It's about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a black man's perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka the film industry) so long to do the right thing?
What has happened to black leadership? In the face of endless statistics showing the rapid decline of whatever illusory semblance of progress blacks imagined, such signs of progress have almost evaporated in less than a decade.
What better way to show up this Black History Month, than as allies demonstrating that we understand that black history is white history too? A history we honor by committing to structural change for the long haul.
No gymnast, swimmer, diver, runner or rower should be held back from the Games because of policies they have no control over. I wish people would stop trying to play politics with the hopes and dreams of these athletes.
Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.
I was riding on a wave of pride -- in the rappers' boldness and the content of their message -- when I came to a disappointing halt in my enjoyment of the track. What started out as valiant social commentary has declined into a drab, somewhat sulky exaltation of "the new black elite."
The digital slide show "Dream Fulfilled? King, the Civil Rights Movement, and Obama's America," highlights less-remembered aspects of movement and reviews the racial economic inequality which has never been addressed.
I am grieving another end to what is probably the finest collective expression in our world, an idealistic time when for a couple of weeks we come together to celebrate talent, sportsmanship, and merit-based accomplishment.