Getting these young people jobs. Somebody needs to help them. —Lenny Mitchell, Retired, Dorchester
The belief held by many whites that poverty is a black problem diverts attention from the widening gap between the nation’s wealthy and the middle class
The US Supreme Court has undermined Obama administration policy in multiple decisions
It’s been going on for years. It’s a question that’s never been answered. —Alicia Reeves-Cobb, Retired, Dorchester
NAACP official outlines threats to black voting rights
While many in the U.S. media have criticized President Barak Obama for his decision to withdraw troops from Iraq, the president made sound policy decisions to protect U.S. troops
Black voters in Mississippi crossed party lines to block a Tea Party candidate from winning the Republican primary
I think we have more power than we utilize. Our voting percentages are going up, but we don’t use the vote enough to effect the real power that we have. —Anthony Barnes, Accounts Payable Specialist, Dorchester
African Americans are key voting block and their votes can make the difference in a close election. In the presidential election of 2012 66.2 % of eligible blacks went to the polls
Supreme Court undermines ultimate sacrifice of civil rights workers. Fifty years ago last weekend, three civil rights workers went missing in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Their bodies would be discovered in an earthen dam 44 days later as the ultimate payment ...
The rate of unemployment in the first quarter of 2014 was 6.9 percent. As expected, the rate for blacks was higher at 12.2 percent, twice the rate for whites. According to Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee chairman, this is the ...
I think they should send back all the troops. They should help Iraq get stabilized. —Leon Hussey, Construction, Dorchester
Racially-ambiguous singer/actor Herb Jeffries pursued his career as a black man in an era when it was not profitable to do so
Often ignored by policy-makers, small businesses are key to neighborhood development
It’s always been an issue in the United States. It’s not the crimes they commit, it’s their color. The white boy can commit the same crime, but they won’t do time. They hate us, but they don’t know why. —Oliver ...