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Football Fever and Patriotic Fervor

Football player national anthemColin Kaepernick’s silent protest reminds Americans that calling out injustice is more glorious than scoring touchdowns.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, September 9, 2016

Stepping Away from Racism

Woman and prayer in churchPurging prejudice from the pews will move America closer toward a long overdue racial reconciliation.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, September 2, 2016

Police Gone Wild

Police advance toward protestorsThe U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, August 19, 2016

Voting Rights Victories Are Pyrrhic but Worth Celebrating

voter idCourts have overturned several state-level voter suppression laws, but the cases should never have been necessary in the first place.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Broadening Our Policy Awareness to Include Urban Native Americans

Chicago skylineMuch of the United States’ policy support is currently reserved for tribal members living on reservations, leaving Native Americans who live in urban areas without much recourse.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 29, 2016

A Voting Rights Story

Rev. William Barber at a press conference article icon Issue Brief Over his nearly 50 years in the North Carolina state legislator, Rep. Mickey Michaux helped increase voting rights and participation. However, recent efforts in the state are putting these advances at risk.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 22, 2016

When Words Fail Us

Protesters marchPractical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Americans Must Understand that a Bullet Has All of Our Names on It

Representative John Lewis speaks.For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 1, 2016

Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream

Protestors hold signWhile racial gaps in the U.S. income cost are old news, revitalized versions of these statistics are no less significant for the nation’s economic recovery.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 23, 2016

In the Media, Homogenized Gatekeepers Beget a Uniform Message

newspaper pressThe lack of diversity in newsrooms not only hurts our understanding of history—it harms our country.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, June 17, 2016

The Greatest of All Time

Muhammad Ali holds his autobiography.Muhammad Ali stood 6 feet 3 inches with a 78-inch reach—but that is only the tale of the tape. In truth, his reach was immeasurable.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, June 10, 2016

In Response to the Unknown and Faceless

Man typing on computerA recent “Race and Beyond” column about Pat Buchanan got the attention of readers from all corners of the Internet, and many of the responses, while negative, are nonetheless eye-opening.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, May 26, 2016

Buchanan’s Fantasy Past Isn’t Prologue to America’s Future

Pat BuchananSyndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is pushing an outdated vision of America—one that fails to take into account the many contributions of people of color, immigrants, and LGBT people.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, May 13, 2016

At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaksVirginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Problem with the National Response to Police Racism

People protest police crimes in Chicago.Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 21, 2016