MUHAMMAD: What Kind of an 'Officer and a Gentlelady' Can She Become?

What appears to be a moral vacuum among U.S. military personnel is painfully obvious in the proceedings recently at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington.

MALVEAUX: After the March on Washington

In 1963, African Americans were desperate to effect change. In 2013, there is neither desperation nor a passionate push for implementation. In five or 10 years, when there is another commemorative gathering, how will history judge us?

FLETCHER: Israeli-Palestinian Talks — Negotiations or Choreography?

How can there be honest negotiations when one side — which has the lion’s share of the weapons, including a nuclear arsenal and the support of the U.S. government — decides that it is appropriate to go forward with illegal ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: 'Where Do We Go From Here?'

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear ...

CURRY: Marching Orders for the Future

Now that we've had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beyond his "I Have a ...

MUHAMMAD: Civil Rights Scorecard — Muslims 0, Bigots 30

Much ado was made over the fact that no national Republican elected officials participated in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. Nothing, however, was said, from or about Muslims, this despite the fact that there is ...

MALVEAUX: Dropping the Leadership Baton

Research shows that this generation of young people, no matter of their race, are likely to do less well than their parents did.

CURRY: Jesse Jackson Jr. and a Mother's Love

On Aug. 14, Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to prison in connection with using campaign funds for personal use. Dozens of letters were sent to the judge on his behalf, but none more touching than the one written by his ...

CLINGMAN: Detroit — Death Certificate or Rebirth?

Will the largest city in history to file bankruptcy receive a death certificate, or will this action result in a new birth certificate for the Motor City?

MUHAMMAD: President Obama and the March

Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama thinks he knows them, but neither he nor Dr. King truly understands/understood White people.

MALVEAUX: Russell Simmons Violates Harriet Tubman

Every time I hear the voice of Russell Simmons, I hear a cool, clean, clear meditative voice, especially on Twitter where he drops his yoga knowledge in a reflective way. I guess he wasn't folding his legs and saying a ...

DANIELS: Celebrating the 'Masses' of the Mass Movement

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn't there by himself.

CURRY: Why We're Still Marching

The reality is that we haven't reached our destination.

MORIAL: March on Washington Highlights Gap Between American Dream and American Reality

The term “American Dream” has been used so glibly and often that it may have lost its significance to many of us. But the American Dream is not simply a slogan; it is a concept that is based, as Dr. ...

MALVEAUX: What is a Living Wage?

Many quibble over the minimum wage, but the more relevant issue is the living wage.