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We need justice in our communities

Sgt. Lisa Henson is a prison guard in Baltimore. It’s a job she has had for 20 years. She is a straightforward and blunt woman. “I have a simple mantra about the work I do: I am fair, firm and ...

Why blue/black/white/gold dress went viral

This isn't just speculation, it's a fact: What the majority of us read, share and discuss is not "hard news"-oriented at all.

LETTER: Vehicles for Change

The recent national headline highlighting a Detroit man's 21-mile on-foot commute from his urban home to a factory job in the suburbs dramatically highlights the importance of transportation for low-income individuals in our nation's metropolitan communities, especially as it relates ...

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

There is perhaps no American civil rights leader who generated as many divergent opinions as Malcolm X.

With the budget, the president calls the shots

It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud.

Boots on the ground

The war against Isis may require boots on the ground. These boots should not be the soldiers of the United States of America.

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a good time to reflect on the journey that previous generations of blacks have taken in the quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. ...

Black History Month: Bridge racial divides

Last month, we mourned the passing of Edward Brooke. Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, he was elected to the U.S. Senate by the people of Massachusetts, making history as the first African-American elected to the chamber since Reconstruction. He ...

Netanyahu, Republicans beating drums of war

We need to see beyond petty insults. The fact that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chose to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without coordinating this with the White House was a snub and everyone knows that.

The perils of poisonous politics

By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex-New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy that he craved. He also set up an easy test of decency for Republican presidential contenders: ...

It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

LETTER: Quick tips for winter driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention when temperatures drop below zero. These six quick tips will help your vehicle perform at its best during cold weather months.

Fifty years of black progress

Has black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years?

To help students succeed, college administrators must think globally

College administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box— they should think outside the country.

The importance of hope

Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead.