EDITORIAL: Backyard Pools: Deathtrap for Many Young Children

It's been a record-high hot summer across the U.S., causing a slew of adults and youth alike to seek temporary relief in their local lakes, rivers and pools. But parents, guardians and caregivers should be on alert, especially when it ...

EDITORIAL: Bernie Supporters — Time to Get On Board

Now that Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the nomination of the Democratic Party and is poised to become the first woman president of the United States of America, the race to the White House has heightened in intensity.

EDITORIAL: Have Historic Civil Rights Groups Lost Their Relevancy?

With various lines being drawn in the sand over things like religious preference, educational attainment, sexual orientation and class and gender differences, we must recognize that it's impossible to force the "square pegs" that represent America’s hallowed diversity into "one-dimensional ...

EDITORIAL: Appalling Conditions at DC Jail is Old News

The recent death of a DC jail inmate during the current heat wave in the District serves as another reminder that the 40-year-old institution must be overhauled for the safety of all of its inmates. But this is not a ...

EDITORIAL: Can Boycotts Add Fuel to Protests Against Police Brutality?

It's going to take multiple initiatives and efforts to bring a halt to the tensions and fears that exist between the Black community and law enforcement officers.

EDITORIAL: No More Words — Time for Action

Every able-bodied American must "do something" to fight racism and end it for good.

EDITORIAL: Students East of the River Deserve a Chance, Too

Many students in Wards 7 and 8 are still living examples of the achievement gap which continues to plague Black and poor students, while youths from white and more affluent families find themselves firmly entrenched on the path for academic, ...

EDITORIAL: Roscoe Brown Jr. Gets His Real Wings

Roscoe Brown Jr., one of only three Black airman credited with successful, direct air-to-air combat with German pilots, died Saturday in a New York City hospital at the age of 94.

EDITORIAL: Prayers Answered as Walter Fauntroy Returns Home

Dorothy Fauntroy, the wife of longtime pastor and former Congressman Walter Fauntroy, once shared with The Washington Informer that while concerned over her husband's whereabouts and health following an extended absence to parts unknown, she remained prayerful. And on Monday, ...

EDITORIAL: Angola’s Yellow Fever Epidemic Could Become Next Global Crisis

There's been very little conversation or news coverage but world health officials are concerned about an outbreak of yellow fever in the African country of Angola that has the potential of becoming a global crisis.

EDITORIAL: Why Can't Congress Move on Gun Control?

Despite over 60 percent of the people supporting new laws that make it more difficult to acquire weapons, Congress continues to waste time in debates without any action being taken.

EDITORIAL: Guns and Hatred — A Dangerous Combination

Mass shootings have now become something all too familiar in our world. But this time, there are the additional complex issues of religion, sexual orientation and ethnic background.

EDITORIAL: GOP Delay Over Zika Funding is Another Stupid Move

Of course, so-called leaders of Congress who represent the Republican Party don't want to budge. And we can't understand why.

EDITORIAL: Justice Thwarted in Sentencing of Stanford Rapist

Sadly, we still live in a society and culture that tolerates sexual violence and with a judicial system that does not equitably dole out justice when the perpetrator is of a certain race, class and in this incident, gender.

EDITORIAL: Warriors Comeback an Inspiration for All

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