Honoring Dr. King

We remember with awe and deep gratitude the selfless leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose vision and commitment to justice and equality for all people helped bend the arc of the moral universe in the right direction.

‘Moral and ethical imperative to combat climate change’, by U.S. Rep. A Donald McEachin

The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat we face.

Memories of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

As we experience the news of the homegoing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we celebrate the life, love and legacy of a great theologian.

Just say no

Just because someone gives you something doesn’t mean it’s worth having.

What will 2022 bring?, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Far too many in our community fail to look to the future seriously. My greatest disappointment is in those who have so very much to lose and who demonstrate so little concern about the futures they must face.

How young people can save America, by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

My new year’s wish this year is that across the country, every high school gives each graduate a diploma and a voter registration card, and every center of education and training — whether community college or four-year university, technical training ...

Tips to deal with holiday, post-holiday blues

Holiday depression, also called the “holiday blues,” is a real thing, and it can last long after the holidays. It affects 1 million people every year.

New Year’s message

To our readers,

Recovery or crisis?, by Julianne Malveaux

According to MasterCard’s spending reports, consumers spent more than 10 percent more than they did in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Inflation rose by 6 percent each month in October and November (don’t add it up – it’s monthly, ...

Wishing for governance ‘devoid of biases’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

When you read this, we will be in the year 2022 or almost there. I hope the new year will hold the realization of your most cherished hopes and dreams.

Kwanzaa 2021: Celebration or lamentation?, by James Clingman

For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Holiday greetings

Happy Holidays

Mobilize for voting rights, by Marc H. Morial

“After decades of struggle and a year of our leaders choosing the Jim Crow filibuster over our voting rights, our time is now. On this day of action, I call on Congress and the White House to eliminate the filibuster ...

‘No time to waste!’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

There’s an obvious scheme afoot to return the United States to a period in time where we lived with a completely different social construct and contract.

Our dollars as a form of resistance, by Julianne Malveaux

Our nation’s gross domestic product, or GDP, is a function of consumer spending. We are prodded, cajoled, enticed and engaged in the spending exercise, and all that happens because money makes the world go round.