A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

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Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

Another Methodist Minister Facing Charges for Performing a Same-Sex Wedding

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Bishop Melvin Talbert married Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince, an Alabama couple, despite being told by the presiding bishop not to do so.

Patriarchy: The Game


Patriarchy is a game of winners and losers.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

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Whenever anyone is diminished, we are all demeaned, and the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we become involved, to challenge, to question, to act.

Ole Miss Fraternity Suspended for Hanging a Noose on Statue of Civil Rights Hero

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Three students who hung a noose around James Meredith’s statue reveal how little progress the school has made since its segregation days.

28 Black People You Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Diane Nash


“Who the hell is Diane Nash?”

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Robert Charles

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In 1900, three white police officers approached Robert Charles, a “suspicious negro”. Afterwards, nothing was the same.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Ralph Abernathy


Martin Luther King’s best friend became a champion for the working poor. Ralph Abernathy helped created the Food Stamp Program.

Remembering ‘Wee Pals’ Creator Morrie Turner [VIDEO]

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The man who brought the Civil Rights movement to the funny pages died this past Saturday, age 90. Here’s why he was so important.

Gay Adoption Challenges: As Rights Grow, So Do Obstacles


Adopting a child internationally is difficult. Being married men and trying to adopt a child from Russia is on a whole different level. Here’s the story of Demyan Martyushev and Mikhail Shishko.

Love, Peace & Sooooul… Train! A Conversation with Ericka Danois on the Hippest Show in Television History


J.M. Blaine loved it. Ericka Blount Danois wrote a book about it. The two writers talked about Soul Train, the legendary, groundbreaking television show. Read. And learn.

Are Blacks Falling Further Behind Under Obama?

Are Blacks Falling Further Behind Under Obama

Dr. Vibe hosts a discussion in which a group of men talk about the plight of Black America under Barack Obama

I Have a Dream: That it Won’t Be $1 For Me and $0.57 For You


In some ways, the racial wealth divide is worse now than it was when Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for economic equality.

Celebrating Dr. King the Right Way


On MLK Day 2014, John Lash asks us to fully realize the profound power of our daily actions both to change ourselves and to change others.

Martin Luther King and the Great Hopscotch Leap


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Dark Road

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Tom Matlack gives a very personal account of Civil Rights in a time and place where not much was civil–Mississipi, 1964