By the time Havens opened the legendary Woodstock concert of 1968, he was a major player in the counter-culture firmament.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.
The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.
In the days of the past, the black church served as a beacon of hope for the lost-soul seeking grace and mercy.
Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.
Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.
Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.
Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.
Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.
Ron Paul has attracted a following that borders on cult-like, but his core policy positions should send progressives running.