In a democracy, it is the people who need to have the power, not just the rich and powerful. Let us hope that Americans learn that their rights are very tenuous and need to be protected, rather than simply taken for granted.
There is a musician whose work might be missing from your iPods: David "Honeyboy" Edwards. He was a blues icon who passed away in August at the age of 95, but his friends are working tirelessly to preserve his legacy.
The bond between black churches and historically black colleges and universities has broadly painted the rich history of the Black American experience. Now many HBCUs are losing the support of their affliated churches.