Politicians can stop police killings, by Ben Jealous

Millions of Americans have come out in big cities and small towns to protest the killings of unarmed civilians — often Black people — at the hands of law enforcement. If we want our demands for justice and accountability to ...

Monsters are scary – so are brilliant Black women, by Julianne Malveaux

I was frightened of monsters when I was a child. Not so sure why, but my brother, who loved to plague me, used to tell me they were lurking under my bed. I shook and I shivered, and I cried ...

Between hope and despair, by Julianne Malveaux

Black people occupy a place between hope and despair.

What’s at stake, by Ben Jealous

The Republicans’ rush to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election is a terrible threat to Black people’s civil rights and the health of our communities.

Stop telling Black people to pray for Donald Trump, by Andre Henry

Donald Trump is a sick man.

Truth of Black-on-Black crime remains 28 years later, by A. Peter Bailey

In a 1992 column for the Richmond Free Press, I wrote, “Someone should tell young Black males who are killing each other with such deadly efficiency that they are being allowed to do so precisely because they are killing each ...

COVID-19 gives urgency to understanding sickle cell disease, by Glenn Ellis

COVID-19 has made the need for awareness about sickle cell disease more urgent than ever.

Nothing Nobel about Trump, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Albert Einstein is attributed with saying, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

Black lives, dollars matter, by Julianne Malveaux

I would always smile when I saw Black Lives Matter T-shirts, until I saw one gracing the grubby back of a white man who had on both a BLM T-shirt and a MAGA — Make America Great Again — hat. ...

Justice, equality and freedom are elusive, by Charlene Crowell

The Aug. 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wis., triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage.

Keep politics out of vaccine approval process, by Marc H. Morial

“Maintaining the American public’s trust in the FDA is vital. If the agency’s credibility is lost because of real or perceived interference, people will not rely on the agency’s safety warnings. Erosion of public trust will leave consumers and patients ...

Young candidates attract young voters, by Ben Jealous

One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of young progressive elected officials, many of whom are Black. They showed us the potential for a promising future ...

Cops who hate, by Oscar H. Blayton

America can no longer stick its head in the sand to avoid seeing the serious flaws in the culture of American policing.

If you hear it enough…, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Growing up in Louisiana, I was exposed to men and women who used animals to work their land and/or as a food source to sustain their families. It was fascinating that most of these men and women could gather their ...

Athletes standing up for justice, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time.