David Love: With the death of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, we have lost a great fighter in the ring and a powerful advocate for the wrongfully convicted. In many ways, he helped open the eyes of many to the injustices of a system that far too often throws innocent people behind bars.
David Love: What we should know is that Johnson’s legacy in Vietnam will always be troubling. However, his record on civil rights and fighting poverty deserves a second look.
David Love: The McCutcheon decision is like a voter ID requirement, except that only a relative handful of people— millionaires and billionaires, that is—can afford to buy it.
David Love: As the world preoccupies itself with the lost Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine, President Obama is helping another part of the world—Africa.
David Love: Democrats are striking back at Issa’s bullying tactics and grandstanding, with members of the committee accusing the California Republican of breaking the rules by bringing Lerner to testify.
Paul Ryan Racism: Ryan is berating and humiliating black men for being unemployed? And we wonder why his party has a black people problem.
Kesha Rogers is not the type of candidate the Democrats’ progressive, pro-Obama constituency would want if they read the fine print.
Paula Deen: I suppose everyone is capable of redemption, and Paula Deen has a new chance to come up with some new recipes.
Obamacare Success — The GOP had a vested interest in the failure of the President’s ambitious initiative.
David A. Love: There continue to be certain inconvenient problems in America one of which is the American legacy of racial violence
Jahi McMath has resurrected the debate over end of life issues, the circumstances under which patients should be removed from life support.
Mia Love — It is expected that this black woman would counter the narrative of the Republican Party as a whites-only club.
Nelson Mandela America — In many ways, Mandela helped bridge the gap between Africa and African-Americans.