In late October, I attended the Poisoned Communities Meeting from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 4. The event consisted of community members from the 6 states that comprise the region providing testimony on their situations.
In the past decade alone, 880,000 African Americans died because they did not have access to meaningful health care. For people of color, life is, on average, shorter.
I am writing from the heart of Civil Rights Health Care War Room-an unprecedented coordinated effort by the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Black Leadership Forum and others to fight for real health care reform.
On Thursday, November 5th, local NAACP units will hold press actions in ten states to kick off our final, coordinated push for meaningful reform, which includes a strong public option.
The symbolism of having the first African American President is being interpreted in many ways throughout American politics, and more directly in both the Atlanta and Charlotte mayoral races.
As I was thinking about what to write for this blog, my mind kept floating to personal experiences of friends I've lost to violence and how inept responses to crime have made our communities less safe.
When a lot of us hear about climate change we might think, "Well, I like the polar bears as much as the next person, but there are definitely more pressing issues to work on in our communities than worrying about some melting ice near Antarctica!"
The healthcare reform debate has taken over our lives. It has aired on the news, in the newspaper and on the radio. It is an issue that can't be ignored.
Lou Dobbs isn't just going after our Latino brothers and sisters anymore. The CNN television host, famous for his nasty and incendiary attacks on immigrants, has now set his sights on the African American community.
The civil rights struggle for legal equality in America today is no less necessary, nor worthy, than a similar struggle fought by blacks several decades ago.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to share the stage with America's legendary television dad, Bill Cosby, comedian Paul Rodriguez and University of Wisconsin Professor Maria Cancian.
When I met Troy Davis earlier this year, I was convinced of his innocence. Why did it take the American justice system so long to act?
My name is Martina Correia and I am on Death Row in Georgia. No I have not murdered anybody, never even been on trial. I am on death row because that is where my brother lives.
Last Thursday the U.S. Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and for legalized segregation. It arrived more than a hundred years late, but better late than never.
As Father's Day approaches, we often reflect on the male role models, father figures and patriarchs who are instrumental in our lives. We hold them in high regard because they possess qualities we admire: courage and strength, perseverance and determination, humility and grace.