by Jack White onJuly 3, 2010
What would Frederick Douglass have to say about being black and American today?
June 23, 2010
McChrystal and his inner circle made public business out of house business, and, as anyone raised in a black household is aware, that is a cardinal sin.
May 25, 2010
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May 7, 2010
Jonathan was sworn in as his predecessor was being laid to rest.
January 20, 2010
In light of the current economic climate the question regarding African American support for President Obama is bound to come up. It’s the anniversary of his first full year in office, we prognosticators expecting it. But, it’s an even more poignant question amid the very racialized national conversation taking place – from gawks at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “gaffes” to nauseating outrage at bigotry on tap from the likes of commentator Rush Limbaugh and evangelical zealot Pat Robertson.
December 3, 2009
There's a hunger for the full cake, a "Great Society" redux where some in the White House are oddly convinced (in defiance of history) that war can be maintained during domestic economic crunch. Certainly, the argument of inheritance from the previous Administration (and, perhaps, the Gatsby-like bubble boom of the Administration before that) is a strong one. We don't discount that. But, in the end, President Truman's buck-stopping dogma rules the day. What ultimately matters is how this President responds to it.
by David Swerdlick onAugust 17, 2009
We all need someone in our lives (or Cabinet) who shoots from the hip and cuts through the crap. Yes, President Obama, this means you, too.
by Dayo Olopade onJune 19, 2009
Barack Obama, whose father abandoned him when he was barely two years old, has come out swinging on male "responsibility" this Father's Day.
by Mary C. Curtis onMay 20, 2009
The president is not some exotic alien. He's just black.
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault onApril 20, 2009
As Jacob Zuma prepares to become president of South Africa, the world is watching to see if he can steer the country clear of the kind of tumult that has been the hallmark of his own life.
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