by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJuly 4, 2012
Today's link roundup: Whitney Houston's Super Bowl version of the patriotic song, and some that didn't measure up. Plus: Steel Magnolias with a black cast.
July 4, 2012
President Obama will celebrate the Fourth of July by hosting military heroes and their families.
by Michael Steele onJuly 1, 2011
July Fourth is a good reminder of the dream that African Americans -- and all Americans -- can't afford to let slip away.
by Jack White onJuly 3, 2010
What would Frederick Douglass have to say about being black and American today?
July 2, 2010
The Root wants to know if you'll be celebrating and how. Will you be hitting the beach, checking out the fireworks or hiding out from Uncle Sam? Tell us your plans!
July 4, 2009
The election of Barack Obama brings us closer to the ideals laid out in the nation's founding documents. That is something to be proud of on the Fourth of July.
July 3, 2009
There's something troubling about celebrating the birth of a country with people who can't agree on anything. Religion, marriage, the effects of bad eating, meaningless apologies for slavery.
by Sundaa Bridgett Jones onJuly 1, 2009
The Fourth of July should be less about celebrating revolution and more about promoting change.
by Kai Wright onJuly 1, 2009
Last year, I was the proudest of Americans. This year, not so much.
by Sam Fulwood III onDecember 18, 2008
I, too, barbecue, America. But, here's why I'm not feeling the fireworks.
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