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 ...
Boston is being rebuilt. On the waterfront, new hotels, office towers and apartment buildings have changed its character. The waterfront has become the Innovation and Design District. Now it is time for a transformation in Roxbury.
Hutchinson argues GOP lawmakers’ opposition to the Bergdahl prisoner exchange is more political than ideological
Several prominent blacks have voiced objections to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper effort to alleviate the problems facing black men in the U.S. on the grounds that black women should be included.
They need role models, teachers who are willing to do a little extra and parents who pay more attention. —Michael Reid, Reprographics, Roxbury
John Conyers of Detroit was first elected to Congress in 1964. In every session he has filed a bill for Congress to consider reparations to African Americans. Year after year the bill has generated little interest. Several black intellectuals, including ...