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NSA spied on King, Ali, others

NSA spied on King, Ali, others

The National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret…

What once was a dream now prompts political segregation

What once was a dream now prompts political segregation

They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King‘s dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life. Yet there was something missing from…

Remembering a landmark day

Remembering a landmark day

For many among the tens of thousands of Americans who thronged to the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, President Barack Obama’s challenge to…

Obama had a dream too

Obama had a dream too

President Barack Obama won’t need to mention race — a subject he doesn’t talk a lot about in public — when he stands at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary…

For youth, a chance to lead

For youth, a chance to lead

Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on…

Remembering ‘I have a dream’

Remembering ‘I have a dream’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s famous speech and pledging…

Civil rights struggle continues

Civil rights struggle continues

Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Long, a…

Ron Paul’s con: Using hatred of America to get rich

Ron Paul’s con: Using hatred of America to get rich

Hypocrisy is the constant bedfellow of most — if not all — politicians and even afflicts Ron Paul, the so-called “savior of America” on the GOP primary ticket. Yet the…

In direct mail solicitation, Paul predicted ‘race war,’ touted newsletters

In direct mail solicitation, Paul predicted ‘race war,’ touted newsletters

Texas Congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul claims he never read the racism-tinged newsletters that bore his name in the 1980s and 1990s, but a direct-mail newsletter solicitation sent…

Rep. Clyburn: Time to tone down the violent rhetoric

Rep. Clyburn: Time to tone down the violent rhetoric

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a lawmaker who faced several threats during the heated health care debate, is calling on the country to ratchet down its heated political rhetoric and calling…

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