To Be Equal

“As of 2004, more black men were denied the right to vote because of a criminal record than in 1870, when the Fifteenth Amendment...

Maryland: A State of Many Contradictions

Maryland is geographically located just below the historic Mason and Dixon Line, making it a southern state. The “Old Line State” as Maryland is...

Our struggle to end hunger in America continues

When we consider all that is at stake in the ongoing struggle between progressive and reactionary forces on the issue of food stamps, the...

You Cannot Love Me And Not Love Black Men And Boys: We Are Inextricably...

I've been talking with my friends about what they are telling their children about what happened to Trayvon Martin. What Black men and women...

Marian Wright Edelman Statement: Justice Denied

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In case you missed it, below is the reaction of Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg–the New Thurgood Marshall

If you’re looking for the justice on the Supreme Court who mirrors Thurgood Marshall’s tenure on the bench, it is not Sonia Sotomayor, the...

Guns Have Changed Our Lives Forever

“Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a...

Obama Should Lead Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act

President Barack Obama should lead a forceful drive to revive the Voting Rights Act, which was effectively disemboweled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision....

A Shameful Decision on Voting by the Supreme Court

The Voting Rights Act has been described as the “crown jewel” of civil rights legislation. Its passage was secured with the courage, grit and...

Standing Up for Our Voting Rights

Until its June 25 decision in the Shelby County v. Holder voting rights case, the Supreme Court had respected the express constitutional authority granted to...

On a Path Toward Re-segregation

There are demographic changes occurring in the United States that will change politics and public policy and make this country a more humane and...

Higher Education Action Agenda Needed

At 5:00 a.m., careful not to wake her daughter and two sleeping grandsons, Helen gets dressed for the morning shift at a D.C. hotel...