The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

It seems that the term “poverty” has been sidelined from our national discourse, even though 15 percent of all Americans, and 26 percent of...

State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers' Assassination Reminds...

  Barbara Arnwine State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers' Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains Opportunity for Young...

A Shameful Parade

It's hard for me to overlook the shameful parade of sons of celebrated leaders who are in jail or on the way to jail...

Trial to Secure Justice for Trayvon Martin Begins

“I believe that's Trayvon Martin, that's my baby's voice. Every mother knows their child, and that's his voice.” - Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon...

LBJ’s War On Poverty Still Only Partly Won

Fifty years ago this week, Medgar Evers, the NAACP regional secretary in Mississippi, was murdered by a member of the White Citizens’ Council. Evers’...

Government Surveillance: What Goes Around Comes Around

  When reading about the knashing of teeth about government surveillance by members of the press in the AP and James Rosen cases and of...

If You Don't Like Disparities, Try Equality

Last week I attended a “think tank” conversation with leaders of the Rodham Institute, a newly established center at George Washington University that is...

Medgar Evers Would Be Proud

  Fifty years after the NAACP field secretary was assassinated for his work to expand the vote, a new report reaffirms that his sacrifice was...

The State of Equality and Justice in America: The Anatomy of the Modern...

On April 9, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a message that was strikingly applicable to the lives of modern day civil rights...

Supreme Court Must Keep Affirmative Action Alive

"The enduring hope is that race should not matter; the reality is that too often it does." Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court As...

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