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CURRY: A Victory for Affirmative Action

Amidst the tragic news of last week, there was a bit of good news between the warring Republicans and President Obama: A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas' modest ...

MUHAMMAD: Thinking 'Black' Necessary but not Sufficient

it was and is important for Black people in America and all over the planet to "think Black" — but that's not enough.

FLETCHER: U.S. Foreign Policy Led to Border Crisis

The immigration from Mexico and Central America cannot be understood outside of understanding U.S. foreign policy and, specifically, the relationship of the U.S. towards Mexico and Central America.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Surviving Newtown

As neighbors, members of civic organizations, sororities and fraternities, and faith communities, create connections for children, youth, and families in your communities who may be suffering silently with no support from family or friends.

CURRY: Republicans' Selective Memory on Executive Orders

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives.

MUHAMMAD: Why I'm Boycotting White House Ramadan Dinner

I cannot stomach the idea of attending the White House Islamic event to watch the duplicitous and hypocritical pronouncements of even-handedness toward the Muslim world while the White House gives Israel the green light to brutally trample Muslim rights and ...

MUHAMMAD: You Break it, You Own it, America

America's friends all seem to be afraid to fight for their own countries.

SPRIGGS: Missing the Point

Currently, the debate on American colleges and universities is dominated by the cost of tuition. This debate misses the point.

CURRY: Democrats 'Ain't Loyal'

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from the popular Chris Brown song, "Hoes Ain't Loyal." Bryant could have avoided controversy — and been on point — if he had instead said, "Democrats ain’t ...

DANIELS: The Supreme Court's 'Religious Freedom' Scam

Last week, the Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court's conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about "religious freedom."

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Breaking the Code of Silence

Michael Patrick MacDonald has helped people share their own stories and see the "possibility of transforming trauma into voice."

MUHAMMAD: Money Doesn’t Explain Hate, or Pay for Regained Dignity

The simple way many people explain American slavery and its aftermath is to say it was all about money. And while it is true that America's wealth and power in the world today are a direct result of the free ...

CURRY: Right Wing Gets it Wrong on Mississippi

If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.

FLETCHER: Bush Marched Us Off to War While Cutting VA Benefits

At the same time that we were being lied into the Iraq war, the Bush administration was cutting benefits to veterans.

JACKSON: GOP's Reverse 'Southern Strategy'

Last week’s election results infuriated me, but not for the reasons you might suspect.

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