DANIELS: Free Speech Hypocrisy

This winter the media's been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults.

EDELMAN/HARTZOG: Time for Justice for Children in New York

Under New York's juvenile justice system, a child as young as 7 can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult.

FIELDS: Young, Gifted, Black and Abused

In the course of one week we witnessed the burden of being young, gifted and black.

MORIAL: The State of Black America — Part 1, Education

There's no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis.

MUHAMMAD: Republican 2016 Death Star: 'All Aboard'

There is absolutely no chance that Republican Party leaders will pay attention to a single word I say, so I feel no guilt about giving them good advice which might help them win the presidential and senate election derby in ...

EDITORIAL: Indiana in the Spotlight for the Wrong Reason

D.C. Council member David Grosso joined a growing group of critics in the political sphere Monday who moved to punish the state of Indiana in response to a bill passed last week that is largely believed to discriminate against gay ...


Every citizen of the District of Columbia should feel a sense of outrage and betrayal by Ron Machen Jr., the U.S. Attorney who knowingly sabotaged the D.C. mayoral election by putting forth the assumption that former Mayor Vincent Gray had ...

EDITORIAL: Loretta Lynch Deserves to be Confirmed

It's been more than 160 days that Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn's top prosecutor, has languished, waiting for the Senate to confirm her.

MUHAMMAD: Yet Another Young White Man Blinded by Hate

For the very life of me, I can't fathom either the source or the depth of the loathing so many White people, young and old, feel they can openly express about any and every Black person they choose.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Free Summer Programs Wanted

As a father of two young elementary age school children, it would be of great help to me if your paper would publish a list of free D.C. summer programs.

CHAVIS: U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Urgent Reform

I know from firsthand experience that the "criminal justice system" today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and restructuring.

CLINGMAN: Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can't blame them; that’s ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Low-Income Children to Get Shafted by Congress

Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and "at-risk" children short.

CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

MORIAL: Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America's Future

How can we begin to make the promise of equality in education a reality when we refuse to admit that equality in education does not always translate to equitable funding?