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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.

EDITORIAL: Schwartz Shakes up D.C. Mayoral Race

Former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz has shaken up the mayor's race.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Mayor for Life!

There has not been nor will there ever be another politician who will be able to do what Marion Barry did for this city.

JEALOUS: We Can Make the Future Come Faster in the South

We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration.

JESSE JACKSON: The Fight for the South

Will the progress of the last decades be turned back? Will the Old South block the growth of a New South? The political threat is clear.

SPRIGGS: Perceptions of Equality

Blaming African-Americans for not seizing the day and rising to the top is an indictment of the 99 percent.

EDITORIAL: Welcome to the Future

The change this country needs may rest with the Millennials who are poised to take control of a country and a world their parents seem intent of running into the ground.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations Class of 2014!

I am writing to you because when I read the article by Dorothy Rowley in the June 5 edition of The Washington Informer, "Ballou Student Accepts Prestigious Peabody Award," it made me feel something real special.

MUHAMMAD: The Bergdahl Message? Don't Go It Alone

You can't change the outcome of a war by yourself. You shouldn't go it alone. You certainly can't win it alone.