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Defending Voting Rights across the Nation

A federal court this month dealt a blow to Texas’ efforts to disenfranchise voters of color.

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Racism, Militarism and Extreme Materialism

Fifty years ago this month, a year to the day before he was murdered, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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Failing Ploys from The Great Distracter

Three of Donald Trump’s latest ploys to distract attention from Russiagate have failed.

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A Powerful Warning Still Relevant Today

Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, our prophet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the historic speech “Beyond Vietnam: ...

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Are You Watching Iraq? You Should Be

The full story of what happened in the al-Jidideh neighborhood isn’t yet clear, but the toll is unmistakable.

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Support for the Creation of a Public Bank

Mayor Wheeler recently announced that the city of Portland, in protest of Wells Fargo’s financial involvement with the Dakota Access ...

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A New Fix to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Tuesday, April 4 was Equal Pay Day. Never heard of it? If you’re a working woman or someone who cares ...

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Why We Can’t Support Supreme Court Nominee

More than most other communities, the future of African Americans’ rights and opportunities hang on the confirmation of a Supreme ...

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No Cash Reserves to Get Through Hard Times

While the media reports low unemployment and a rising stock market, the reality is that almost 20 percent of the ...

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Best Intentions and Solemn Commitments

Wearing a safety pin, if you haven’t heard, lets anxious families who fled cruel states, failed economies, or rising oceans, ...

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Trump’s Obsession with Muslims and Immigrants

Make no mistake, Trump’s lies are carefully told to generate hostility toward Muslims and immigrants. Worse still, they conceal a ...

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Pay-to-Play and Privately Run Prisons

Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, the stock prices of privately run prisons ...

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Awash in Racially-Motivated Confrontations

The recent hateful tirade of failed New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino stands out.

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Looking to Make Democracy More Democratic

The National Urban League's take on the electoral college debate

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Election Drew Poisons of Hate and Intolerence

We have the power to define patriotism in the 21 Century and there's no room in that definition for bigotry.