Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.
From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the "traditions" that led to his death ...
As always, there are detractors who argue that civil rights marches, while helpful in the past, are passé in an era of a black family occupying the White House. They are wrong.
Marion S. Barry Jr. — D.C.'s "Mayor for Life," indeed, "Mayor Forever" — taught us so many lessons in his lifetime and maybe even more valuable lessons in his departure from this life.
When he died on Nov. 23, a number of friends, colleagues and former employees of Mayor Marion Barry worried about how he'd be sent home.
A sleeping giant has been awakened, and the struggle for the heart and soul of this country has begun anew.
For all the good deeds he did for residents and the city, Marion Barry certainly deserved the recognition that will be long etched in the minds of the people he loved and those who loved him.
The streams of alienation and disparities are converging into a river. Injustices in this new age are not only inflammable, they are increasingly inflamed.
While the president sensibly offered meaningful relief to the parents of millions of American children with his immigration reform plan, he also went in a wrong direction offering policy on temporary work visas.
I would have thought that by now, there would be so much revulsion over the treatment of Black folks, especially the males, that there would be universal consensus that White cops, district attorneys and crooked judges are up to no ...
Both Rudy Giuliani and Darren Wilson are entitled to have their opinions of African-Americans, however flawed. But their biases should not cost Michel Brown or anyone else their life.
President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration.
African-Americans have been dealing with police brutality for decades. Until new leadership and forceful solutions arrive, the community will continue to deal with it.
We recently lost Marion Barry, an American icon, who changed this nation in ways most people don't understand.
Since his untimely death last week, residents in the District of Columbia and around the region and the country have mourned the passing of former Mayor Marion S. Barry.