MUHAMMAD: Yet Another Young White Man Blinded by Hate

For the very life of me, I can't fathom either the source or the depth of the loathing so many White people, young and old, feel they can openly express about any and every Black person they choose.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Free Summer Programs Wanted

As a father of two young elementary age school children, it would be of great help to me if your paper would publish a list of free D.C. summer programs.

CHAVIS: U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Urgent Reform

I know from firsthand experience that the "criminal justice system" today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and restructuring.

CLINGMAN: Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can't blame them; that’s ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Low-Income Children to Get Shafted by Congress

Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and "at-risk" children short.

CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

MORIAL: Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America's Future

How can we begin to make the promise of equality in education a reality when we refuse to admit that equality in education does not always translate to equitable funding?

They Kill Trees: When and Perhaps Why Congressman Fauntroy Fell

For the past few years, Congressman Fauntroy, the man who organized the first historic March on Washington, has resided in a distant land, far from the church of his childhood that he later pastored for decades; far from the family ...

EDITORIAL: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same

In every decade, black people have been confronted by circumstances and events — often triggered by deeply entrenched and endemic structural racism — that has thrown the viability of black respectability into question.


It's that time of the year again, and you have once again given us a wonderful Health, Wellness and Nutrition supplement.

MUHAMMAD: Frat Boys, Fraternity Men, True Brotherhood?

White supremacy philosophy was woven into fraternity life, disguised as noble "heritage," and "traditions." Can there be any wonder that a busload of members of SAE were recorded on a bus outing singing a disgusting song?

FIELDS: #BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter.

EDITORIAL: Machen Steps Down

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr., announced on March 16 that he's leaving office and returning to private practice after more than five years serving as the Justice Department's top man in the city.

EDITORIAL: No Room in D.C.

The issue of affordable housing isn't a new one.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Continuing the Selma-to-Montgomery March

What a terrible irony that in this year of celebration of the Selma marches we are witnessing the resurgence of overt law enforcement brutality and injustice in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York City, and elsewhere, which reminds us how far we ...