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Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic — I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want ...

Homosexuality is the new black

In order to have a fully functioning society, we must have some common baseline of beliefs that join us together, whether it’s a fraternity, a church, or a political party. Without this commonality, belonging to a group or a society ...

Energy bill would strengthen U.S. economy, global energy security

Let's be honest: The future of the U.S. economy is bleak. A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only two percent this year— a downward revision of the already ...

What if Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the Presidency.

Making America greater

April 4, 1968. This was the day that changed the life of a little girl growing up in the segregated South.

ASK ALMA: My cheating ex wants me to befriend his daughter

I joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. It seemed like the best decision for me and my boyfriend at the time. We wanted to be on our own and start a new life together. We promised to ...

The Republicans: Cowardice in high places

Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz. So do Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney. Chris Christie endorses— in fact, practically fawns all over—Donald Trump.

Why are blacks supporting Hillary?

Consider this an open letter to the African American community south of the Mason-Dixie line.

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

While Black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted Black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Flint water crisis can still bring out best in Americans

Our nation continues to marshal support for the people of Flint, Michigan, after it was discovered that the water supply was contaminated with extremely dangerous amounts of lead

Veterans and consumers of color often targeted for fraud

Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges.

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace.

Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party

I have repeatedly heard many of the talking heads in Washington, D.C. and the Republican establishment accuses Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of engaging in a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with them.

Despite low scores, new standardized tests deserve attention

Students across the country are increasingly failing a new type of standardized test.

Where is today's Madam C.J. Walker?

Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker.