New research found the vast majority of America's black community see poor black youths falling further behind. We must address what many of us believe is the worst crisis faced by millions of black children since slavery.
The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?
The New Year is marked with many kinds of celebrations, but for Black families and communities who celebrate Kwanzaa from December 26-January 1, every New Year's Day marks a renewed dedication to community.
In this Thanksgiving week of 2010, when 15.5 million children are living in poverty, when the gap between rich and poor is the highest ever, I hope we will pray for an end to child poverty in all of its forms.