Carl Eeman…Of Cowards and Class

OK, let’s see: The White House. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. The media in general. Andrew Breitbart. Benjamin Jealous. The NAACP. Fox News. All of...

William R. Roberts…Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do...

Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their...

William P. Muhammad…Echoes of Dred Scott in the Oscar Grant Verdict

“It is difficult at this day to realize the state of public opinion in regard to that unfortunate race which prevailed in the civilized...

Julianne Malveaux…Who Should Really Be Drug Tested?

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has a proposal for the unemployed. He wants them drug tested before they can receive unemployment benefits. Hilarious! With unemployment...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let Us Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28 in D.C. March and...

(NNPA) — It was 1963. The nation was at a virtual boiling point. Despite marked gains in the civil rights struggle from integrating lunch...

Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the...

George E. Curry…Two Lawyers’ Groups Have Reservations about Kagan

Although the NAACP and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network have enthusiastically endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, two key legal groups have so...

Elijah Cummings…The Time for Financial Reform is Now

I was honored when Speaker Nancy Pelosi named me as a House negotiator in our marathon effort to seek the Senate’s agreement on how...

Mona Eltahawy…Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook

NEW YORK – When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his...

Elijah Cummings…Tragedy in the Gulf

As chairman of the House Coast Guard Subcommittee, I have been deeply involved in determining how and why the Gulf oil spill occurred and...

Adrienne T. Washington…Giving Kagan a Second Thought

The nomination of Elena Kagan, the 50-year-old solicitor general, deserves a much closer look when her Senate confirmation hearings begin June 28. Americans, particularly...