Critics of Howard University’s choice of commencement speaker fail to see how his artistic and business successes have inspired a generation of Americans.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it is important to note that we have not finished the fight for equality.
More than 20 years after the solitary law professor stood up for herself to give visibility and voice to women’s rights, the struggle for gender equality and fairness continues.
What America’s pastime can teach us about what it takes to achieve the American Dream of equal opportunity.
How the simple act of sitting down to a traditional North Carolina meal highlighted the demographic shift that is changing the face and tastes of America.
When it comes to gentrification, doing the right thing requires finding common ground that thoughtfully considers the needs and concerns of new neighbors and long-time residents.
President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is a noble call to action, but structural changes in America are needed to improve opportunities for impoverished black and Latino boys.
As rapid demographic changes occur, Americans must understand—not fear—the inevitable changes to our society.
Fox News’ self-serving Super Bowl sit-down with the president highlighted the fractious nature of our politics that may well be a fixture well into the future.
Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.
The author’s personal encounter with Nelson Mandela showed the man’s quiet dignity and strength.
Corporations cheat the nation by refusing to pay living wages, condemning their workers to poverty, and requiring taxpayers to fill the gaps.
White supremacy is probably not returning, as recent studies suggest white Americans are increasingly more progressive on matters of race, as those who long for a return to the nation’s racist past dwindle in number and political influence.
The truth about basketball isn’t what you’d expect.
Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.