The opinion columns that were written by civil-rights activist Carl Snowden are both poignant and powerful. These columns address issues involving race, immigration, politics, guns, violence and history. Snowden's analysis of contemporary issues are based on a lifetime of community activism.
His analysis of politics is based on his experience as a former elected official. His penetrating discussion on race issues is from the perspective of a black man that not only lived during the American segregation era, but also as a person who helped his city divest from the racist Republic of South Africa in the 1990s during the height of apartheid.
Snowden's columns on personalities ranging from Oprah Winfrey to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are always coupled with the unique perspective of that of an activist. His views on the contemporary issues of our day makes for a good read.