MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Vincent Harding's Call to Make America, America

When my brother friend Dr. Vincent Harding passed away May 19 at age 82, we lost a beloved historian, theologian, social justice activist and visionary who never lost sight of the "beloved community" his friend and colleague Dr. Martin Luther ...

CURRY: Right-Wing Media Pretends Racism Doesn't Exist

A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, "Don't Litigate It, Don't Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing Media's Solution to Racial Discrimination."

JACKSON: My House is Not Your Home

America doesn't have an immigration problem. We have an enforcement problem.

MALVEAUX: Remembering Maya Angelou

Many people will remember Maya Angelou for her phenomenal career. She was a true renaissance woman — an author, teacher, dancer, performer, radio personality and a producer. I will remember her a sister friend, a wise "auntie" who didn't mind ...

EDITORIAL: Maya Angelou 1928-2014

The tremendous outpouring of affection and stirring tributes following Maya Angelou's death on May 28 are an indication of the love and high esteem with which a wide cross-section of fans and admirers held her.

EDITORIAL: Tax Cuts on the Horizon

After a relatively quiet spring, it looks like there will be lots of fireworks between Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the D.C. Council over the fate and funding of streetcars.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Arts Coverage Matters

Eve Ferguson's review of Arena Stage's "Smokey Joe's Café" in the May 22 issue of The Informer was wonderfully written.

MUHAMMAD: Help Wanted — Over 35 Need Not Apply

As I look around our landscape today, I don't fret that we are running short of geniuses. What I lament is that the time is well past for these brilliant minds to step forward and seize the mantle of public ...

CHAVIS: Maya Angelou — A Freedom Fighter with a Pen

Millions of people throughout the world continue to pause, to remember, to celebrate and to recommit to the living spirit and legacy of Maya Angelou.

SPRIGGS: Marking a Big Loss

This week marked the loss of a powerful voice in Maya Angelou. Fortunately, many in the nation paused to notice the loss.

MUHAMMAD: Indianola, Miss., Welcomes Home B.B. King

This place is the biggest small country town, of which most Americans probably have never heard.

DANIELS: Our Continuing Conversation on Race

The racism and sexism Donald Sterling has so bluntly put on display multiple times now, along with other recent developments, has underscored that these forms of bigotry in America, while less powerful than before, are still widespread and will be ...

CHAVIS: Ignoring Black American Veterans

The current controversy surrounding the plight of veterans in the United States is an important issue for all families in America who have benefited from the service of millions of men and women who have served in the military.

JACKSON: Why Black Men Need More White Women

Black men need more White women like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham.

MALVEAUX: Dishonoring Our Vets

The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, was designed to honor those who died in service to our country. It is tragically ironic that around the same time we are honoring and remembering the dead, we are learning about deficiencies ...