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.


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.