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How to Fix College Sports

Paul RobesonMoneyed interests and a lack of respect and historical understanding are ruining college sports—but not irretrievably.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Looking Back at the Leadership of Ben Jealous

Benjamin Jealous’s resignation as president and CEO of the NAACP is being widely lamented, and his tenure in office considered largely successful.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

Green cardsOne man’s personal journey through the American immigration process has an unhappy ending—for him and for America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’

Jonadad Luque, Jarlin LuqueWe must embrace the increasing diversity of our nation and put all of our people’s interests at the forefront of our national agenda.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Remembering the Many Voices at the March on Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we should remember the many voices that called for peaceful protests against inequality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let’s Celebrate Triumph, Not Tragedy

Despite the upsetting not-guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, there is no better time for black men and boys in America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hockey as a Harbinger of Social Change

Seth JonesRacial lines on the ice disappear as outdated notions of who can and can’t play hockey melt away.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Small Gains for Affirmative Action

Abigail FisherWhile the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action was better than expected, it still leaves many questions unanswered.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Witness to Whiteness

A performance artist explores her life to discover and reveal what it feels like to be white in America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rude Perhaps, but Heckling Is Nothing New

Michelle ObamaThose who take offense to the heckling of the Obamas have to understand that this form of political dissent is a longstanding tradition.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cereal Ad Gives Us All Something to Chew On

While an ad campaign featuring an interracial couple and their mixed-race daughter upset a few, today’s modern American family mirrors the country’s fast-changing identity.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2012 Election Was a Historic First for Black Voters

A recent Census Bureau report confirms what many African Americans already believed: Attempts to suppress the black vote in 2012 only served to stoke turnout.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

Robert RectorThe distortion and gross exaggeration at the heart of the Heritage Foundation’s latest argument against immigration reform even has its right-wing brethren crying foul.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

Jason CollinsThe public’s reaction to the NBA player’s decision to make his sexual orientation public shows how far we’ve come on the issue of LGBT equality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The American Media Diet

Secretary of State John KerryOur knowledge of foreign affairs is dismal compared to other countries, but if we are going to remain leaders of an interconnected world, we can’t continue to lag behind.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 16, 2013