Before it even thinks about cutting programs that literally keep people alive, the congressional special committee should make sure that the IBMs and General Electrics of the world pay their fair share.
The president could lose his reelection bid if enough Black voters stay home because they either do not believe the Republican nominee can win or they just do not feel the same urgency to show up on election day.
There is a human story behind every item in the federal budget, and if you don't balance your fiscal prudence with humane values, then you'll do what my grandmother used to say: you'll cut off your nose to spite your face.
I often feel that we are living in a split-screen world, where what part of the screen you are looking at will determine your perception of where things stand. And nowhere is this more pronounced than in the African-American community.
African-Americans' 21st century reality is simply this: it's time to stand for something different. The debate we're having is no longer productive. It's time for solutions that come from us, from within our house, our family and ultimately our community as a whole.
Today we meet Miles Morales, a younger multiracial and multiethnic Spider-Man. Even though Morales may remind us of the Spider-Man we're used to in the more traditional Marvel universe, there are definite differences.
In one sense, the major "African American Experience" unfolded not in the United States, but throughout the Caribbean and South America. The most important question that Black In Latin America attempts to explore is this: what does it mean to be "black" in these countries?
My head is spinning from the news in recent days. We've had glowing reports that "it's a new day in California" because new foreclosures are declining. But most evidence continues to suggest that the housing market remains in the tank.
Sadly, the killing of a young African-American man in the Bayview is not a rare occurrence. Now is the time for the City and the SFPD to shift the perspective on how to interact with low-income communities of color.
This country's lingering wars, its Tea Party policies, economic inequality and entrenched corporate power mean it has not fully learned the lessons left by the man we memorialize on the National Mall -- with a statue designed by a Chinese sculptor.
As LGBTQ Americans, we're not in slavery, but we certainly will be in a civil war as each state battles this issue. Whereas President Lincoln acted on behalf of my ancestor's civil rights, we need to call on Obama to move on ours.
It's the new Great Migration: black Chicagoans are "relocating" to the southern suburbs. But it's much bigger than a residential issue. Chicago is not what it used to be -- and I think I know the reason why.