Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
Charles B. Rangel
Not having insurance not only destroys your life, it destroys your fiscal life. It breaks up marriages. You cannot functions anywhere unless you have good health.
The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
Living in New York City, I am reminded by the Statue of Liberty that the United States of America has always welcomed those yearning to breathe free and seek a better life.
The promise of the American Dream requires that we are all provided an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our nation.
This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us.
We can't have Harlem become one borough for the rich.
Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.
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