Why 2014 Should Be Another Freedom Summer

Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network During this very week 50 years ago, Americans — many of them students and young folks — gathered in the state of Mississippi alongside civil rights leaders, activists, local citizens and others as they collectively engaged in an extensive voter registration project. Freedom Summer, as it was aptly titled, helped…

Supreme Court and Uncle Thomas’ Wrong Way Decision Supports Inequality; Makes Racism Clock Fall Back

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 is Constitutional WASHINGTON – In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 is constitutional. Proposal 2 is a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions policies in Michigan. It specifically barred students…