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Opportunity in crisis by Marc H. Morial

“Far too many African-Americans still struggle to lead healthy and economically secure lives. This is due to the long-standing effects of racism, which touches all African- Americans regardless of socioeconomic status. These effects can be reversed, but it will take ...

Do your job, FDA by Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton

While on lockdown to save our neighbors from a lonely death from the disease called COVID-19, many of us have turned to movies. I beg you not to rent “Pandemic,” “Contagion” or “28 Days Later.” Try “Harriet” instead. Harriet Tubman ...

Out with the status quo by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

As America muddles its way through these perilous times, too many in the African-American community appear to be more confused than ever.

March Madness to Miserable May? by Julianne Malveaux

Basketball fans were looking forward to March Madness, those weeks when the best college teams face off against each other. Madness is replete this March, but it isn’t on the basketball courts.

We jeopardize our freedoms when we take them for granted by Ken Woodley

Delivering newspapers as a boy growing up in Richmond during the late 1960s and early ’70s, headlines and stories flew from my right hand onto front porch steps and stoops.

Are we worthy of the sacrifice? by A. Peter Bailey

Recently, while delivering a lecture on my extensive, overwhelmingly black magazine collection, I showed students the June 28, 1963, issue of Life Magazine, the cover of which showed a grieving Myrlie Evers consoling her young son at funeral services for ...

Honoring mothers during Women's History Month by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Just like Black History Month, Women’s History Month started out only as a week.Along the way, we were ultimately honored with an International Women’s Day. Women around the world are celebrated that day.

Women in STEM fields continue to make history by Julianne Malveaux

Few in these United States had heard of Katherine G. Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18.

Election security is paramount by Marc H. Morial

“Since at least 2014, known and unknown individuals, operating as part of a broader Russian effort known as ‘Project Lakhta,’ have engaged in political and electoral interference operations targeting populations within the Russian Federation and in various other countries, including, ...

Be counted in 2020 Census by Gaylene Kanoyton

Conversations about the importance of respecting human dignity often are centered around individual worth and the intrinsic value we each have as contribu- tors, in ways small and large, to the world around us.

Housing programs jeopardized in Trump budget by Charlene Crowell

Once again, the White House budget proposal slashes funding and programs that many low- and moderate-income consumers rely upon.

#ReclaimingYourVote by Marc H. Morial

“Voter suppression isn’t guns and hoses and bully clubs and Bull Connor. It’s administrative burdens that interfere with your right to vote. In the South, they try to stop you from getting on the rolls ... and to stay on ...

Recommitting to a 'fair and equitable' society by Congressman A. Donald McEachin

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Trump's budget reveals his priorities by Julianne Malveaux

If you tell me how you spend your money, I can tell you what your values are. You say you are a Christian, but neither tithe nor have a church home. You say you support civil rights, but have no ...

Ditch the fear by Dr. E. Faye Williams

With all the fear-mongering, the unjust firings, transfers, name-calling, the profanity-laced rantings, the lying, the mean-spirited actions, the early negative predictions about the Democratic Party and its candidates, one could just give up and ask, “What’s the use of trying ...

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