MALVEAUX: Back to School, Back to Basics

While many students feel it is important to make the first day of school a fashion show, others can’t afford new clothes and are often stigmatized at school.

SPRIGGS: The Grass Isn't Greener

Austerity is not a better proscription than the policies pursued in the United States.

MUHAMMAD: Dead, Dumb, Dumber and Dumber

There is absolutely nothing that was done by either Eric Garner or Michael Brown on the days they were murdered that would justify their deaths. Nothing.

DANIELS: Our Inevitable, Everlasting 'Racial Divide'

The flurry of polls released last week revealed that sharp disagreements exist between Black and White Americans about the killing of Michael Brown by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, about the street protests that have ...

ALFORD: The Environmental Movement's 'Billionaires Club'

I have often wondered about the zest and ambition of environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, Green Peace, Environmental Defense Fund, etc. They despise anything that advances our economy and improves the quality of life for all of America.

JACKSON: Residents of Ferguson Need to Make a Change

Regardless of what happens during all the legal wrangling, one thing is certain: the residents of Ferguson have had all the power they ever needed to make the change they have been seeking. And they haven't used it.

CURRY: Differences in Black and White

Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses.

CHAVIS: From 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' to 'Hands Up, Vote'

Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to push harder and further on the long journey toward freedom, justice and equality.

EDITORIAL: Obama and the U.S. in Iraq

As fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant continue their lightning-quick invasion and capture of significant sections of northern Iraq — and their murderous rampage against anyone who's not Sunni — the U.S. is being dragged back ...

EDITORIAL: The All-Seeing Eye

The City of Greenbelt recently joined a growing number of municipalities that plan or have already installed automated license plate readers. The mounted reader, which is capable of scanning 1,000 license plates a second, will operate 24 hours a day.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Eliminating the Digital Divide

I'm not a big fan of Comcast, but I have to give them some credit for this program.

MUHAMMAD: Open Season on Black Males … in America?

Everywhere we turn, the contradictions concerning the time and space continuum abound. What century is this? Where are we?

CHAVIS: Unjustified Police Murder in Ferguson

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, there is a Black American family and community in deep sorrow, agony and tears as a result of another racially-motivated police homicide.

CURRY: White Cops Kill at Least 2 Blacks Each Week

Police kill African-Americans more frequently than you may realize.

FLETCHER: Tired of Political Pitches, but Not the Fight

I am not going to tell you how bad things will get if the Republicans capture the Senate. My guess is that you already know that.