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I want to give a Black History "shout out" to the millions of nameless, faceless business women and men [barbers, hairdressers, cafe owners...] who rose before dawn and got home long after everyone was asleep. 
by Marc Morial
With an economy that is still treading water, job creation should be the number one priority for elected officials in Washington.
by William Spriggs
Mainstream organizations, grounded in the elite consensus, are now publicly engaging the orthodoxy that inequality is the price we pay for economic growth is important.
Four weeks into the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, I’m reminded of the tremendous impact the Affordable Care Act has on the lives of American women.
As a Filipino-American and as an openly gay man, I cheer the latest victory for the LGBT rights movement.
by Theodore Ransaw, PhD
Many Black males are torn between academics and thug culture and it appears the latter is winning.
by Benjamin Todd Jealous
The current federal minimum wage is inadequate, outdated, and out of touch with the modern cost of living.
The new white Negro
Part 8 - Race in America
By Isabel Sawhill
Moynihan's bracing profile of the collapsing Black family in the 1960s looks remarkably similar to a profile of the average White family today. In other words, family breakdown is now biracial.
White shame, black pain
by E. Faye Williams
The times demand action from more of us—African, Hispanic, Asian, Native and white Americans, LGBT friends, women, the disabled—everyone benefitting from the Civil Rights Movement.
If Trayvon Martin were not a young black male, he would be alive today. Despite the verdict, it’s clear that George Zimmerman would never have confronted a young white man wearing a hoodie. He would, at the very least, have listened to the cops and stayed back.
The sun continues to produce significant solar flares, powerful bursts of radiation which - when intense enough - can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. (Image Credit: NASA/SDO)
Public Pursuits
New County Council Officers. Craig Rice (left)
was unanimously selected as the new president of
the Montgomery County Council on Dec. 3. George Leventhal was unanimously selected as vice
president. (Photo/Montgomery County)
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Diversity Leader
Julian Norment is the new liaison to the African American community for Montgomery County's Office of Community Partnerships.
Race in America: Past & Present

The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.    

Part 2: Emmett and Trayvon: How racial prejudice has changed

Part 3: A House divided

Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth 

than whites at the same income level?

Part 8: The new white Negro

Is family breakdown now biracial?
President Obama & First Family
(Photos/The White House)