SPRIGGS: Trying to Understand What Makes Sense

In the case of water and sewage bonds and the city of Detroit, the hike in water rates involves the perverse logic Chapter 9 was intended to avoid.

JESSE JACKSON: Treat Children at Our Borders with Humanity

America, famously, is a land of immigrants. But these children are not immigrants. They are refugees seeking safety.


As neighbors, members of civic organizations, sororities and fraternities, and faith communities, create connections for children, youth, and families in your communities who may be suffering silently with no support from family or friends.

CURRY: Republicans' Selective Memory on Executive Orders

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives.

MUHAMMAD: Why I'm Boycotting White House Ramadan Dinner

I cannot stomach the idea of attending the White House Islamic event to watch the duplicitous and hypocritical pronouncements of even-handedness toward the Muslim world while the White House gives Israel the green light to brutally trample Muslim rights and ...

CHAVIS: The Black Press — The Voice of Black America (Part II)

The Black Press of America not only reports the news, but we are also responsible to share perspectives about how to further improve the economic condition of Black America.

REYNOLDS: Hip-Hop Role Models Wanted

What does the platinum pair Beyoncé and Jay-Z so honored by the Obama White House have to do with the homicide epidemic sweeping across black communities? Some would argue a lot.

EDITORIAL: Trayvon Martin

One year ago on July 13, a jury of six women in Sanford, Florida, acquitted neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Releasing Psychological Chains

To me, the issue of race and the psychological effects of slavery still haunt us, each and every one of us, every day, and in most of our decisions.

SPRIGGS: Memories

Memory is a selection of facts, ignoring those that don't serve the agreed upon framework. The Civil War is a key example.

JESSE JACKSON: ‘Apartheid Avenue' Two Blocks from the White House

Diplomats who abuse their immunity from prosecution to keep their "imported" domestic workers as virtual slaves are a repeated scandal. What has not gained as much media coverage and public exposure is the flagrant abuse of sovereign immunity by international ...


Like clockwork, one of the District's congressional overlords has seen fit to interfere in the internal affairs of our city.


During his years in public life, it didn't take long after meeting Wayne Curry to know that he lived and breathed Prince George's County

MUHAMMAD: You Break it, You Own it, America

America's friends all seem to be afraid to fight for their own countries.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: School Boundaries and Subtle Racism

Unless someone takes a stance and calls out these school boundary changes for what they really are, I can only imagine how many more of our aspiring black students from underprivileged households will be unfairly judged by racist faculty members ...