Justice

Pope Francis

This is how Nelson Mandela put it: “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.  Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not...

 After more than 160,000 people signed a Change.org petition calling for Nathan B. Forrest High School in Jacksonville to change its name, instead of honoring the Ku Klux Klan’s first Grand Wizard...

Marian Wright Edelman

Nelson Mandela has said: “We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear."

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Dignitaries and presidents, media stars, and celebrities from around the world converged on South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the warrior for racial justice.  While, in America...

[President's Speech At Mandela Memorial]

Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you.

To Graça Machel and the ...

Maya Angelou. Credit mayaangelou.com

His Day Is Done – A Tribute Poem For Nelson Mandela

His...

Mandela shows his moves

[Tribute]

I had never heard of Nelson Mandela, of South Africa, of apartheid, until I was an 18-year-old college...

At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying: “I have fought against white domination,...

Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors: “The Honorable Nelson Mandela embodied the hopes, dreams, aspirations and values of all who seek justice against tremendous...

[Immigration: Commentary]

After 22 days of a water-only fast on the National Mall, four long-term fasters of the “Fast for Families” announced an expansion of the action as...

Sarah Palin

[Black Star News Editorial]

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin recently compared the U.S. debt to slavery.She was harshly...

Over the last two months, Washington has been dominated by some pretty contentious debates -- I think that’s fair to say.  And between a reckless shutdown by congressional Republicans in an effort...

Photo: Centro Bonó

Join students, professors, and community people for an educational event and conversation addressing the recent ruling of the Dominican...

[To Be Equal]

The Kaiser Family Foundation sums the grim statistics: “Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people estimated to be living with HIV disease, and HIV-...

Last week marked Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday. In part, because it belongs to no religion, it is a day that all people can claim as their own to give thanks, in their way....

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