JESSE JACKSON: End America's Perverse Embargo against Cuba

While the Cubans are far from a democracy and continue to curb dissent and limit freedom of assembly, their leaders are slowly opening the country up, while playing a responsible role across the developing world. And yet America continues to ...

MUHAMMAD: Secret Service Make Keystone Kops Look Professional

Before the recent "security lapses" by the Secret Service devolved into a genuine national security threat to this country, I was trading jokes and quips with the best of them about how utterly laughable their behavior was becoming.

CHAVIS: Jordan Davis' Killer to be Jailed for Life

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis has not come without a struggle.

CURRY: The Justice Department after Holder

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn't left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder's mold will succeed him.

DANIELS: The Ebola Case in Dallas

Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican office holders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show ...

MALVEAUX: Countering Voter Suppression Moves

The stakes are high, both now and in 2016.


For 17 years, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been there, giving working families the security of knowing their children had access to quality, appropriate coverage they could afford.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: A Problem with Secret Service

The Secret Service, which has the responsibility of guarding our president, has been failing this president miserably.

EDITORIAL: Make Your Vote Count

The Nov. 4 midterm elections approach and a battle's raging in several states as Republican legislatures push to restrict citizens' right to vote.

EDITORIAL: Ebola in America

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Ebola virus has reached the United States.

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