Despite their courage and achievements in the Revolutionary War, blacks usually went unnoticed. Now, finally, one such man receives some recognition.
The recent shooting of an unarmed black man in New York is another chapter in a long and heartbreaking tradition.
In advance of World AIDS Day, a new anthology confronts the stigma of HIV in the black community.
The Republicans' choice of Trent Lott for minority whip exposes the party's disingenuous lip service to black voters for what it is.
Maryland's African-American voters had to make a difficult decision on Nov. 7 -- whether to send Michael Steele, a black Republican, to the Senate, or instead back a party some feel takes them for granted.
Upon her return from jail on a perjury conviction, the rapper Lil' Kim almost made us believe that imprisonment had afforded her time to reflect upon the demeaning portrayal of women in the rap genre. Almost.
New Orleans' sudden death was equivalent to the slow deaths of cities like Philadelphia, Newark and Oakland. So many of the same conditions exist; only the weather is different.
GOP'ers say it's just a coincidence that Democratic voters are the ones most likely to be disenfranchised by new photo ID requirements at the voting booths. Yeah, and I've got some fertile Missouri mules to sell you.
Why do African Americans still lag behind even recent African immigrants when it comes to beating heart disease and cancer?
Even as the notion of responsibility becomes less and less relevant among black American youths, people like Bill Cosby and the actor who plays Gordon on "Sesame Street" are asking the tough questions necessary for any reversal of the trend.