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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 ...

EDITORIAL: Julian Bond Never Lost Touch with Everyday People

Like so many others, particularly those from the black community, we were saddened to hear about the death of Julian Bond last weekend. Still, we had to admit and recognize that his was a life that was well lived.

EDITORIAL: Fear of a Donald Trump Planet

With the Iowa State Fair attracting presidential hopefuls like flies to honey, we can't help but pause as the "surprise" Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, continues to share his controversial opinions all to his benefit.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We've Missed You Donnie — Welcome Back

I would like to add my voice to the chorus of voices welcoming back, as you say, "The Love Bug," Donnie Simpson, to the radio here in the DMV.

JESSE JACKSON: Julian Bond Was a Leader with Strength, Character

America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Job Training Essential in Today's Economy

The D.C. government has a so-called job training program where I have had friends call and never get a real person to answer the phone, apply online and never get a response, and even go to stand in line only ...

EDITORIAL: Ferguson a City Still Filled with Pain

It's been one year since Michael Brown died by police gunfire and once again, just like the days and weeks following his death, violence has rocked the small town of Ferguson, a tiny town located a few miles from St. ...

EDITORIAL: Summer Jobs Help — But Only in the Short Run

Many men and women have benefited from participating in summer youth employment programs like the one here in the District. Now named after former Mayor Marion Barry, the program makes a real difference in the lives of youth, particularly those ...

BLAYTON: More Than 'Cecil' Hunted in Africa

To many white Americans, the black man is clearly seen as a danger, and so, too, is the black woman.

MUHAMMAD: GOP Debate an Epic Comedy and Farce

As life-and-death serious as the times in which we live are, I can't help but think of the first Republican presidential debate in only comedic terms.

PULLIAM: Black Girls Wear Tutus or Ballet Will Die Without You

Ballet is in jeopardy, and here's why: America is becoming more black and brown, but mainstream ballet is not.

CURRY: Republicans Ignore Voting Rights Act Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates, Aug. 6. But the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And ...

CHAVIS: 
U.N. Should Show the U.S. That Black Lives Matter

Almost daily there is another fatal case of racially motivated police brutality that occurs against a black American woman, man or child. What is happening to black people in America?

JESSE JACKSON: Police Shootings About Class as Well as Race

After three days of peaceful demonstrations marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., yet another African-American man was shot by police there.