African American History Month

African American History Month honors the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Black History Month

Apr 3, 2014

Reducing the Number of Those Eligible to Vote – Who Benefits?

It's ironic. Decisions by this Supreme Court have allowed states to make it more difficult for ordinary Americans to vote, while at the same time, the Court is sanctioning a new flood of dollars from the super-rich to candidates and campaigns. (See the story on this week's disastrous decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.) Read More

Feb 27, 2014

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dies at 66

Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist and mayor of Jackson, Miss., died Tuesday afternoon. He was 66. Read More

Jan 30, 2014

Three CWA Human Rights Committees Meet

Members of CWA's National Civil Rights and Equity Committee and the National Women's Committee met in Washington D.C. this week. On the agenda was writing the annual reports that summarize the committee's work and priorities for members, as called for by the CWA Constitution. Read More

Dec 23, 2013

Valuing Families:  We’re Fighting AND We’re Winning

I had the great privilege, as an Advisory Board member of the Labor Project of Working Families (LPWF), of attending the Family Values @ Work’s 10th Anniversary and Annual Meeting in New York. Read More

Sep 12, 2013

Ben Jealous Stepping Down as NAACP Leader

Ben Jealous, who lead the NAACP for five years and helped re-energize that organization, is stepping down as president and CEO at the end of this year. Read More