Remembering Coretta Scott King, who moved America forward

Coretta Scott King died on Jan. 30, 2006.  Yet her legacy is very much alive as a coalition builder, a strategist and a moral...

American democracy requires investigation of foreign influences

The first few days Donald Trump’s presidency have seen what may be the beginning of the end of the Affordable Care Act, an average...

The power of resistance

Most people know Sir Isaac Newton as the self-described “natural philosopher” who is credited with describing certain “Laws of Nature.”  Newton’s Third Law of...

US Senate is not diverse or inclusive

Since our founding in 1910, the National Urban League has been focused on economic civil rights and empowerment issues. At the core of civil...

What’s next for the economy?

The economic philosophies of Democrats and Republicans are drastically different. While neither party is intent in dismantling the predatory capitalism that extracts surplus value from...

How did we come to this?

For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN,...

Moral courage is standing up for what is right

On January 11, Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the nomination of Senator...

Nothing’s wrong with Senator Jeff Sessions

Unless you think all conservative Republicans are bad, I dare you to find anything horrible about Senator Jeff Sessions.  There is an immense outcry...

‘The Tears’ have come and gone

It’s easy to remember “The Tears.” The first time they visited me was 11 p.m. on November 4, 2008. That was the time that...

Civil rights at risk under Jeff Sessions

Confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, named by Donald Trump to be attorney general of the United States, began on Jan. 10. The...

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