Bristol or Brandy?

Gimme a break, Bristol over Brandy? Not only did the Tea Party dramatize its red voting power in the recent mid term elections, but...

Mona Eltahawy…Saudi Arabia’s Spot on the Board of UN Women a Sad Joke

It took years to make the United Nations' newest agency, UN Women, a reality, and then just one day to effectively kill it. Death was...

Raynard Jackson…Voters Face a Taxing Problem

With a lame duck session of Congress convening next week, everyone is talking about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended or allowed...

Efforts to Suppress Voter Turnout Cannot Be Tolerated

Over the last decade, we’ve seen repeated efforts to suppress voter turnout. Unfortunately, this year was no different. On Election Day, Nov. 2, tens...

Deborah Mathis…How Did Militant Ignorance Become the Norm?

The time: Late 2003 The place: A newsroom in Washington, D.C. The event: A veteran Republican senator dispatches a news release, announcing the authorization of a...

George E. Curry…What President Obama Should Do Next

(NNPA) — For Republicans, the Nov. 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a...

Elijah Cummings…Our Sense of Priorities

The Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, was quoted by the National Journal recently as declaring: “The single most important thing want to achieve...

Joseph Phillips….Sell-outs at the NAACP

For decades the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People fought the good fight against racial discrimination. The organization was instrumental in defeating Jim...

Adrienne T. Washington…No Supermanor SuperwomanNeeded to Fix D.C. Schools

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset: D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired herself. No surprise that Rhee’s resignation was announced two weeks...

Rep. Elijah Cummings…Our Right – and Our Reason – to Vote

I will never forget Election Day 2002 – nor will I ever stop fighting to defeat the political forces that would stoop to intimidation...

Natalie M. Cofield…Demanding Jobs Doesn’t Prepare People to Make Them

A few weeks ago, tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation March on Washington. The purpose of this rally:...

Jessie Lee…Banning Menthol Cigarettes Will Create a Huge Illegal, Contraband Market

A civilized society has to have a strong commitment to equal treatment in the administration of justice even when the topic might be unpopular....