WOOD: What Does a Racially Just Society Look Like?

If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, what would he have to say about the state of American race relations? What would he have to say about what America needs to do to reach the racial Promised Land?

MUHAMMAD: 'Straight Outta' Role Models

I’m not interested in the conspicuous artistic merits of any movie about these antisocial thugs turned gangsta rappers who turn around and take movie and TV roles as cops and secret federal agents, tricking, deceiving and betraying our people.

MORIAL: Remembering Julian Bond, a Giant Among Giants

Julian Bond was never one to shrink away from a worthy fight.

CURRY: Planned Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Conservatives are attacking Planned Parenthood so viciously that you would be forgiven if you thought that the organization was running for president as a Democrat.

MURPHY: Remembering Family Values

As I look at the world today, I wonder how we got here and where we go now.


Learning about visual and language arts, and well as creative processes, artistic techniques and theories, and historical and political contexts will only make tomorrow's scientists and engineers more knowledgeable and creative thinkers.

EDITORIAL: Louis Stokes a Man We Should Never Forget

Louis Stokes blazed a trail that will long be remembered.

EDITORIAL: All Hands Needed on Deck

This week, more than 49,000 students kicked off another academic year in the District, walking into school halls eager to glean new information, reunite with old friends and show off their fresh gear. Amid the pandemonium, however, remains some concern ...

CHAVIS: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Advances in America

Principles of multiracial and bipartisan coalition-building are important to any movement that seeks to reform or change the status quo.

MORIAL: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The myth of widespread voter identification fraud appears to be nothing more than a political fraud orchestrated by officials eager to shift political fortunes to their party.

MALVEAUX: Black Lives Matter Prioritizes Black Life

I am proud of the Black Lives Matter movement and excited about the three young women who organized it and the thousands who have united under their banner.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Where Are the Caring Adults?

The violence, poverty and trauma these young people face would be unthinkable for anybody — and yet we leave countless children to cope with death and fear daily and often all alone.

DANIELS: The Conservative Mob is Trump's Trump Card

The fate of the Republican Party's presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins — both of them of the GOP’s own creation.

MUHAMMAD: Julian Bond a Man for All Seasons

Like so many, many others, I literally gasped when I learned that former Georgia state Sen. and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond had died.

IRVIN: Hip-Hop Doesn't Get a Pass for Misogyny

Without rap and hip-hop, many in our society would not know the names of great authors and activists, might not be versed on mass incarceration and the generational impact of high employment. But if we care about them — and ...