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MALVEAUX: Democrats Have No Consistent Message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected.

CURRY: Time for Black Democrats to Switch

I am going to propose something our national African-American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It's time for us to switch.

FLETCHER: The Question Black Conservatives Always Avoid

Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results. I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking.

BURKE: Democrats a Party Out of Sync

If there was one lesson to be learned on Election Day it was this: Until President Obama is gone and the Democratic Party leadership changes, Democrats will continue to lose.

JESSE JACKSON: Obama's Legacy — Defining the Course Forward

President Obama needs to address the pressing challenges facing this country — and contrast that starkly with the wrong-headed corporate and special interest agenda of Republicans.

FLETCHER: Ebola Tracks Outbreak of HIV/AIDS Pandemic

In the midst of the Ebola crisis, we are back to ground zero. Science is being ignored.

MALVEAUX: Online Colleges Flunk Common Sense

All colleges are not created equal. About once a week, I get a call from a mature student whose time at a career college was unrewarding.

MUHAMMAD: Gay Isn't Really the New Black

Just as I don't judge people who choose same-sex partners, I don't expect folks to judge me because I don't think cross-dressing and garishly flaunting one's sexual preferences as if that's their "identity" is equivalent with their skin color. It’s ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Monster of Poverty

For many children, Halloween is the rare occasion to indulge in a fun time of ghost stories and goblins and trick-or-treats. Sadly, too many children do not have normal or safe or protected lives, and their monsters are real.

DANIELS: NYPD's 'Aggressive Policing'

Three reports released this month on the arrest activities of the New York City Police Department should ratchet up the already significant questioning of the department's use of the "broken windows" approach to policing.

CURRY: Watching the Elections From Abroad

On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But this year was different.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Thank You, Mr. Mayor!

In my book, Mayor Vincent C. Gray is right behind Marion Barry when it comes to caring for the ordinary, hard-working people of the District of Columbia.

SHUMATE: Less Talk, More Action on Educational Reform

I am constantly wondering how, with so many different avenues of resources and different "plans of action" by our urban public school districts, we still get the same result!

MUHAMMAD: White Voters Bringing Destruction on Themselves

As the 2014 election unfolds, I fear White voters are poised to make choices at the polls that are certainly not in my best interest, that pose a danger for the entire world, and that ultimately are not even in ...

CLINGMAN: Black by Popular Demand

All across the nation, black is popular once again, all because it's voting time.