Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become an interesting urban social engineer. In 2012 alone, he pumped nearly 2.5 million dollars of his own money to help legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Maryland. Needless to say, he has become a formidable foe to traditional family values.
Obesity puts us at risk for all kinds of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. And it doesn't afflict everyone equally: nearly 50% of blacks are obese, and lower income Americans in general are more likely to be obese than others.
In 1965, Yale and Princeton raised their tuition, making them the most expensive Ivy League schools at the time. The hefty price tag; just $1950 a year. Even accounting for inflation that would only amount to about $14,350 in 2013 dollars.
From the early days of the Montgomery (Alabama) Improvement Association in which Dr. King became the first president in December 1955, to the March on Washington in August of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement went beyond giving blacks a chance to escape poverty. In an amazingly short time, employment, housing, and educational opportunities were abound. At the time of King's assassination, the black quest for economic equality seemed achievable. King's greater dream, however, of complete racial harmony remains quite elusive.
It's time for the nation to move beyond Jeremiah Wright’s negativity and tackle the problems of race and generational poverty in America.
The Democratic Party is embarrassed by Greene’s victory. There are at least two excuses for Greene’s win.Tags Politics
Last week, Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) lost his primary bid for Governor of Alabama in a crushing defeat. His opponent, Ron Sparks, won by 25 points in a contest that some believe shows that the race-based politics of the south have not changed.
The controversy over the Arizona border law has been unprecedented. Unfortunately, it seems that the real reason for the current outcry is a politically motivated attempt to change the tables in the 2010 and 2012 elections.
In an alarming reversal of protocol and wisdom, partial or total female circumcision is gaining acceptance within the U.S. these days.
Devout Christians of all denominations and races are in danger of experiencing what blacks in the late 1960s and early 1970s called "institutional racism"
Perhaps political liberals believe that the religious right will be emboldened or strengthened if they are allowed to pray in public places or on special national holidays.
I had the privilege of attending my first Tea Party event. I addressed several thousand people concerning the impact of wrong-headed energy policies on all Americans
If Steele is fired or resigns before he completes a critical stabilization plan for the party, it may spell doom for the RNC in 2010 and beyond.
As someone who believes that the Tea Party movement is a return to foundational American values, I suggest a PR makeover.
Driving up energy costs is a course of action that economically traumatizes “the last and the least” of America’s citizens