Justice John Paul Stevens say capital punishment is "shot through with racism, skewed toward conviction, infected with politics and tinged with hysteria." It's past time to end the practice.
There were two stories about the beginnings of the Civil War this week: Georgia acknowledges slavery, while neo-Confederates ignore it.
Crime rates have dropped, but the unconstitutional, and therefore criminal, harassment of black and brown youth is on the increase. This racial profiling is anti-worker. It must be stopped.
Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?
Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.
Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.
Melvin Pelvin showed society that a young black man with plenty of swag can do whatever he puts his mind to!
Vocalist, actress and activist Abbey Lincoln, who died Aug. 14 at age 80, captured the energy and drive of an era in recording and film as few others could.
How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?
Is there any hope for the unemployed? Apparently not. Many, says Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief of Reuters news, are people "on the wrong side of history."