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Virginia ex-felon joined others to vote for first time

Every Election Day for nearly 30 years, people have told Terry Garrett that she couldn’t vote.

Early voting is critical to our democracy

Early voting has already begun in some 37 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, many blacks remain unaware of this option, or of the benefits it offers.

Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to blacks and Latinos.

After the election, back to important things

Soon, thank heaven the 2016 election will be over.

A Trump win in November could tear this nation apart

Alright, we are getting close to the finish line: Election Day November 8, 2016.

Give Communities of Color a Voice in Reshaping Education

For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color

Why tonight can clinch the election

Monday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is shaping up as the climactic moment of this presidential campaign -- one that will re-shape the landscape until Election Day.

Injustice, not Kaepernick, is the problem

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan stood before the media on Tuesday and explained what should be obvious to anyone in America.

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, ...

Accountability: An abandoned American value

If our cars fatally malfunctioned as often as police officers shoot citizens, there would be a massive recall, pulling vehicles off the road, overhauling the engineering design, firing culpable employees and paying out settlements to consumers for injuries and deaths ...

Black Republican Surrogates Like Pastor Mark Burns Need a Permanent Timeout

I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from Black Republicans.

4 ways to end hunger in Africa

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding ...

To be equal: Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

The nation has marked the historic occasion of the first woman in American history to win the Presidential nomination for a major political party.

Leslie Jones, black women have your back

We were in second grade. And I can still feel the dirt in my hair, falling down my face. Still hear the bullies screeching like monkeys, calling me "Rocky," after the old African gorilla at the local zoo. Nearly every ...

Stereotyping is never a good idea!

We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening.