Getting the racist stain out of the wood

I began my legal career in 1967 doing civil rights work in Louisiana. I had many extraordinary experiences there, but the one that made...

Guns and Violence: Cause or Effect

Guns, guns, and more guns are becoming an integral part of American culture. The problem is that guns are providing far too many Americans...

Bush Marched Us Off to War While Cutting V.A. Benefits

In 2003, we were lied into a war with Iraq. Just about everyone now admits that. At the same time that we were being...

Freedom Summer – 50 Years Later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation...

Blacks have not recovered from the Recovery

Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more...

Race to the Bottom

If you and your children were sitting at the dinner table, with no food and no prospects for getting any, what would you say...

Anti-Effeminacy in the Black Community

Words like sissy and f** can often be heard in the Black community to describe a man who falls outside the comparatively restrictive confounds...

Anthony Brown for Governor: The Best Choice for Maryland

Over the course of my lifetime, America has changed. We have embraced diversity while expanding opportunity and justice for millions of our fellow citizens....

Protecting Our Progress

In our time, we are witnessing a reenactment of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s – foremost among them, efforts to suppress the...

Urge Congress to Protect Struggling Americans

I am writing in regard to the hearing that will be held on July 31 in Washington D.C. This hearing will take place as...

A Backdoor Approach to Lowering Wages

There has arisen a peculiar phenomenon over the past seven years. Conservative legislatures in states such as Florida and Wisconsin have passed statutes that...

A Pledge to Keep To Our Youth

As young people graduate from high school, or finish the school year as sophomores and juniors, they begin to search for summer jobs. For...