DANIELS: The Central Park Jogger Case Settlement

How much is a person's innocence worth?

MALVEAUX: Blacks Haven't Recovered from the Recovery

President Obama's focus on the middle class leaves the poor where they have always been — at the periphery of economic progress.

CURRY: Freedom Summer — 50 Years Later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi — then the deadliest state in the nation — but the entire ...

CHAVIS: U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit Long Overdue

Without a doubt, the summit is a positive step forward and a long overdue break with the past traditions and "benign neglect" policies of the U.S. toward Africa.

MUHAMMAD: Dread the 'Tea-Locks'

Picture this: A tiny caucus — one that represents one-seventh of the total members of one branch of two houses, of one of three branches of government — able to paralyze the entire government, dozens and dozens of times.


Dick Cheney and other neo-conservatives who started the war in Iraq the first time are clamoring for a second chance to insert American troops into a conflict that threatens to consume the Middle Eastern nation. We hope the president ignores ...

EDITORIAL: Metro's Dilemma

Metro officials have their work cut out for them as they try to lure commuters back.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: HU Students Reach Out to Community

Sam P.K. Collins wrote an enlightening article that should make all of Howard University’s students — particularly those who live on and near the campus — stop and think.

SPRIGGS: Fifty Years After Civil Rights Act — A Land of Opportunity

While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 sought the end of race-based laws, the state of North Carolina is trapping people into poverty.

MUHAMMAD: Don't Forget Juneteenth

All hail Juneteenth, the holiday that was declared by enslaved Africans in America.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Return of the Unjust Greedy Weasels

This column is not about the recent story making headlines in New York City on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to lift a ban on pet ferrets. But it is about weasels.

CURRY: Hollywood Gets a Low Diversity Rating

The first detailed study of the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry has found that although diversity pays — literally — people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented throughout film and television.

MALVEAUX: Did the UNCF Make a Deal with the Devil?

When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.

JACKSON: Republicans Should Learn from Cantor's Mistake

In Eric Cantor's defeat, I see great opportunity for the Republican Party to make inroads into the Black community.

EDITORIAL: Ruby Dee 1922-2014

America lost another one of its brightest lights.