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Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the "R" word.

Blacks and Whites Aren't Having the Same Conversation on Race

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.

Ferguson

Martin Marty | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Nationally, church leaders wrote eloquently about the need for local churches of all sorts to step up to the awesome challenges of racial prejudice, and to note that 86.3% of local churches in America failed to have at least 20% "diversity" in their membership.

Protesting to Prosecution

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The history of the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of violence against African American victims brought about with heavy public and political pressure hasn't been good for the alleged victims and those who conducted the prosecution.

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Vigils Arounds America Honor Slain Teen

USA Today | Trevor Hughes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In cities large and small, people across America came together to silently remember Michael Brown, a teen none knew in life but whose death Satu...

It's Time for an Inclusion Revolution

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

From voter suppression laws being passed in the light of day in state houses around the country and the political assault on women's reproductive rights to the racial wealth gap, there are disturbing signs that our nation's baby steps towards political, social and economic inclusion could be stalling.

A Visit With Former Tonight Show Producer Dave Berg

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Q: Why write a book now? A: Now that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has run its course, I thought a memoir about this iconic American institution wo...

Racial Discrimination Continues at the Development Banks Hobbling Efforts to Meet the MDGs in 2015

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Bea Edwards

While no one is claiming that the goals have actually been reached, indications are that the reported progress is significantly overstated. This sleight of hand is accomplished statistically by making the truly vulnerable and poor populations disappear into a larger pool of data collected on a macro scale from the better-off.

Jesse Jackson: Chicago Needs A 'Reconstruction Plan'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

Amid reports of yet another young life lost to gun violence in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the surge of shootings in the city over the Four...

Pattern Matching, the New Jim Crow

Eric Hamilton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Hamilton

The pattern of men who start billion-dollar tech companies happen to be young, white drop-outs of really good schools (i.e., Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg). Therefore, investors look to this pattern when looking to invest.

Student Loan Debt: The Need for a Mass Movement

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
David Palumbo-Liu

No wonder the crushing debt students face is not on the minds of either mainstream politicians or educational leaders. It is unlikely their children will ever have to face that dilemma. So once again we are on our own.

Here's How Jesse Jackson Jr. Paying Restitution

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

In a move that would make Tywin Lannister proud, former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is hustling to pay his debts. Jackson is refinanci...

Progressive Activist Dies At 55

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Tim Carpenter, a political activist and founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, died Monday after a battle with melanoma. Carpenter, 55, s...

Puff Daddy And Rick Ross Express Interest In Clippers Investment

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Donald Sterling would be banned from the NBA for life in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Los Angele...

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

Pensions Pose Latest Challenge For Chicago Mayor

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses ...

Military Drills and the Harmful Cycle of Fear

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

It is important to break this cycle and work towards resolving suspicions between the two Koreas. We can works towards reconciliation and have families reunited. We can build bridges between nations and work for peace.

Jesse Jackson Targets Tech Industry's Lack Of Diversity

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech in...

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

Jesse Jackson, 1984: A Transformative Campaign

James Zogby | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Those of us who participated in that 1984 campaign will never forget the experience. It was historic, it was pure excitement, and it unleashed a dynamic that helped to change American politics forever.

'If She Runs, She Will Win'

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

The Rev. Jesse Jackson shared his views Monday on a potential presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and whether Vice Presiden...

Jon Ward

Why Remaking The Modern Republican Party Is So Damn Hard

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlike...

State of the Union: Chicago, Segregation and "The Dignity of Work"

Chloe Riley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Chicago
Chloe Riley

As a city, we must find the language to once again address race as an issue connected to poverty and joblessness, not immune from it.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.