FCC Decision on Broadband a Step Backward for Consumers

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules to ostensibly promote and protect an open Internet.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: No ESEA Bill Is Better Than a Bad One

It is morally indefensible and extraordinarily expensive that we have 14.7 million poor children in our country — 6.5 million of them living at less than half the poverty level.

CURRY: DuBois and Trotter, My Civil Rights Heroes

As much as I admire William Edward Burghardt DuBois, in temperament, I am probably more like William Monroe Trotter.

CHAVIS: The Twin Evils of Terrorism and Racism

There are two related violent phenomena that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism.

OCEN: New Study Fills in the Gap on Black Girls

Although it is now well known that Black men and boys confront racial obstacles throughout American society, there is little awareness of the pressing needs of Black women and girls.

MUHAMMAD: Putting Rudy Giuliani in His Place

While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Concern for Black Males

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh challenge of Mayor Muriel Bower's "Empowering Males of Color" initiative is another instance of someone using their position to stop something and not understanding the problems that have plagued our community for years.

EDITORIAL: Hate and Division

Somehow it escapes these people that it’s OK to disagree with the president without getting personal and vicious and that these racist jags continue to alienate blacks and other people of color, whom the GOP purports to be courting.

EDITORIAL: UDC Moving in the Right Direction?

The University of the District of Columbia has experienced a good deal of turmoil lately, and from the looks of things, more is in the offing.

JESSE JACKSON: The Perils of Poisonous Politics

If Republicans wonder why 95 percent of African-Americans and 70 percent of Latinos will likely end up voting for Democrats in 2016, they should look in the mirror.

CHAVOUS: D.C. Underfunds Its Most At-Risk Students

For too long, D.C. public charter schools have not received adequate nor equitable funding as required by law.

BOWEN: A Better Way to Die

Why is making a plan for the end of life such a daunting and difficult challenge for African-Americans?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Republicans Miss the Point

Yes, blacks are really very conservative when it comes to a lot of the social issues we are now facing in this country, but that's where the similarity ends with the Republican Party.


Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities? And what are we as a society going to do about it?

CURRY: More Evidence of Obama's Hostility Toward HBCUs

As if we needed any more evidence, President Obama's recent meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed a deep-seated hostility toward the plight of struggling historically black colleges and universities.