Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.
The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase.
The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?”
There is perhaps no American civil rights leader who generated as many divergent opinions as Malcolm X.
It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud.
The war against Isis may require boots on the ground. These boots should not be the soldiers of the United States of America.
It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.
Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead.
The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship.
What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.
Haiti is a tough place, something that's especially so for its millions of poor, of course, but also for the country's middle and upper classes, and foreign visitors. But no matter their status, everyone in the greater Port-au-Prince area on ...
It’s 2015! People everywhere are making resolutions— lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc.
We are one glum country! Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us.
This Christmas give somebody the gift of mercy and forgiveness. Actually be broad with your giving and generosity. We all need a lot of both.
Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country.