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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.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Decriminalizing School Discipline

The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems.

BURNETT: Legalization Ends Discrimination in Marijuana Enforcement

Washington, D.C., holds the distinction of having the highest per capita marijuana arrest rate in the country, with the District's black residents being particularly and disproportionally targeted.

CHAVOUS: The Face of School Choice

Too many parents do not realize there are literally millions of opportunities available to send their child to a private school of their choice.

JESSE JACKSON: Muhammad Ali, a Hero of Our Time

Ali was more than a remarkable champion in the ring; he became a hero outside the ring. He stood up to assert his rights, and used his prominence to fight for religious freedom and racial justice.

MUHAMMAD: Scottish Independence Vote Never Entered Black American Mind

Even though the outcome has no effect on my life, I was hoping the Scottish people would have voted for independence from the United Kingdom — Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I was hoping for a teachable moment for ...