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Pat BuchananSyndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is pushing an outdated vision of America—one that fails to take into account the many contributions of people of color, immigrants, and LGBT people.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

Add Cultural Critic to List of Superhero Powers

comicsJust beneath the “BAM,” “POW,” and “SPLAT” action of comic books lies the “OH,” “HMM,” and “AH” of human insight.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 14, 2016

When Home Disappears

Transportation Secretary Anthony FoxxTransportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 7, 2016

Poisonous Rhetoric, Then and Now

John Ehrlichman speaks to reporters.Two maddening stories shed light on the nature of racism in American politics.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, April 1, 2016

The Contemporary Reality of the Ku Klux Klan

A KKK shirt is sold in South Carolina.Although still a legitimate hate group, the KKK no longer has the political power to inspire widespread fear at the national level.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The CEO of Intel speaks at a conference.The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 9, 2016