The thirteenth day of the twelfth month of this year had an accidental meaning as 12/13/14, but beyond this numerological oddity, the date took on real political meaning.
Thank you so much for the article "Temps, Tops Still Have the Magic Touch." I was in high school when these iconic groups were in the height of their popularity, and I remember every song that they recorded.
Breathing ought to be a simple thing. Air in, air out. It's not so simple when one's neck is being choked.
We are faced with the reality of a recent study of federally collected data that found that our young black males are at a 21 times greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts.
It's been a gut wrenching couple of weeks for us in the nation's capital.
The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among whites and blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers for killing unarmed blacks ignores ...
Now, in the season that's supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the white majority's unwillingness to consider black Americans as their counterparts across the color line plays in maintaining the racial divide.
The phenomenon we have seen in America since the announcements that the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner would not be indicted is new to a generation, but not to the nation.
Although 70 percent of D.C. voters support a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana use, city leaders and organizers of Initiative 71 are scrambling to counter interference by the congressional overlords into the city's affairs.
Rarely do people know that one act, that one thing that becomes the spark that ignites a groundswell of anger and deep dissatisfaction, that seemingly erupts from nowhere.
Sometimes the very consumers who need health care the most are the least likely to enroll. This has been one of the challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency responsible for administering the ...
Why march? Marching is a public protest, a witness demanding attention be paid.
Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt is taking action to turn the American dream of homeownership into reality for many more people.
Eric Garner's last words — "I can't breathe" — ought to motivate all Americans, not just African-Americans but Americans of conscience, to breathe life and energy into a movement for justice.