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ALFORD: No, This is Not a Black Thing

When we hear people say that our president or attorney general is being criticized because they are Black, we should check them.

CLINGMAN: The State of Black America

For the most part, Black people in this country are at the bottom of every good category and at the top of every bad one.

MUHAMMAD: The Late Great African Continent

A generation ago when we were just learning about the great accomplishments of African scholars and civilizations, during a period when Europeans were literally living in caves, Black people were proud of our African heritage.

CURRY: Memories of LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

Covering the three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the University of Texas last week brought back a string of memories — some fond, some bitter.

MORIAL: Ryan Budget Represents the Height of Irresponsibility

At a time when Americans are looking to Washington for solutions to the problems of income inequality and the ever-increasing Great Divide, Paul Ryan's budget goes in the opposite direction.

EDITORIAL: Equal Work, Equal Pay

It's a shame and an embarrassment that in 2014, the issue of equal pay for women remains unresolved and that certain politicians and activists are using pay equity as a political football.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bowser Will Need Our Support

Now that Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser will be competing for the mayor's post in the November general election, my concern is not about how well that race will be covered, but how well the District's non-white residents will ...

JESSE JACKSON: States' Refusal to Expand Medicaid is Deadly Attack on Poor Americans

We pledge allegiance to "One nation, under God." When terrorists attack us, we unite as one to defend our nation and our countrymen and women. Yet, we allow the doctrine of the Confederacy — states' rights — to divide us, ...

SPRIGGS: Encouraging Economic Leadership

Last week, Janet Yellen made her second major speech as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank. Again, her talk as chair is fresh air compared with what is typically heard from Fed chairs.

MUHAMMAD: A Government of 'Men' and Not Laws

To say that the legal outcome of any dispute in the United States is a function of scientific-like "laws" which function immutably for all regardless of whom or what is nothing more than a joke.

DANIELS: Equal Pay for Women Helps Us All

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get — or rather, what women who work full-time don't get — because of ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Improving the Odds for America's Children

Our children are in trouble and our nation is in trouble, and we must reset our moral and economic compasses.

FLETCHER: Progressives Should Campaign Against the Supreme Court

The conservative majority of the Supreme Court has gone out of its way to ensure the political supremacy of what the Occupy Movement called the 1 percent — the plutocrats.

MALVEAUX: Women Get Unequal Pay for Equal Work

Race and gender continue to shape the opportunities that African-American women have, and race and gender continue to marginalize us Black women.

JACKSON: Whitewashing Republican Support of Civil Rights

One of the best kept secrets over the past 50 years is that, proportionately, Republicans in Congress supported passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by a much wider margin than Democrats.

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