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The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 03.30.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.15.2014 | 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.

Details Released On Amiri Baraka's Wake

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake in New Jersey. The wake wil...

Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson's Words More Offensive Than Rosa Parks' Bus Driver

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.26.2013 | Black Voices

Reverend Jesse Jackson had harsh words for "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson on Wednesday, calling Robertson's remarks in a recent GQ interview "more...

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

The "Real JFK" - Not Conservative, and Not Forgotten

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Listen to the breath, the unbroken message that creates itself from the silence, it rushes towards you now, from those youthfully dead. - Rainer Maria...

Rev. Jackson Hopes To Mediate Release Of American Held By Colombian Rebels

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 11.30.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday he intends to press on with a bid to mediate the retrieval of a former U.S. soldier captured by Colo...

Rev. Jesse Jackson In Cuba, Hopes To See Jailed American

AP | Posted 11.28.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Cuba and says he hopes to meet with jailed American government subcontractor Alan Gross. Jackson says he ...

Friday Talking Points -- Ted Cruz: Senator Ham-I-Am

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Talk about missing the point. And no, I do not refer to the mindless mainstream media (who apparently don't know the difference between "a filibuster" and "a 21-hour ego trip").

Jesse Jackson's Attempt To Improve U.S. Relations With Cuba

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | Black Voices

HAVANA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson arrived in Cuba on Friday where he said he hoped to facilitate improved relatio...

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

The Key to Solving Absolutely Everything...

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

His book Shake the World (now available in paperback from Penguin Books), is about people who decided to use their voices and ideas to change and enhance the lives of countless people all over the earth.

Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

John K. Herr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
John K. Herr

Please, my fellow conservatives, take the high ground. Be aware that people who don't agree with you are listening, too. Don't just punish. Persuade. And remember that Dr. King believed in the American Dream, too.

Bill Lynch and New York City's Gorgeous Mosaic

Henry Miller | Posted 10.20.2013 | New York
Henry Miller

Following his death on August 9th at the age of 72, Bill Lynch is rightly being recognized for his legendary role in New York and national politics.

Ryan J. Reilly

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison followed by three years probation by a federal ju...

Talib Kweli Joins Dream Defenders' Fight For 'Trayvon's Law'

Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices

The fight against Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws isn't ending any time soon. Especially not if rapper Talib Kweli and the Dream Defenders have any...

West Slams 'Pathetic Hypocrisy' Of Jay-Z, Al Sharpton

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) railed against the NAACP, Jay-Z and others in a Facebook post Wednesday, criticize them for not speaking out about ano...