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Why Barack Obama's Speeches Should Be Taught In School

Barack Obama is many things: a first black President, a Mandela like figure who saved this country from an economic crisis, an example of a father and family man, and especially a great speechwriter and orator. His speeches are great literature and should be taught as lessons in literature and civics to young Americans.In 1996, Thabo Mbeki, vice-president of South Africa under Nelson...

The Politics Of Black Beauty: A Path Forward

I know what you are asking: WTF? Should there be such a thing as the "politics of beauty" if some folks can’t eat, or if there isn’t justice in our age of the new Jim Crow? I’d argue that economics, justice, etc., are meant to bring peace, prosperity and also beauty to a people. I’d argue that the enemies of our beauty—slavery, Jim Crow laws, the...

Julian Bond Vs. John Lewis: An Unforgettable Fight For Atlanta’s Fifth Congressional District

Black politics are much more complex than they look. Sometimes, going back into history is what helps define the present in black politics and helps point the way forward. The fight for Atlanta’s fifth congressional district once upon a time, in 1986, pitted two civil rights icons, Julian Bond and John Lewis, against each other. It is the sort of history that tells us everything...