Movies routinely portray the American black experience as poor, violent and terrifying. When black men appear in the news, the stories are almost completely restricted to sports or crime coverage. Our society views young black men as inevitable criminals.
Before he died, Troy told us that this was about more than him -- and he called on those of us who have fought against his execution to continue fighting for justice, even if we weren't successful in saving his life.
No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.
While the White House and FCC sold us out on net neutrality, yesterday produced an important victory in the fight for an open internet. Congressman Bobby Rush was denied the position after ColorOfChange members opposed his candidacy.
For over a year, several of the most prominent civil rights groups have been aligned with AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast -- whether knowingly or not -- in those companies' efforts to end net neutrality. But they have not acted alone.
ABC News just announced that they've rescinded their invitation for Andrew Breitbart to be part of their election night coverage. The network had already said Breitbart won't be appearing on the air; now they've told him he's not welcome to appear online either.
Have you ever looked up at the television at a local business -- your gym, an auto shop, a bar or restaurant -- only to find Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly shouting down at you? It's time to turn them off.
There was a time not long ago when it was easy to believe that Google was a different kind of company -- one that considered the public good as well as the bottom line in making decisions. My, how a week changes things.
As a strong defender of the 1st Amendment, suggestions of censorship make me somewhat uneasy. In this light, the call from ColorOfChange.org to use social media as a new media vs. old style, race-baiting media retaliatory tool makes perfect sense.