POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: This Week in Politics

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: This Week in Politics

by Zerlina Maxwell

Another look at the political week that was: The George W. Bush Presidential Library opened this week but did it whitewash his record… Read More

Nevada Senator Kelvin Atkinson Comes Out

Nevada Senator Kelvin Atkinson Comes Out

by Slate

In 2002, the very early days of the gay marriage backlash -- after Hawaii, before Massachusetts -- Nevada voters solidly approved… Read More

Rhode Island to Legalize Gay Marriage

Rhode Island to Legalize Gay Marriage

by #teamEBONY

Rhode Island is on a path to becoming the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a landmark vote in the state's… Read More

Is This the Immigration Reform We’ve Been Waiting For?

Is This the Immigration Reform We’ve Been Waiting For?

by France François

Last week, the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight released an immigration reform bill to cautious praise and protest alike from both immigration… Read More

Why Obama Couldn’t Turn 90 Percent Into 60 Votes

Gun Control, and Why Obama Failed

by Slate

In the aftermath of the defeat of gun control legislation in the Senate, the Sunday New York Times offered two… Read More

A red state/blue state chasm

Blue State/Red State Divide Increasing

by The Washington Post

In the week since modest… Read More

George W. Bush: "I'm Comfortable..."

George W. Bush: "I'm Comfortable..."

by Michael Arceneaux

For all that he did while operating as America’s chief “decider” for eight years, President Bush ought to be living… Read More

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: This Week in Politics

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: This Week in Politics

by Zerlina Maxwell

Early this morning, one of the alleged terrorists in the twin Boston Marathon bombings  Read More

Public opinion gets trumped in gun control defeat

On Gun Control, Congress Goes Against Public Opinion

by #teamEBONY

Four months after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, the gun-control proposal with arguably the best chance of passing… Read More

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Black Americans Stand for Africa

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
Black Americans Stand for Africa

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

In my father’s office back home in Limuru, Kenya, there was a large framed, autographed poster of Sonia Sanchez—wearing… Read More

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