On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson made his famous call for a national “war on poverty.”
On August 13, 2007 we were the first to publish a commentary (30-year racial balance on New Orleans City Council threaten with Thomas' pending departure) which brought to light New Orleans' "unwritten rule" on a 30-year racial balance that existed on the New Orleans City Council.
The state of Louisiana is being sued for redrawing a congressional district to include a long, thin, stretch from New Orleans to Baton Rouge with a high concentration of African-Americans.
The racial gerrymandering of Congressional District 2 diminishes the influence of black votes in surrounding districts, says the suit filed by Maytee Buckley and other resident of District 2.
The New Orleans metro area has long been considered the Democratic island in an otherwise Republican state.
"Until recently, Louisiana was deemed a covered jurisdiction under the Voting Rights Act of 1965," the lawsuit states.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.
Where does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?
On November 6, President Barack Obama won re-election by a relatively slim margin in the popular vote. He was re-elected despite his stewardship of a horrible economy and with the help of a clueless opponent who played political prevent defense during the last few weeks of the campaign.
African American actress Stacy Dash has formally endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The actress tweeted that Americans should “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”