In the 2006 Senate election in Virginia, incumbent Republican George Allen was defeated by Democrat Jim Webb after undergoing what is called here his "macaca moment."
The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.
The election of Barack Obama has triggered a racist counteroffensive in much the same way as the North's victory in the Civil War spurred a counteroffensive by the former slaveholders and their allies.
The 18th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival was a U.S. showcase for independent, studio, student, foreign (especially African) political and progressive pictures.
Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.
All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.
When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.
"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis.
For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.
A celebration this week recognized the contribution of the Jacksons and the Communist Party in the struggle for African American freedom, and welcomed the new book "Red Activists and Black Freedom."