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CURRY: Controversy Over Videotaping Cops

As we can now see, video can be a game-changer.

FLETCHER: U.S. and U.N. Failed Somalia

Somalia lay in shambles, subject to external rape, pirating, conflicts among warlords, foreign invasions, brief moments of calm and ultimately the rise of jihadist terrorism. Through all of this, it has felt that much, if not most, of the rest ...

MALVEAUX: Should African-Americans Endorse Whites Over Blacks?

When all else is equal, I choose to vote for the African-American candidate instead of the white one.

CHAVOUS: The 'Dumbing Down' of American Education

Indeed, we have dumbed down education and learning so much that the education of our children is embodied by meaningless platitudes, hollow promises and just plain dishonesty.

DANIELS: Religious Freedom Scams

Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots.

MALVEAUX: Jailing Educators for 'Cheating to the Test'

There is no excuse for the cheating in Atlanta, or Philadelphia, or in El Paso, where the school superintendent was imprisoned for reporting faulty test scores. While there is no excuse, it would be foolish to ignore the pressure that ...

MUHAMMAD: Obama Wagers His Destiny on Diplomacy

President Barack Obama has wagered the legacy of his presidency on diplomacy instead of on war in reaching a framework agreement on limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions.

CURRY: Wade and the 'First Family of the Housing Projects'

Approximately three weeks ago, I suffered a mild heart attack. Shortly afterwards, Robert T. Wade, a longtime family friend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., died at the age of 94. Against the advice of close friends and even some relatives, I attended ...

DANIELS: Free Speech Hypocrisy

This winter the media's been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults.

MUHAMMAD: Republican 2016 Death Star: 'All Aboard'

There is absolutely no chance that Republican Party leaders will pay attention to a single word I say, so I feel no guilt about giving them good advice which might help them win the presidential and senate election derby in ...

MUHAMMAD: Yet Another Young White Man Blinded by Hate

For the very life of me, I can't fathom either the source or the depth of the loathing so many White people, young and old, feel they can openly express about any and every Black person they choose.

CLINGMAN: Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can't blame them; that’s ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Low-Income Children to Get Shafted by Congress

Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and "at-risk" children short.

CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

MUHAMMAD: Frat Boys, Fraternity Men, True Brotherhood?

White supremacy philosophy was woven into fraternity life, disguised as noble "heritage," and "traditions." Can there be any wonder that a busload of members of SAE were recorded on a bus outing singing a disgusting song?