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Of Beatles, Boomers, and Black History

Beatles, black historyOne black man’s perspective on the cultural impact of Beatlemania in America.

By Carl Chancellor | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tension, dissent brewed for months before march

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, more than a quarter-million people converged on the nation's capital to demand an end to racial discrimination in what historians agree was the ultimate expression of American democracy: citizens petitioning their government for change.

By Carl Chancellor | Monday, August 19, 2013

Martin Unchained: Radical Reformer, Nonviolent Militant

Martin Luther King Jr.This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we should remember the true Dr. King and free him from a reconstructed history that never was.

By Carl Chancellor | Monday, January 21, 2013

With America’s Kids Heading Back to the Classroom, Are Schools up to the Challenge?

Parents and students shop for back-to-school suppliesThe Center for American Progress understands that to be competitive in the global economy America must make investment in education a national priority.

By Carl Chancellor | Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Celebrates the American Trifecta of Robust Unions, a Thriving Middle Class, and a Booming Economy

labor rallyThe Center for American Progress understands what unions and our middle class mean to our economy and offer solutions to restore shared prosperity in our country.

By Carl Chancellor | Friday, August 31, 2012

Critical Education Standards Opposed by Conservative Group

Carl Chancellor questions the states’ rights motives of the American Legislative Exchange Council in opposing basic education standards for our kids.

By Carl Chancellor | Friday, May 11, 2012

Voter Suppression Battle Just the Latest Fight to Protect the Vote

Carl Chancellor marks the anniversary of the swearing-in of the first African American senator and reflects on the nation’s long-running saga of black suffrage, which continues today.

By Carl Chancellor | Friday, February 24, 2012

Carl Chancellor

Carl Chancellor is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has a passion for human rights and social justice issues. For more than 20 years he was a reporter and columnist for the Knight-Ridder news service and its flagship paper, the Akron Beacon Journal. As a reporter he covered criminal justice, social services, features, education, and politics. […]

Thursday, January 5, 2012