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CURRY: Eric Holder's Legacy — No Coward on Race

After being confirmed as the nation's first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Decriminalizing School Discipline

The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems.

CURRY: NFL Still Dropping the Ball

Now that Roger Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is any closer to getting it right, as he keeps putting it, than it was when it dropped the ball in handling Ray Rice’s ...

MUHAMMAD: The ISIS 'Threat' Stamped 'Made in USA'

If he had only slapped a few of those Wall Street bankers around when he first came into office, President Barack Obama would be feared by some people, and he wouldn't have all the major problems he's facing now. Too ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

In a nation where more than 16 million children — more than one in five — are poor, the plain truth is that child poverty is pervasive and affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban and rural ...

DANIELS: America's Criminal Justice Problem

Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic residents of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable — for not “loitering,” or not riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or not ...

JACKSON: NFL Threw Ray Rice Under the Bus

By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.

DANIELS: Rescued from America's Gulag Archipelago

We ought to regard the nation's criminal justice system as a distant cousin of the former Soviet Union's infamous gulag archipelago.

CURRY: Driving While Black and Poor

Unmistakably, poor Blacks drive through certain Missouri municipalities with a huge X on their backs.

MUHAMMAD: Justice Scalia Owes an Apology

There are many good reasons why Black people do not trust the police, prosecutors, and judges in America.

CHAVIS: Marching to the Ballot Box

Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice.

CURRY: Cops Lied About 'Suicides' of Two Handcuffed Black Men

In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African-American — and trying to cover it up — they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense.

DANIELS: Michael Brown's Size Doesn't Matter

We've now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to be killed.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black

I used to sing loudly with my children the Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog song, "It's Not Easy Being Green." I can only imagine the number of black children and adults who sing inside daily "It's Not Easy Being Black."

MUHAMMAD: The Million Man March 'Revolution'

Long live the Spirit of the Million Man March … revolution!