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Why 8 Million (or More) African-Americans are Unregistered

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

By not voting, the critics say, blacks betray the struggle and sacrifice of those who fought and in some cases died for their rights to vote. This guilt laden reprimand is much too simplistic.

Did Palin Really Say She Wouldn't Hire Blacks?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Palin's color blind posture may be nothing but a convenient excuse not to seek out, and hire and promote African-Americans and other minorities in her administration, no matter how qualified.

The Hidden Treasure of Organic Food ... For Some of Us

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Grocery stores are pretty sparse in Auburn Gresham, where I live, and many other predominantly black communities on Chicago's South Side.

A Big Week For Flawed Voter Matching Experiments

The Brennan Center for Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Brennan Center for Justice

Why would public servants push flawed policies proven time and again to unfairly disenfranchise American voters, and particularly voters of color? Well, you can draw your own conclusions.

Consciousness Rising

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Simmons

Obama's spiritual concern underlies a deep compassion and toughness that comes from being in touch with and at ease with himself. This is what mindfulness is all about. It makes you strong in every way.

America: Yours, Mine, and Ours (Part 1)

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Part One: Yours, Mine... One of the things I hoped for when Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, was that she would introduce people to ...

Is Barack Obama's Candidacy About Race?

Bill Blanning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Blanning

The simple fact that an African-American is in line for the presidency serves to affirm for all of us our belief in America's best ideals.

Black Republican Flips Out at RNC

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Young Turks have been broadcasting all week long from the Republican National Convention. We have had some really interesting interviews with Dunc...

Democratic Convention, Day 3: Wow!

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Message delivered? That the Obama Camp is a quick study. (Compare Wednesday night's production to Monday night's.) It's a good message if you're marketing an inexperienced candidate.

Vote for Obama Because He's Black

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Here's the thing - people are going to vote against Obama because he's black. This is the country we live in. And I know, he's only half black, yadda...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Tests The Waters Of Race As Campaign Issue | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Has John McCain started to aggressively court the white vote? It sounds like a question with an obvious answer. But when facing the first black nomin...

Forget Apologizing to Obama, Jackson Should Apologize to Blacks for His N Word Hypocrisy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Jackson should immediately apologize to blacks for not only trashing them, but also apologize for his hypocrisy. But that's not all.

Obama's Sort Of Audacious Southern Strategy

Ben Mishkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Mishkin

Barack Obama's "Southern Strategy" based on expected "historic turnout in the African-American community" has come under scrutiny recently, setting off a new round of debate on the matter in the blogosphere.

Message to George Will: Racism Ignored is Justice Denied

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

The knee-jerk conclusion by some is that more black and brown people are in prison because the commit the majority of the crimes. But a closer inspection paints a vastly different picture.

The Greatest Unknown Scandal of Our Time

Allan Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Lichtman

The 2000 presidential election was not decided by hanging chads, recounts, a flawed felon list, or intervention by the Supreme Court. It was decided b...

Why Do We Stick With Her?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

The personal answer for me is that I am loyal. But I want to focus on trying to translate for my friends, just what it is about this campaign that keeps the enthusiasm of her supporters.

Reverend Wright In Jesse Helms's North Carolina

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Reverend Wright is a problem in North Carolina. Down-ticket Dems hare already injecting race into their races. Jesse Helms was such a force in this state for so long that "some of that" is still lingering.

An African-American Grand Old Party

Lonnee Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lonnee Hamilton

If Hillary steals the nomination, there will be race division within the Democratic party. If McCain chooses Rice or Powell as VP, he would be masterfully positioning the Republican party as moving beyond its racist past.

McCain's "Forgotten Places" Tour Likely To Be Forgotten Soon: Pictures

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Chicago Tribune notes that while John McCain tries to highlight the neglected areas of America with his "forgotten places" tour, these areas are l...

Don't be Distracted. Vote For Your Pocket Like the Fat Cats Do

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

Ronald Reagan took aim at so-called welfare queens as a way to make the wealthy more wealthy. He gutted social security and social programs. Variations of his bait and switch have been going on ever since.

Obama Splits Black Caucus

Politico | Josephine Hearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even though Barack Obama may become the first African-American ever to represent a major party as the nominee for president, many black lawmakers on C...

Michelle Obama Reinforces The "Fairytale" Fairytale

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The fact remains: The media, the Obama campaign, and now Michelle Obama, are perpetuating a misinterpretation in order to imply that the Clintons are trying to tamp down on the African-American dream.

New Study Says Hispanics And Asians Are Acting White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A new poll indicates there is racial tension between African-Americans, the majority of whom were born in the United States, and both Hispanic and Asi...

Black Alabama Pol Supports Hillary "Mainly Because She's White"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the endorsement vote, Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner praised Obama's qualifications, but urged the group to support Clinton. "The que...