The politics of power and the right to vote

As students and parents at Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® sites across the country study our nation’s history this summer, they’re learning about the...

Young America is key to 2012 election

When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans – the millennial generation of 18- to...

It’s in their nature!

As I reflect on my upbringing, I’m grateful for the old stories told in my youth. Most often they were rooted in values that...

Racism is the real issue

Recently, the New York Times published an article about the dismal employment prospects of Black men and women in New York City. Less than...

Mitt Romney gets a free pass

One of the most remarkable things about Mitt Romney’s run for the White House is that the presumptive Republican nominee is allowed to attack...

House seeks to undermine consumer financial protection

In the aftermath of the successful effort to better protect consumer finances, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now facing a forceful effort...

Has Dred Scott risen again?

Growing up, I learned a lot about the Dred Scott legal decision. The parallels I see between it and the 2012 Supreme Court decision...

Obama’s affordable health care victory

I was standing in front of the Supreme Court when news came that the court had upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was...

Homeownership declines as number of renters grows

Despite some signs of housing recovery, America remains a nation burdened by high housing costs, according to a new report from Harvard University. The...

Saving our democracy – a loud wakeup call

I had the recent privilege of attending the annual dinner of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights honoring Congressman Barney Frank and...

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