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AIDS and the black community by Marc H. Morial

“The fact that there’s a conversation that occurs on an annual basis on World AIDS Day is significant. The fact that the president of the United States, on an annual basis, now, comments and discusses AIDS, keeps it on the ...

Sen. Kamala Harris 'still a winner' by Julianne Malveaux

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California threw her hat in the ring early this year for the Democratic nomination for president before a crowd of more than 20,000 people in Oakland, Calif. She made the announcement on Jan. 21, the ...

'Sorry' doesn't always make it right by Julianne Malveaux

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg entered the already-crowded Democratic presidential primary with a splash.

Our stories are part of history by Dr. E. Faye Williams

All of my life I had seen a white woman, fist up, a red bandana around her head, determination on her face and words above her saying “We Can Do It!” I never thought much about it until I attended ...

John Brown: Saint or madman? by John Michael Cummings

I grew up in the 1970s, a stone’s throw away from John Brown’s Fort in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Today, many are throwing verbal stones at the fort.

A.I. and African-American workers by Marc H. Morial

“Black America’s collective response to emerging technology will determine whether it is an opportunity or an existential threat.” – George H. Lambert Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Greater Washington Urban League

Let localities lead by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

When the Dillon Rule, a law limiting local autonomy, was created in 1868, the opinion was state governments would know how to govern better than localities. As a leader of local government, it is baffling this argument still holds weight ...

Why Trump hearings are important by Rep. Frederica S. Wilson

History continues this week on Capitol Hill as impeachment inquiry hearings into President Trump continue.

Veterans hurt by predatory for-profit colleges by Charlene Crowell

Nov. 11 is observed as Veterans Day every year. It’s a time to honor the 18.2 million men and women still living who served in at least one war. Though observances vary across the nation, each celebrates the American ideal ...

Clearing the way for Medicare for All by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Affordable health care for all is now at the center of the presidential debate. Two of the top three contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination — Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — support Medicare for All. The third, former ...

Dispelling the myth about lynching, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

President Trump’s use of the term “lynching” to describe the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives naturally sparked bipartisan outrage. The president and his shameless apologist, South Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, defended the use of the ...

Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one ...

Deaths reaffirm importance of CBC, by Marc H. Morial

In recent days, America lost two influential African-Americans who served as high-ranking members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and former Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Their loss has served to reaffirm the importance ...

Tribute to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

It’s hard to express how great a loss the death of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents for the civil rights community.

Suspend use of biased facial recognition technology

It’s no secret that Amazon has been promoting DIY (Do It Yourself) surveillance products to consumers, such as its very own smart doorbell, Ring. But what Amazon shoppers and most everyday Americans are just starting to find out is that ...

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