JEFFERSON: D.C. Must Ensure HIV Treatment

The D.C. Council now has an opportunity to ensure that people living with HIV and other medical conditions have access to the medications they need to maintain good health.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Learning Never Ends!

It was a surprise to me to learn that the University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach, Kevin Ollie, was the fourth African-American head coach to win the NCAA Tournament.

EDITORIAL: The Civil Rights Act, 50 Years Later

One of the good things about anniversary observances and related celebrations is that they offer us a vantage point from which to gauge our progress as a country and as a people.

JESSE JACKSON: America Needs to Build Upon What LBJ Gave Us

Fifty years later, former President Lyndon Johnson got the tribute he more than earned.

MALVEAUX: The Audacity of Voting

I guess everyone doesn't like voting as much as I do. Only a quarter of those eligible to vote in the District of Columbia did so.

JACKSON: African Diplomats Shun Black Business Owners

For those who are not followers of Africa, it’s important to remember that the continent of Africa is extremely patriarchal.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: 'Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!'

Today, almost one year after I first wrote about Ka'nard Allen, his story — and the stories of several other children whose lives are connected to his — remains a searing example of how pervasive gun violence in our nation’s ...

DANIELS: The GOP's Desperate Double-Down Game

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court added another layer of bricks to the wall conservatives are trying to build to transform the American political system from a "one person, one vote" democracy into one that is ruled — via legislative ...

CURRY: Acceptance by 8 Ivies Doesn't Remove Race Stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again.

MUHAMMAD: Time to Give President His 'Obamacare' Respect

Congratulations, President Obama and team!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Voting is Essential

It should have been a crime what some in the District did, or didn't do.

EDITORIAL: Henderson Deserves the Chance to Carry On

Kaya Henderson has put forth an agenda that’s been working and, unless someone else can step to the plate with far better offerings, at the very least deserves the opportunity to continue carrying out initiatives that are bringing our schools ...

EDITORIAL: Right Question, Wrong Answer

We commend Congressman Cedric Richmond for questioning U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the timing of the federal prosecutor's decision to announce allegations that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew about the shadow campaign funded by Jeff Thompson.

JESSE JACKSON: GOP’s Shameful Treatment of the Powerless

The Bible's injunction that we shall be judged by how we have treated the "least of these" (Matthew 25:40) appears in different forms in virtually every religion or faith. And surely the measure of a country is how it treats ...

SPRIGGS: Republicans Out On a Limb

The problem for the Republicans is that the children of the middle are facing low wages, the lack of employer-provided health insurance and they need help like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to hold on.