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The politics of whose historical narrative is the right one

Okay, three quick points: Those who keep claiming that the November mid-terms were a rebuke of President Obama might want to re-check their data. Less than 35 percent of the exit-poll data collected on the elections—with exit-polling having been shown ...

World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two ...

DOJ will absolve Ferguson police

According to law enforcement officials, the Justice Department intends to announce that former police officer Darren Wilson will not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown.

The politics of a muscular lame duck

While some of us are quietly easing out of 2014, desperately hoping for a better new year, President Barack Obama has been increasingly flexing his man-in-charge muscles and roaring like a lion, rather than a lame-duck president, contrary to everything ...

The education of Dr. King

As he labored for social, civil and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was extremely concerned both about the educational inequities that were a function of segregation, and about the purpose and quality of education. As early as 1947, ...

KPFK radio host Margaret Prescod to moderate MLK panel discussion Saturday

For as long as she can remember, radio has played an important role in the life of Margaret Prescod.

Let’s stand for diversity in the 54th Assembly District

One of the hallmarks and strengths of the 54th Assembly District is its diversity. As the California Democratic Party prepares for its Assembly District Election Meeting in the 54th Assembly District on Sunday, January 11, it is vitally important that ...

How some universities succeed in serving low income and African American students

Attending college promises a secure path to the middle class, but in its mission of educating low-income students and students of color—namely, African Americans—the public university system is failing. And given that communities of color are only expected to grow, ...

Janay should be celebrated for staying with Ray Rice

Feminists claim that women should take more control of their lives, arguing that women are capable of making decisions about their lives and what is in their best interest without guidance from a man.

Counting the Cost

“I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; ...

An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

Each year, various social service organizations issue reports relating to the state of black America. While issues such as affordable housing, jobs, crime and challenging family dynamics are generally discussed, the poor quality of the education received by far too ...

Practical Politics

Within the past few months this column has focused on at least two rather interesting legal proceedings—one, an on-going trial and the second, a trial that may be. Today, we’ll revisit them both for further analysis.

Counting the Cost

Washington, D.C., just lost an icon. In the early morning hours of Nov. 23, D.C.’s “Mayor for Life” succumbed to some of the health challenges that have plagued him for several years. Even in ill health he was, as he ...

The politics of leadership

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the ...

What if the CBC was pro-business?

The Congressional Black Caucus in its short history has basically been a bastion of progressive or liberal thinkers. Of the 42 members who can vote, their record collectively has been on a pro-socialistic direction. All of them are a part ...