by Jack White onApril 5, 2013
Enormous wealth may inoculate some politicians against the bald-faced greed that has afflicted so many public officials, The Root's contributing editor Jack White writes at the New York Times. But they remain susceptible to a strong sense of entitlement that leaves them out of touch with ordinary voters.
by The Rev. Al Sharpton onDecember 29, 2012
Civil rights activist and MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton writes at the Huffington Post that the last 12 months have shown that Americans still possess a revolutionary spirit.
by Earl Graves Jr. onApril 17, 2012
Earl Graves Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise, says it's time African Americans had a heart-to-heart about our financial future.
by Clarence Page onFebruary 8, 2012
After reading the latest book by conservative scholar Charles Murray, Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page expounds on the cultural gap between the rich and poor -- and how in many ways it mirrors that between blacks and whites.
October 16, 2011
Blogging the Beltway: Unapologetically political, the ceremony didn't shy away from King's more radical legacy.
by Dom Apollon onAugust 17, 2011
In a news-analysis piece for ColorLines, political scientist Dom Apollon presents a recent poll by the Applied Research Center, which indicates that race may color your view of why some make it in America and others don't.
by Cord Jefferson onJuly 20, 2010
The passage of banking reform by Congress promises greater protection for consumers against predatory practices. But there's much more needed to address the historic imbalance, says one economic expert.
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