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JESSE JACKSON: What Clinton Better Learn from Brexit Vote

There is a clear warning here for Hillary Clinton. She is the candidate of the status quo at a time when people are looking for change.

JUMPER: Don't Take Away Needed Job Opportunities In Fight for Better Pay, Benefits

In the pursuit of higher wages and better benefits for full-time workers we ought not ignore those looking for flexible employment opportunities that meet their own specific needs.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: The Circle of Life

We begin by being totally dependent on others — normally our parents. However, as the days become months and years, we learn more about ourselves and discover the world in a new light.

MUHAMMAD: The Gentrification of the D.C. Statehood Push

I am convinced that if Black people are not careful and don't guard our dreams, we will wake up one day and discover that our most precious hopes and ambitions have been gentrified, stolen from our pillows while we slept ...

CLINGMAN: How Much Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Just who are we trying to convince that Black lives matter, other than politicians? And if Black lives matter, how much do they matter, how much are they worth?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Inaction Not an Option After Orlando

How can inaction continue to be an option in the face of senselessness and intolerance fueled by guns? We must act to save our country's soul and the lives of our people — all of our people.

HILL HARPER: Web Access Needed to Close Digital Divide

The digital divide is real. Millions of brilliant, creative thinkers are still left behind, because they don't have affordable access to the Internet. So what can we do to change this paradigm?

MALVEAUX: Shame on McCain, Trump for Blaming Obama for Orlando Massacre

If you look into a dictionary under "sore loser" you will find a photograph of Arizona Sen. John McCain.

EDITORIAL: Why Can't Congress Move on Gun Control?

Despite over 60 percent of the people supporting new laws that make it more difficult to acquire weapons, Congress continues to waste time in debates without any action being taken.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Voter Apathy Is the Problem With Blacks

Did your candidates win or lose? If you did not vote, you might well be the reason why your favorite choice lost the race.

JESSE JACKSON: Why Elizabeth Warren Should be Hillary's VP

Some suggest it's impossible to have two women lead the party's ticket. But haven't we gone far beyond that?

MUHAMMAD: Reparations and Juneteenth

To be the oldest African-American holiday on the calendar, "Juneteenth" is way, way down on the popularity list of annual celebrations. Maybe it's because Juneteenth, even its name, has a certain southern, Booker T. Washington-bootstraps kind of appeal.

CLINGMAN: How Blacks Get Accountability from Politicians

Black people talk a lot about accountability, especially as it relates to politicians. How do we do that? How can you hold someone accountable who is not accountable to you?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline

It is hard to dream of college and what you can be in the future if you don't see it.

EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON: Go Sweetly, Muhammad Ali

With the passing of the larger-than-life sports personality Muhammad Ali, the world has lost more than a great boxing champion. We have lost a remarkable human being whose life was laced with courage, dignity and grace.

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