‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

In employment law, they speak about a termination or firing as being the “capital punishment” of employment relations. This may sound dramatic – unless you...

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years...

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream? If you love your...

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to...

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention, I thought his speech was a waste of time because he said nothing that would...

The Civil Rights Act and the Olympics

Thrill to the vibrant gymnastics grace of Gabby Douglas, the fierce tennis power of Serena Williams, the skill of Kayla Harrison in winning the...

Anti-poverty programs have been successful

Conservatives continue to assert that anti-poverty programs have failed when, in fact, they have saved millions of people from plunging into poverty. On July 23,...

Does upward mobility exist anymore?

A new poll reveals that many Americans are questioning their prospects for “upward mobility.”  The high level of pessimism is reflected among respondents in...

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

You can’t follow the politics of our nation without hearing a reference to “pork-barrel politics” – slang used when politicians undertake projects to benefit...

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Most payday borrowers use the small-dollar loans to cover ordinary living expenses instead of occasional or unexpected emergencies, according to a new research report by...

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