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...

Time for $10-an-hour minimum wage


Last month, legislators led by my son Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. called on the Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour,...

Taking care of those who take care of us


Ai-Jen Poo leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Who are these folks? They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in...

Not everyone has fair chance at success


In a “One Big Tent America,” everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed.
We shouldn’t trade in the legacy of the “New Deal” and “Fair...

Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Thanks to rising citizen outrage and efforts like the National Urban League’s “Occupy the Vote” campaign, the voter suppression movement is facing mounting resistance. As...

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

This month’s march against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous Stop-and-Frisk policies, which have humiliated millions of Black and Brown New Yorkers over...

Rodney King symbolized police brutality

Rodney King was found dead early Sunday morning at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home in Rialto, Calif. No foul play...

Reconnecting with the Motherland

I’ve traveled to several African states, often to attend the Leon Sullivan African/African-American Summits. There’s nothing like the feeling experienced when arriving on the...

Let’s unify around the Unity Movement

Do you believe that Black people should better utilize more of our $900 billion-plus annual aggregate income to start and grow businesses?  Do you...

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