Now, in the season that's supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the white majority's unwillingness to consider black Americans as their counterparts across the color line plays in maintaining the racial divide.
The phenomenon we have seen in America since the announcements that the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner would not be indicted is new to a generation, but not to the nation.
Although 70 percent of D.C. voters support a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana use, city leaders and organizers of Initiative 71 are scrambling to counter interference by the congressional overlords into the city's affairs.
Rarely do people know that one act, that one thing that becomes the spark that ignites a groundswell of anger and deep dissatisfaction, that seemingly erupts from nowhere.
Sometimes the very consumers who need health care the most are the least likely to enroll. This has been one of the challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency responsible for administering the ...
Why march? Marching is a public protest, a witness demanding attention be paid.
Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt is taking action to turn the American dream of homeownership into reality for many more people.
Eric Garner's last words — "I can't breathe" — ought to motivate all Americans, not just African-Americans but Americans of conscience, to breathe life and energy into a movement for justice.
Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.
From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the "traditions" that led to his death ...
As always, there are detractors who argue that civil rights marches, while helpful in the past, are passé in an era of a black family occupying the White House. They are wrong.
Marion S. Barry Jr. — D.C.'s "Mayor for Life," indeed, "Mayor Forever" — taught us so many lessons in his lifetime and maybe even more valuable lessons in his departure from this life.
When he died on Nov. 23, a number of friends, colleagues and former employees of Mayor Marion Barry worried about how he'd be sent home.
A sleeping giant has been awakened, and the struggle for the heart and soul of this country has begun anew.