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JESSE JACKSON: Beyond the Bridge — The Suppression Never Ended

The stirring film "Selma" ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It will help a new generation of Americans appreciate that historic accomplishment. But what should ...

SPRIGGS: Poor — The Four-Letter Word Politicians Avoid

We need a national accounting that measures what the nation needs. And with so many poor children, the deficits we face if we let people be "priced out" will not be close.

JESSE JACKSON: State of the Union is a Tale of Two Americas

The State of the Union is a tale of two Americas. One America has unprecedented income, profits and wealth, while the other America's real unemployment rate is over 11 percent, wages and income for basic workers are frozen in place, ...

MUHAMMAD: 'Selma,' Lyndon Johnson and Voting Rights

It's funny how a publicly inflicted injustice can turn someone or something ordinary into a hero.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Praise for Alsobrooks

But one of the greatest achievements Prince George's County has made over the past few years was when we elected Angela D. Alsobrooks as state's attorney.

MALVEAUX: World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls

Indeed, the abducted girls have all but disappeared from the headlines and from the public consciousness.

CURRY: Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges? (Pt. II)

Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish HBCUs. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance.

BASKERVILLE: NAFEO Supports 'America's College Promise' Initiative

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education applauds President Obama's proposal to make community college tuition free and views it as the commencement of an important dialogue with the states' college and university stakeholders that could help move ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Honor Dr. King by Serving

Martin Luther King Jr. was an ordinary man who made history because he was willing to stand up and serve and make a difference in extraordinary ways, as did the legions of other civil rights warriors in the 1950s and ...

CLINGMAN: A Million Reasons to Change

Exactly what is there in 1 million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways ...

EDITORIAL: Selma Past and Present

A common lament heard from civil rights activists and a number of their contemporaries is that for any number of reasons, young people today are unaware of or unfamiliar with the stories of a bygone era.

EDIGTORIAL: MLK Deserves More Than Lip Service

The real Martin Luther King Jr. has been hijacked by those seeking to soften the hard edges of a man almost impossible to put into a neat category, and they subvert his message in the hopes that it doesn't reach ...

WHITEHEAD: What You Won't Hear from the Politicians

No matter what the politicians say about how great America is and how we, as a people, will always triumph, the fact is that the nation seems to be imploding.

JENKINS: The Real 'Empire'

Particularly speaking from an African-American standpoint, I am a bit disappointed and troubled by how we as a people are portrayed in the media.

CHAVOUS: Kennedy, King Vision Found in Indiana School

Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is more evident at a tiny elementary school in Indianapolis than in most places in America.

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