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MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

In a nation where more than 16 million children — more than one in five — are poor, the plain truth is that child poverty is pervasive and affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban and rural ...

DANIELS: America's Criminal Justice Problem

Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic residents of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable — for not “loitering,” or not riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or not ...

JACKSON: NFL Threw Ray Rice Under the Bus

By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.

EDITORIAL: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

When we were young, getting a “beating” served as one of a range of options available to responsible adults across a continuum of discipline.

EDITORIAL: To Protect and Serve

One of Washington, D.C.’s finest showed himself to be squarely in the ranks of the grossly ill-informed when, in early September, while effecting an arrest, he tried to intimidate and harass a Washington Post mobile editor filming the incident.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Give Everyone a Level Playing Field!

Poor and middle-class families are being forced to leave this city in record numbers, so just imagine what will happen if the District wins the bid for the 2024 Olympics.

CHAVOUS: Education Reform Not to Blame for Nation's Segregated Schools

It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has gotten even worse, not better.

JESSE JACKSON: The Time for Action on Diversity has Come

Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded a lineup of six white men to present its new ...

World Bank President to Visit Howard: A Lyndon Johnson or Lee Atwater?

The World Bank, the third-largest employer in our nation's capital, is the place where the color of your skin is seen as an intractable handicap that not even two doctorate degrees can help you overcome.

MALVEAUX: America Needs a Raise

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months — an all-time high. Who gets the wealth, though?

DANIELS: Rescued from America's Gulag Archipelago

We ought to regard the nation's criminal justice system as a distant cousin of the former Soviet Union's infamous gulag archipelago.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Invisible Achievement Gap

I hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment by all teachers and school administrators to help every child succeed.

CURRY: Driving While Black and Poor

Unmistakably, poor Blacks drive through certain Missouri municipalities with a huge X on their backs.

MUHAMMAD: Justice Scalia Owes an Apology

There are many good reasons why Black people do not trust the police, prosecutors, and judges in America.

CHAVIS: Nov. 4 — A Day of Reckoning

In fewer than 60 days, the November elections will be held. Once again, the United States is at a pivotal political moment in history.