While people of color and the traditionally marginalized make enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways.
Somewhere in a U.S. prison today, a young Black man sits behind bars counting down the days till he sees freedom. He has become hardened and likely more dangerous while his White cellmate was released years prior for virtually the same crime.
If Kathy Hochul can win in a district that voted for John McCain in 2008, Democrats should look forward to retaining the coveted office of the Presidency in 2012 — and maybe even taking back control of the House.
As African Americans continue to bear the brunt of socio-economic hardship, there are some who similarly have unviable expectations of our first Black president.
Once again trying to paint a picture that the president is some sort of angry Black man who has a vested interest in taking this nation down, the right is implying that Obama is somehow not one of us.
In the midst of international turmoil and instability, sadly, many Americans have become displaced within their own country and forgotten in the influx of seemingly endless challenges and complexities.
Playing on people’s ignorance and fears of a potential Black president, many opportunists attempt to rise to power themselves. Sadly, Trump is not alone.
In the Judeo-Christian tradition, this week is one of the holiest times of the year. Both religious holidays have an underlying common theme: No matter what the calamity, you will rise again to victory.