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Running for President and Against the Mainstream

Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it a shot, ...

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A Cruel and Unjust Juvenile Justice System

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation’s detention facilities, and what are we as ...

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Cozing Up to the Anti-Immigrant Forces

When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll ...

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Selma puts Lens to our Past, Present and Future

The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.

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Big Media’s Enhanced Misinformation Techniques

When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush ...

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It’s Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

For the first time since 1998, the stage has been set for our nation to celebrate its least diverse Oscars.

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Historic Drama Reflective of Modern Reality

Who among us could have predicted that a cinematic retelling of the heroic efforts of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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Real Path to Greatness is Through Service

Dr. King said too many people never outgrow this instinct—and by constantly struggling to be the most powerful or famous ...

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Bullets and Bombs Can Never Silence Voices of Laughter and Friendship

As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of ...

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Sony, Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Offend

The cyberattacks against Sony and the recent killings of 12 people during the attack on the Paris newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, ...

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The Need for a Truth and Reconciliation Process

The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality ...

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Mayor and Council Step Back on Police Reform

While every major city and various small cities throughout the nation are crying out for justice and police reform, Portland ...

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Riveting and Inspiring

What a treat, then, to watch “Selma”—and by a treat, I mean that I was riveted and inspired, and that ...

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Torture Doesn’t Save Lives, It Costs Them

Thanks to the Senate’s report on CIA torture, Americans should now realize that there was nothing “enhanced” about the Bush ...

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Crack Cocaine’s Racist and Vile History

There have been incidents along our nation’s path that are outright disgusting and with racial animus. The internment of American ...

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