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Contemplating a Republican Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.

The Sensitive Issue of Immigration Reform

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Olayiwola A. Alara

Immigration reform is a very sensitive issue which should be carefully thought about and not living out the journey through which our ancestors and forefathers became citizens of this country.

The Night I Almost Took My Life

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Our society must take mental illness seriously and not desperately reach for alternative explanations to our plight. We are an oppressed faceless minority.

Senate Report Alleges 'Billionaire's Club' Conspiring to Help The Environment

Jesse Coleman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Is a "billionaire's club" conspiring to help the environment? A new report by the Senate minority's Environment and Public Works committee called "The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama's EPA" says yes.

Where Was the Diversity at Bruce Rauner's Companies?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 10.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

It's a campaign. So people expect pandering to be somewhat commonplace. So maybe I shouldn't be offended by Bruce Rauner's pandering to minority communities. But I am.

Black Colleges Must Change to Survive, Thrive

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The debate around the relevancy of historically black colleges (HBCUs) is at least as old as the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that "separate but equal" educational systems are inherently unequal.

Microaggression: The New Workplace Bigotry

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Microaggressions are the negative assumptions we make about people that limit their humanity and value. As progressive as many workplaces are, we might be surprised that our everyday interactions are filled with microaggressions that undermine our self-worth and productivity.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

Burden of Proof

James Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
James Bell

It is pretty well known throughout society that our justice system requires some burden of proof be met in order for one adversary to prevail over ano...

The Cutting Of Welfare Benefits ToTennessee's Underperforming Children

Terrance Dean | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Terrance Dean

It's unfortunate that the legislators find it more beneficial to continue to oppress, marginalize, and penalize those in poverty, rather than use those resources to produce better educational systems.

RNC PR BS

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party is at a crossroads. It could modernize some of its positions and attitudes, in a bid to stay relevant to national politics in 21st century America. Or it could shrink to becoming a party of the South, the Plains, and a dwindling portion of the Mountain West.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Scott Brown's Shameful Campaign

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

In an era of cool media, Brown has what it takes to be red hot, which makes the campaign he's running against Elizabeth Warren puzzling if not downright disgusting. But let's start with puzzling.

The State of Pennsylvania, Voter Suppression and the American People

Ben Jealous | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

Suppressing the vote diminishes election integrity by nurturing a political environment that ignores democracy and sustains social, economic, and ethnic disparities in today's society.

Minorities At Risk For Drowning

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Safety advocates urging parents to be aware of swimming pool safety before the summer heats up also say more efforts are needed to teach blac...

NAACP Silent as Federal Contracts to Minority-Owned Small Businesses Drop

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm surprised that the NAACP has been silent on an issue that strikes at the heart of the organization's mission. That is, federal contracting with small businesses owned by minorities has dropped significantly in the last year.

Report Digs Into Teachers' Feedback And Finds Bias Towards Minority Students

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee When white teachers were asked to give feedback on C-minus level essays, they gave more positive feedback when they believed the studen...

I Am White

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Pedro C. Moreno

I would rather call myself an American. But if you press me, if you really want me to adopt a label, for the sake of equality and freedom I will tell you: I am white.

What is it Like to be an Ethnic Minority in a Place Where There are None?

Quora | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Alecia Li Morgan, American of mixed heritage It's a test of character and personal strength. W...

Comcast To Start New Minority-Owned Cable Channels

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.22.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by mus...

Investing in America's Growing Assets: Minorities

Mike Green | Posted 09.16.2011 | Business
Mike Green

It's time to invest in those promising minority students and talented innovators who have failed to receive our focus and investment. At the rate minority populations are growing, they represent the next generation of America's leaders.

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

AP Testing: Minority Participation Increases But Still Has A Long Way To Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ed. Note:The previous version of this story stated that 14 percent of all Hispanic and Latino students passed an AP exam. The statistics actually stat...

The Weakest Majority in History?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

As an unrepresented Independent voter, I feel betrayed by the Democratic Majority.