How The Army Ostracized Me For My Own Hair

“The Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia” covers every aspect of soldiers’ grooming and appearance – from fingernail length to tattoos. Last month, the...

Let us Unite in PrayerMay 1, National Prayer Day

May 1 is the National Day of Prayer. A time for Americans, together, to prostrate themselves before God, ask for forgiveness, and then pray...

Black America was Silent During Rwandan Genocide

It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90 days, close to 1 million Rwandan Tutsis...

Higher Education too Important to Fail

We may as well call it "Edu-pay-tion," as far as many prospective students are concerned. The cost of a college degree has risen 1,120...

Protecting our Progress

This year, Americans of conscience celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July...

To Be Equal

"Affluent Americans would do quite well. But for tens of millions of others, the Ryan plan is a path to more adversity." Robert Greenstein,...

The real information on the Conaway campaign

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify fact from fiction in your latest article, "Cheatham's Campaign Slammed by Posters," as well as...

There Should Be Repercussions if Taxes Aren’t Spent Wisely

Americans are now at the tail end of the most dreaded season of all – tax season. Unfortunately, many people may not be thinking...

Women Get Unequal Pay for Equal Work

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage. Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men...

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy. These students have earned D.C. Achievers Scholarships, which assist D.C. students...

Lawyers’ Committee Strongly Urges Congress to Pass The Democracy Restoration Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 - The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) issued the statement below following yesterday’s introduction of...

Conviction, Compassion and the Offender Patient

Did you ever look into the eyes of a child who killed his parents or an adult who viciously stabbed a man to death?...