Is Tim Scott running for president or chaplain in chief?, by Julianne Malveaux

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has joined the throng of Republicans seeking to unseat the former president as the frontrunner of that party. So far, Sen. Scott is polling in the single digits, but he has $22 million left from ...

What we can no longer permit, by Ben Jealous

Picture a mountain valley somewhere in the Alleghanies, Appalachians or Blue Ridge. It’s a safe bet what you just imagined didn’t include a metal pipeline more than 3 feet wide running down a steep ridge or crossing a pristine stream.

Richmond Public Schools must do better, by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

To be a city where everyone has a fair shot to thrive, we must support our youngest residents and those who care for them.

Jim Brown and social activism, by David W. Marshall

Since most players in professional basketball and football are Black, it should come as no surprise that many high-profile Black athletes have become role models to young admirers who are also Black. Athletes such as football legend Jim Brown reached ...

When vigilantism becomes a campaign stunt, by Clarence Page

On his way to see whether his expected presidential bid can play in Peoria, Fla., Gov. Ron DeSantis upstaged himself with a news making tweet.

Power, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” — Lord John Acton

America must rebuke a new feudalism, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

The pomp and circumstance of the crowning of King Charles III filled TV sets.

Addressing lung cancer health disparities, by Dr. Robert A. Winn

The cancer field has made incredible progress in “molecules to medicine” – finding new ways to target and treat cancer and developing innovative treatments such as immunotherapies. But these advances alone are not going to solve persistent disparities in lung ...

Purging the voice, will of the people, by David Marshall

Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, President Joe Biden needs to be re-elected regardless of whether you like him.

Where are the parents, aunties and uncles?, by David Marshall

The shooting of Ralph Yarl is a story that is still relatively fresh in today’s news cycle. While the shooting of the Black 16-year-old in Kansas City, Mo., was senseless and avoidable, it represents how much of a violent nation ...

Attacks on Black people cause lasting trauma, by Julianne Malveaux

All Ralph Yarl was trying to do was pick up his siblings in Kansas City. He went to a home on 1100 NE 115th Street instead of 1100 NE 115th Terrace, an understandable mistake that could have been easily rectified ...

Clarence Thomas does not belong on Supreme Court, by Svante Myrick

It’s been over 30 years since Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court seat once held by the great Thurgood Marshall, and it’s safe to say that his reputation for unethical behavior – which was poor to start ...

The Kamala Harris I saw in Africa, by Errin Haines

In many ways, Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Africa in late March and early April was not unlike her stops in cities across the United States: She made a pitch to communities, touted an administration policy backed with funding, ...

Why do Christians create structures that hurt trans children?, by Candice Benbow

There are currently 44 states with anti-trans legislation. They run the gamut from banning drag performances to prohibiting care to trans youths to restricting the use of public restrooms and facilities.