The Rev. Rick Warren is so prominent and respected that just being seen with him is a boon for any presidential candidate.

When John McWhorter landed a summer 2008 release date for his book All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, those working behind the scenes to get it published correctly anticipated two variables that would give the book an edge: grassroots hip-hop organizers would be in full force this election season, and big […]

Scarlett Johansson can laugh about it now, but the actress says she was embarrassed by the media coverage of her so-called “e-mail relationship” with Barack Obama.

While Barack Obama is still feeling the heat for taking a picture with Ludacris a year ago, John McCain is associating himself with questionable entertainment himself. McCain will give a speech at the Sturgis Rally at Buffalo Chip, South Dakota. Besides having a women’s wrestling event and what people describe as a ‘topless’ beauty pageant(wet […]

Barack Obama stepped triumphantly into history Wednesday night, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, as thousands of Democrats transformed their convention hall into a joyful, shouting celebration.

Media airwaves have bulled up on the topic of McCain’s VP and incumbent Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter being pregnant. Critics are also saying her return to work 4 days after the birth of her infant son with Down Syndrome was too sudden. How does she address his needs?

The recent uproar over the Ludacris pro-Obama rap song revealed once again that we are a nation willing to consume and enjoy hip-hop music, even as we refuse to understand hip-hop culture. The question “where does hip-hop end and Black culture begin?” would be a great start.

I’m not quite sure what Ludacris was thinking when he called Hillary Clinton a ‘B—-’ on his latest song, ‘Politics (Dedication to Obama). She still has an outside chance of being his vice president and will definitely be an influential force in his campaign. If it were any other rapper who said it, it wouldn’t […]

Last week, the nation observed what may go down in history as the ultimate Jesse Jackson backlash in response to the civil rights leader’s hot mic Obama commentary. Even more outrageous than the contempt that many commentators expressed with Reverend Jackson’s decades old leadership is the seeming lack of concern for a Black agenda by […]

If all crime in America were to end tomorrow, 800,000 people would be pretty pissed. Those 800,000 are all cops. And without anyone to arrest, it wouldn’t be long before that 800,000 began to swell the unemployment rolls. As time elapsed and the existing prison population either died or got paroled or released, the 46.3 […]

“Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a statement I made about the influence of blacks on Obama’s historic campaign, people have been stopping me to express a common sentiment: If you’re white you can’t open your mouth without being accused of being racist. They see Obama’s playing the race card throughout […]

Brandon Ziegler served two tours in Iraq and wears a bracelet inscribed with the name of an Army buddy who never made it home. Jim Morin saw action in both Iraq and Afghanistan and has lost several friends to the war in Iraq, the latest just a month ago.