CLINGMAN: From Boycotts to Buying From Black-Owned Businesses

Are Black folks, the recipients of $1.2 trillion annually, poor stewards of this tremendous amount of money and, thus, unable to obtain economic empowerment because of our slothfulness?

MORIAL: Dallas Tragedy Debunks Gun-Control Myths

In what kind of a world do we live when hate groups that actually encourage violence against law enforcement officers are more circumspect than our current firearm safety laws?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Our Nation's Unfinished Business

Division is not inevitable. When will we hear and heed and act?

MALVEAUX: Where's the Corporate Leadership on Racial Justice?

What if a few leaders in Fortune 500 companies took a position on the number of unarmed African-Americans by "law enforcement" officers?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We Must Make Black Dollars Matter

There are hundreds of black-owned businesses in and around the Washington, D.C., area that black people should patronize.

EDITORIAL: Backyard Pools: Deathtrap for Many Young Children

It's been a record-high hot summer across the U.S., causing a slew of adults and youth alike to seek temporary relief in their local lakes, rivers and pools. But parents, guardians and caregivers should be on alert, especially when it ...

EDITORIAL: Bernie Supporters — Time to Get On Board

Now that Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the nomination of the Democratic Party and is poised to become the first woman president of the United States of America, the race to the White House has heightened in intensity.


No amount of haggling, protesting, lambasting or inertia can change that. We can certainly complain about the electoral process. We can moan and groan about the two-party system. We can even step out on our own and write in some ...

JESSE JACKSON: Clinton Is the Clear Choice in November

The stakes are high. People are looking for answers, not insults.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Have Horrors of Racially-Divided '60s Returned to America?

Today's cauldron of anger, frustration and hatred appears to have reached an ominous boiling point.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Successful Schools Need Invested Parents

The only way to turn around any urban public schools system, including Washington, D.C.'s system, is to have the parents buy into the fact that education is important and that they have to participate in the education of their children.

EDITORIAL: Have Historic Civil Rights Groups Lost Their Relevancy?

With various lines being drawn in the sand over things like religious preference, educational attainment, sexual orientation and class and gender differences, we must recognize that it's impossible to force the "square pegs" that represent America’s hallowed diversity into "one-dimensional ...

EDITORIAL: Appalling Conditions at DC Jail is Old News

The recent death of a DC jail inmate during the current heat wave in the District serves as another reminder that the 40-year-old institution must be overhauled for the safety of all of its inmates. But this is not a ...

COOPER: Race Relations and the Police in America

The recent public executions by law enforcement of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the sniper attacks on police officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere — innocent American citizens murdered in cold blood — serve as painful ...

MORIAL: Every Student Succeeds When Schools are Funded Fairly

The unfortunate truth is that 62 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools are unconstitutional, our schools are more segregated than they were in 1968.