When Channing Phillips takes office as interim U.S. attorney on Oct. 19, a Senate confirmation should follow within 120 days. During that time, we encourage him to decide the case against Vincent Gray.

JESSE JACKSON: The Gun Lobby Can Be Defeated

What we have here is a national security emergency. There is national mourning for the victims of the mass killing at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But Chicago is experiencing an Umpqua almost every week.

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Farewell to the Carpenter

Doing nothing became the de facto governing framework over which John Boehner, through no fault of his own, found himself presiding.

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: To Curb Chiraq Violence, Bring In the FOI

The situation in Chicago is so desperately broken that alternative solutions bear considering.

WILLIAMS: When Will Slaughter End?

After all of the senseless killings in schools, in churches, in workplaces, on streets by civilians and by those charged to protect and to serve us, I cannot help but wonder, when will it end?

JACKSON: Republican Leadership Trumped Again

House Speaker John Boehne's resignation was a direct result of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy — not Trump the person but rather what Trump represents.

MORIAL: Stand Your Ground — A License to Kill

Trayvon Martin's unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and live on in our nation's collective consciousness.

MUHAMMAD: Hatred in White American DNA

The evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible. The White American body politic is full of hatred for Black people.

MALVEAUX: Ben Carson, Brother From Another Planet

When neurosurgeon Ben Carson started flirting with a presidential run, I thought he had lost his mind. Now that he has jumped into the fray, opening his mouth one too many times, I know he has.

EDITORIAL: The Audacity of Demanding Gun Control

One has to wonder how many more murders we have to witness and suffer through before we abandon our Wild, Wild West mentality where all good men are allowed to carry a gun on their hips and use it to ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Put Porter in Starting Lineup

I believe that the Washington Wizards need to have Otto Porter in the starting lineup so that he, Beal and Wall can grow and get used to each other's moves on the court.

JESSE JACKSON: Alabama's New Jim Crow Far From Subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.

CHAVIS: Ford Motor Co. Encourages HBCU Achievement

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are reaching out to students attending historically black colleges and universities for the third edition of their Ford HBCU Community Challenge Competition.

MORIAL: Pope Francis' Message of Compassion

The recent arrival of Pope Francis on our shores has rekindled our national conversation over how we will protect and care for our marginalized, provide access to our disenfranchised communities and promote justice for all.

CURRY: Jeb Bush is Wrong about Blacks Wanting 'Free Stuff'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the Black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish ...