Black political power and influence appears somehow strafed and in serious condition since the midterm elections. Even President Barack Obama is not immune as he fends off assaults from both left and right.
A decade before toxic mortgages led to the worst housing crisis in history, artist Rick Lowe was addressing the issue of affordable housing through art. I met up with Rick to discuss art's role in community activism.
Seventy percent of African American children are raised by a single mother. That's an alarming statistic; however, there's a powerful movement empowering single parents like never before to help make a dent in those numbers.
Is Jim Crow back? Are African Americans, particularly African American men, once more suffering systematic discrimination on the basis of race -- a discrimination that locks them out of equal rights and basic citizenship?
Amid so many distractions of late, many Americans have lost sight of a truly remarkable accomplishment: Three of the most powerful and influential people in the United States today are African-American men.