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Puerto Rican prisoner should be freed

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, May 29, 2013

It was out of proportion to keep incarcerating him 14 years ago. Today, it is simply a disgrace.

Maya Angelou Spoke for Everyone

by Brian Gilmore

Maya Angelou represented the quintessential African-American voice in American art, though she spoke for all: women, men, children, the world.

The writer, poet, dancer, songwriter, performer and ambassador of goodwill, who died on May 28, was an artistic giant. She rose out of adversity.

A Wise Choice to Head Up the HUD

by Jose Miguel Leyva

President Obama has made a wise choice by reportedly tapping Julian Castro to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As the mayor of San Antonio, Castro runs one of the largest cities in the nation and is intimately familiar with urban issues.

Plus, one of his closest friends is Henry Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio who went on to head up HUD under President Clinton. Cisneros will be able to help Castro navigate the bureaucracy.

Why Black Colleges Aren't Graduating Enough Athletes

By Fred McKissack

It’s graduation time, but too many athletes from historically black colleges aren’t walking across the stage to get their diplomas.

The NCAA just released its annual Academic Progress Report for Division I sports. Of the 17 men’s football and basketball teams banned from post-season play, eight are historically black colleges and universities. Five of the schools are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, a powerhouse of the historically black colleges and universities.

Marriage Equality Takes a Few More Steps Forward

By Michael Rene Zuzel

Recent court decisions in Idaho, Oregon and Pennsylvania overturning bans on same-sex marriage illustrate how indefensible these bans are.

Roughly a dozen state and federal courts in every corner of the country have ruled in recent months that prohibiting same-sex couples from entering into legally recognized domestic unions is inherently unconstitutional.

50 years after Birmingham bombing, where are we?

By Fred McKissack Jr., September 15, 2013

Fifty years ago, a depraved and savage crime rocked the civil rights movement: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.