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.

EDITORIAL: Time for Change

In the history of the Republic, this crop has the dubious distinction of being perhaps the worst, laziest and most torpid Congress ever.

EDITORIAL: Mental Health

Actor and comedian Robin Williams' death by suicide last month put the spotlight on suicide and its relationship to mental health.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Another D.C. Art Gallery Closes

I'm so sorry to learn that Juanita Britton will be closing her gallery. For as long as I can remember, her gallery has been a staple here in Anacostia.

JESSE JACKSON: Bluster is Not a Strategy

Pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed passivity regarding ISIS. But the bluster is providing more heat than light.

EDITORIAL: In the Midst of Plenty…

It's jarring to drive or walk around the District and see homeless people in doorways, on grates, under bridges and elsewhere around the city. This state of affairs is especially troubling given the tremendous wealth that resides in the nation's ...

EDITORIAL: Excellence, Inc.

The teams that competed in this year's Little League World Series are still basking in their success though they didn't cop the big prize.


Can't wait, can't wait! That’s all I can say about the AT&T Nation's Football Classic game at RFK Stadium between my Howard University Bison and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers.

CHAVIS: Marching to the Ballot Box

Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice.

CURRY: Cops Lied About 'Suicides' of Two Handcuffed Black Men

In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African-American — and trying to cover it up — they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense.

DANIELS: Michael Brown's Size Doesn't Matter

We've now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to be killed.