The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has an obligation to its base—which means taking a different approach than most Democrats to the migrant crisis.
Roger House is an associate professor of American studies at Emerson College in Boston. His commentary on Black politics and cultural history have been published in leading venues. He is the author of Blue Smoke: The Recorded Journey of Big Bill Broonzy and South End Shout: Boston's Forgotten Music Scene in the Jazz Age.
The civil right leader keeps celebrating the march’s anniversary and leaning on the everlasting arms of the protest movement. But a “Black Agenda” is needed.
As the dust from the Supreme Court decision settles, Black political leaders should explore a new agenda of restitution for the unjust enrichment from slavery and Jim Crow.
The state’s party was founded on white supremacy. Now the power of the Black vote has put the state at the front of the line.
President Biden’s recent summit presents a great opportunity for Black political and economic leaders to build meaningful business ties with 49 nations on the continent.
Hiring Black workers to rebuild America’s infrastructure wouldn’t just be the president being a man of his word—it’s following the policy passed by Congress.
A new course has been charted towards the equitable management of state governments—especially in the South.
Black Democrats are poised to win the state’s top jobs. They have to work to end the cycle of “mental slavery” and change the state’s self-destructive culture.
I’m a fan of the public TV travel show, but here’s how it could be so much more inclusive and entertaining.
New York City’s top political leaders are all Black. But they’re letting down their own communities.