Ben Jealous

The comedian says he's known Jealous "all my life" and believes the Democrat will "do the right thing by Maryland" if he's elected governor.
The comedian, who'd urged giving Trump "a chance" in a 2016 "SNL" monologue, lambasted the president in a CNN interview.
In their first appearance together since winning their primaries, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum and Ben Jealous spent 10 minutes talking about the racist attacks on them and their campaigns.
Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" scored some impressive wins this weekend at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, adding to its victories last month in St. Louis.
By getting out the vote for Sanders, we have the chance to shift the power of Congress. Once this happens, Sanders' "lofty" and "radical" ideas suddenly become quite possible.
Like every other community in the United States, African American intellectuals and political leaders represent a wide range of viewpoints, and while Dr. Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates might disagree on certain issues, they're voting for Bernie Sanders.
This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.
Doing the work to register voters in the South will take our collective time, treasure and dedication. But it is crucial, and it can make the future come faster than many people think.
According to a 2012 report by the Center for American Progress, one out of three U.S. citizen children of immigrants live in mixed-status families, and tens of thousands of parents are deported each year. This has a devastating impact on families.
Yes, Mr. West, America will look very different in 2043. That America, too, will be beautiful. Let us "work for the elevation" of every American and reap the national prosperity that the realization of their individual promise will bring.
In a democracy, the people can win every time -- but only if we are organized. Today, when I reflect back on my half-decade at the helm of the NAACP, I am deeply proud of what we have accomplished together as we organized our communities.
Saint Paul's demise should serve as a wake-up call to those who care about the future of HBCUs. For more than 175 years, the institutions have played a crucial role in African-American advancement. However, even the wealthier HBCUs are struggling financially.
I have had the great fortune to work closely with Ben on many of those issues. He is soulful, brilliant, and strategic -- a gem in the movement for human rights and social justice in the U.S.
We gathered half a mile from the White House, where an African-American president and African-American attorney general have held office for five years.
“As a child traveling through Alabama, I can remember seeing these signs: ‘white men, colored men,’ ‘white women, colored
On NBC's "Meet The Press," also on Sunday, Kelly said there was "no question" that violent crime would rise if stop-and-frisk
There are a number of concrete steps that are being taken to help fight racial profiling in New York City, across the federal government, and on the state level.
Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher's son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don't need to watch a rerun of that fateful day. We need a sequel.
When a teenager's life is taken, and there is no accountability for the man who killed him, nothing seems right in the world. But we cannot let these emotions rule us.