MALVEAUX: Countering Voter Suppression Moves

The stakes are high, both now and in 2016.


For 17 years, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been there, giving working families the security of knowing their children had access to quality, appropriate coverage they could afford.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: A Problem with Secret Service

The Secret Service, which has the responsibility of guarding our president, has been failing this president miserably.

EDITORIAL: Make Your Vote Count

The Nov. 4 midterm elections approach and a battle's raging in several states as Republican legislatures push to restrict citizens' right to vote.

EDITORIAL: Ebola in America

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Ebola virus has reached the United States.

JESSE JACKSON: Ebola — Fight the Disease, Not the Victims

In this country, some will use the epidemic to fan racial divides or to posture on immigration.

DUPLESSIS: School Choice Equals Parental Choice

While every parent wants to provide the best education for their children, not every parent has access to a quality school.

CHAVIS: Eric Holder Stood Tall for Justice

Black American leadership too often is taken for granted.

MUHAMMAD: President Obama's Coffee Cup Salute

With all the legitimate reasons for complaining about President Barack Obama's performance in office, the nation's conservative nits outdid themselves recently, complaining about what was dubbed "the latte salute."

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: A Tribute to Frederick Douglass

If it weren't for your newspaper I would have never found out the news about portraitist Simmie Knox and the portrait he painted of Fredrick Douglass that now hangs in the Maryland governor's residence in Annapolis

EDITORIAL: One Day, D.C. Will be Free

As of Wednesday, anyone caught in possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis in Maryland began receiving citations rather than face criminal prosecution. It will be interesting to see if anti-marijuana advocate Maryland Rep. Andy Harris introduces legislation to ...

EDITORIAL: Ferguson Redux

While attending the Congressional Black Caucus legislative weekend last week, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver expressed a fear that’s in the back of many people's minds: that there could be further unrest in Ferguson if the grand jury doesn't return an indictment ...

BURKE: More Blacks Headed to Congress

There are 44 African-American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent the highest number of Blacks in Congress in American history. But will it make a difference? ...

DANIELS: Two Faces of Racism

What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her, in that now-infamous article, to mislabel Shonda Rhimes, the TV hit maker, the paragon of the "Angry Black Woman" and traffic in the ...

CURRY: Eric Holder's Legacy — No Coward on Race

After being confirmed as the nation's first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.