When times are tough, it’s easy to ignore things like health and wellness. We all know what happens when we do that in our personal lives—it comes back to haunt us. Same’s true as a society, and the U.S. AIDS epidemic is proof of that fact.
by Kai Wright on January 10 2012, 10:41AM
Elections are for incumbents all about accountability for the choices they’ve made. And the Obama camp desperately needs a reality check with the reformist voters who bought into it’s message of change four years ago.
by Kai Wright on December 21 2011, 10:00AM
We have organized society around a misguided belief in unfettered growth and unrestrained capitalism. The question of 2012 must be how we begin building a society based on something different.
by Kai Wright on November 10 2011, 2:54PM
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by Kai Wright on October 14 2011, 11:26AM
No, Obama can’t wave his magic wand and pass bills. But he can use the substantial bully pulpit he occupies to at least force the right conversation. He’s been doing so for weeks, and there are signs that it’s working.
by Kai Wright on October 13 2011, 1:48PM
One commenter says Occupy L.A. has built a stronger movement by being intentional about race. Any other examples from the ground?
by Kai Wright on October 12 2011, 10:30AM
The 84-year-old artist and activist has published a memoir of his life and career. Colorlines.com’s publisher Rinku Sen spoke with him a year ago about the wisdom that career generated for today’s generation of change makers.
by Kai Wright on October 7 2011, 10:48AM
Black unemployment is at levels comparable to the Great Depression in six cities. But then again, black populations in dozens of cities were in acute recessions before the national crisis ever began. The actual numbers are striking.
by Kai Wright on October 6 2011, 3:20PM
There’s a quite specific way our representatives can show if they’re listening to the growing movement: get the consumer watchdog fully up and running. And there will be many, many fights to follow.
by Kai Wright on October 3 2011, 10:05AM
The Occupy Wall Street movement is building steam as protestors battle with NYPD over the right to peaceful assembly. That’s great, but the crisis at hand—crippling economic inequity—is once again lost in the din.
Amid all the deficit and campaign talk, it’s easy to forget the foreclosure crisis continues to destroy neighborhoods. Community organizers in East Oakland got fed up and delivered the dirty problem to its source.
by Kai Wright on September 28 2011, 11:51AM
Obama ruffled feathers with a speech telling black leaders to take off their “bedroom slippers” and join the battle for his jobs bill. Funny thing is, that’s just what they were trying to tell him.
Tonight, we mourn not only Davis’s life, but all of those lives that have been destroyed and taken in the name of a criminally unjust system of law and order.
by Kai Wright on September 20 2011, 10:43AM
The president vowed to make the rich “pay their fair share.” Let’s hope he’s serious. But either way, a new campaign launches today to make sure both parties must care as much about homeowners and workers as they do bankers in 2012.
by Kai Wright on September 2 2011, 12:53PM
Another dismal monthly jobs report and another round of all the wrong questions and concerns. Meanwhile, millions of people continue fighting for survival.
by Kai Wright on August 4 2011, 12:30PM
An alarming study reveals HIV infections grew by nearly 50 percent among black gay and bisexual men in recent years. There are many complex causes for the trend, but there are also some clear solutions if we commit to them.
by Kai Wright on August 1 2011, 11:21AM
The most consequential change to our political landscape in 2008 may not have been Obama’s election, but rather the right’s response to it.
by Kai Wright on July 26 2011, 10:58AM
The wealth gap is now larger than it’s been since the Census Bureau began counting it. The foreclosure crisis is part of the reason, but its more symptom than cause for the building catastrophe in the U.S. economy.