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DANIELS: The Content of Steve Scalise's Character

Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official's actions and words remind us — just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — that it remains implacably hostile to what ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Let's Keep Encouraging Young Girls

There have been so many negative articles written about cheerleading in the past, it's so very refreshing to see someone take a positive approach in spotlighting the sport.

EDITORIAL: D.C. More Than Ready for Bowser to Fulfill Promises

If the Jan 2. inaugural of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the attorney general and the D.C. Council is any indication, residents are more than ready for the changes they're promising.

MOTEN: 'Overall' Crime Data Conceals What Matters to Us

I share the sentiments of many in my community who challenge the notion that “overall” crime in D.C. has gone down.

EDITORIAL: D.C. Women Rule the Roost

The District of Columbia is bathing in the glow that women hold three of the most powerful positions in the city.

GROFF: The Way Forward for Black Students

African-Americans need to remake public education for our kids.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Mayor Gray Is a Good Leader

The mainstream press is always convicting black men of crimes before they have their day in court.

MUHAMMAD: President Obama's 'Great' Bad Year

What a great bad year President Barack Obama had in 2014.

MALVEAUX: Innocent Blacks and White Cops — All Lives are Valuable

What links the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu? Some would say that one set of deaths was revenge for the other. Actually, all of the deaths represent a tragic loss of life.

BURKE: 'Selma' is More than a Movie

"Selma" reminds us of what is required to win results for African-Americans with 300 years of history stacked against them.

CHAVIS: Creating a Global Blueprint to the Future

I believe that Black America's national leadership should immediately convene a summit to devise a "global" action agenda for the next year that will address the economic and political interests of African descendants around the world.

EDITORIAL: In Search of Justice

When a mentally ill gunman murdered Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Dec. 20, the New York City Police Department had the country's sympathy. But some of that has been diluted by a series of arbitrary, self-serving and dishonest ...

CURRY: 2014, The Year of Unfair and Unbalanced Media

Yes, Black lives matter. And so does the truth.

FLETCHER: Republicans 2015 — A Trip Into the Past

The vast majority of the Republican Party has suggested, for many years, that their objective is to overturn the 20th century, that is, to reverse the various gains made by the average person in the 20th century.

EDITORIAL: Gray's Last Bow

On Christmas Eve, Mayor Vincent Gray released data indicating a significant decrease in unemployment in Wards 5, 7 and 8.