I like to describe the Greater Washington Urban League as "boots on the ground" in our community, providing valuable services to help people survive and thrive.
On Friday, the Confederate battle flag came down on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. This symbolic, long overdue gesture has significant meaning.
The ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students — no matter where they live or what their background is — have access to a high-quality education.
You should be indignant at the thought of erecting statues and naming streets and schools after Confederate traitors.
Is it a coincidence that churches are burning in the days since the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina?
Given our long struggle for equal justice in America and the need to continue to press forward to ensure freedom, justice and equality for all, it is important to reflect on the key principles upon which Thurgood Marshall achieved his ...
In the 51 years since the political humiliation of conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater by incumbent Lyndon Baines Johnson, there has been a sea change in the American political spectrum.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Cathy Lanier and a considerable number of District residents are understandably concerned about a recent spike in the number of homicides in the city.
Mayor Muriel Bowser is to be commended for the work she and her administration have done to ensure that a significant chunk of the District's young people are gainfully employed this summer.
Home prices that I've seen listed in the District of Columbia seem to be completely out of reach for most middle and low-income individuals.
As President Barack Obama’s eight years heads into its final stretch, his accomplishments are becoming clear, rising above the daily skirmishes, wins and losses.
When Dylann Roof murdered nine African-Americans during Bible study at Mother Emanuel Church, he could have hardly imagined the consequences of his actions.
Though the keynote address was delivered 163 years ago in Rochester, New York, on the significance of the Fourth of July celebration in the United States, the roaring eloquence and penetrating clarity of Frederick Douglass' speech still rings true today.
Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion — treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it recently — finally been irredeemably shredded?
On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the "history and legacy" of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is "dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved." I would suggest, ...