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bernardine Dohrn

Remember the eight extraordinary students in Little Rock who ultimately required the presence of troops for their safe passage into the school they finally integrated? Where was Derrion Albert's safe passage?

Equating Reid and Lott Is Flat-Out Wrong and Just the Latest Republican Game

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Trent Lott could technically support and advocate segregationist policies as majority leader, what policy would Reid be in danger of furthering, based on his statement? None. That's the difference.

What Ails Black Women, Part 3: Discrimination And Repercussions

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Racial inequality is both individual and collective. The crushing levels of incarceration and police repression that Black men endure take a toll on Black communities and families as well.

On Immigration, Which New York Will Rule?

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Frank Sharry

Harold Ford voted for the infamous Sensenbrenner criminalization bill -- the one that would have thrown undocumented immigrants, and the priests, nuns, nurses and teachers who assist them, into jail for a year.

Why 'Obama Fried Chicken' Sign Was Erased from Clipse 'Popular Demand' Music Video

Politics Daily | David Sessions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A restaurant in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville that re-named itself "Obama Fried Chicken" in March is back in the spotlight after it appeare...

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

Words of Advice for White Would-Be Writers on Race

Mike Barber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Barber

No serious person is ever going to say it's racist to talk about race. That's nonsense.

Obama's Visit Stirs Rethinking On Race, Racism In China

Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. president, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confron...

Minority Population Growing, Dispersing: Fewer Congressional Districts Are Predominantly White

The March of Diversity | Saturday, December 19, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Hispanics providing the principal engine, the nation's minority population is not only increasing but also dispersing beyond the big cities where...

Casting a Wider Net for Green Jobs

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rinku Sen

The Applied Research Center has released a Green Equity Toolkit to help community organizations, public agencies and individuals maximize the shared benefits of green economy jobs.

Implementing CERD: A Call for Immediate Activist Input

Caitlin Watt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caitlin Watt

Advocates and activists should take this opportunity to make their voices heard on the pressing need to implement CERD's mandate to eliminate all forms of discrimination at this crucial turning point in American history.

Why I Don't Want to Be the Next Amy Tan

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

Let's focus on the writing itself: the characters, the language, the narrative style. Because if a review compared me to Amy Tan on those measures, rather than on just our shared culture, I'd be proud.

Black Leaders Rally Around Harry Reid's 2010 Campaign For Senate

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- A group calling itself "African-Americans for Senator Harry Reid" is launching a drive to help re-elect the Nevada Democrat. The effort,...

Institutional Racism

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The old definition of institutional racism was, and still is, a very good one. Simply put, it was racism by habit, rather than by intent.

Michele Brown: Christie Aide Who Got Loan May Have Helped Chris Christie Campaign For NJ Governor

New York Times | DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When news broke in August that the former United States attorney, Christopher J. Christie, had lent $46,000 to a top aide in the federal prosecutor's ...

Keep it Real -- Stop the Hypocrisy

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

We should hope there are more, not less, Harry Reids in the United States Senate. And, by the way, since when does the current use or reference to the word "Negro" carry such irreversible opprobrium?

MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Rev. Watkins, what you and your ilk are doing is the antithesis of Christianity and Christ's teachings.