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MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Why We Must Never Forget Our Roots

I thank Alex Haley for reminding African-Americans and all Americans of our roots, our strengths, our struggles, our courage, our faith and our God-given human capacity to overcome adversity.

CLINGMAN: From Black Power to Green Power

Have you ever wondered what happened to Black power?

MUHAMMAD: Elijah Muhammad and the Making of Muhammad Ali

He was born, it seems, at exactly the right moment. Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, and it feels like decades too soon.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Honor Your Civic Duty and Vote

Voting is a right, a privilege and an obligation. And yes, each vote still matters.

JESSE JACKSON: Clinton, Trump Point America in Two Very Different Directions

This election is less a choice about personality than about direction, less about individuals than about movements.

HENSE: Education Remains the Key to Liberation

Inspiration and self-belief allow great achievements despite adverse odds.

BONEY: Cop Killings Bear Strange Fruit for Families of Black Victims

It seems as if Black families are being forced to accept cash settlements as a substitute for real accountability and payouts as an alternative to true justice.

MUHAMMAD: Americans Hopelessly Divided

While there are enormous pockets of "unanimity" throughout this country, there is no longer any "unity" in the United States of America.

MALVEAUX: Killing Dylann Roof Won't Kill White Supremacy

The death penalty is the kindest thing that could happen to Dylann Roof, and he does not deserve our kindness.

LAMBERT: 

It's Time for Congress to Unchain the District of Columbia

It is incongruous and more than a little absurd that in 2016, more than 660,000 people who live and work in Washington, D.C., are still chained to the whims and fancies of Congress.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Youth Should Pay to Ride Metro

Ever since the mayor put through the program for students to ride free, Metro violence has been going up, so I say make them pay and put some value back into riding the Metro.

EDITORIAL: Warriors Comeback an Inspiration for All

Sports aficionados will tell the story to their grandchildren years from now.

EDITORIAL: Metro’s Rebuilding Plan Leaves Many In the Dark

As Metro unveils its "SafeTrack" plan and its shutdown schedule in order to make sorely needed improvements on the rail system, one thing is certain — it's going to be a very long year for commuters.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Why 'Roots' Still Matters

What's your story and do you really know who you are?

JESSE JACKSON: Make Presidential Race About Issues, Not a Spitball Fight

We need a real debate about the choices we face.