What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.
While there is nothing essentially wrong with adopting another culture, Dolezal's deception presents some real social dangers that affect African-American communities.
The propertied classes promoted the racist concept of white superiority to rationalize enslavement of people kidnapped from Africa, whose labor was the basis for the American economy.
"In the spring of '69, Daily World editors asked me to travel down to Charleston, S.C. to cover a strike by Hospital workers, Local 1199."
At the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, Michelle Obama spoke of the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome discrimination.
In light of recent police killings, it's worthwhile to study how MLK drew the clergy and trade unions into the civil rights movement of their time.
What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?
Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?
Progressive people must rise to the challenge. We must make clear to white people that they are being conned by the frontmen of the one percent.
President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.