The Curious Case of Ali Mohammed

In the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2010, Ali Mohammed was chased from a U Street bar by an owner and four employees,...

Ben Wrobel…Scott Sisters, Free at Last

This month, Jaime and Gladys Scott walked out of prison 16 years after they first entered. Their double-life sentences were criticized as indicative of...

Len Bernstein…Art and the End of Racism

I was stirred deeply by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 when I, a 13-year-old Jewish boy in Brooklyn, saw his televised speech...

George E. Curry…Racial and Ethnic Divide over Gun Rights

Columbine High School. The Washington, D.C. sniper.  Northern Illinois University. Virginia Tech. Red Lake Indian Reservation. Chicago school children. And now, Tucson, Ariz. In...

Elijah Cummings…It’s about what kind of country we want to be

Last week, Americans watched as the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives began a concerted effort to destroy one of President...

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II…The ‘ought’ vs. the ‘is’

"Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence...

Letter to Dr. King

You didn't know me when you were here, But through your words I feel you are near. I was too young for the demonstration, But I learned...

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III…The Hate that Hate-filled Dialogue Produces

(TEWire) - While conducting a town hall meeting in Tucson, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in the head Jan. 8. She struggles for...

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an American Icon

On Jan. 17, our nation will pause to celebrate and honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our...

Editorial: We Owe Mississippi Gov. Barbour NOTHING!

In recent days some have heaped accolades on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for indefinitely suspending the double life sentences unjustly leveled against Gladys and...

Boehner’s Real Death Panel Replaces Palin’s Fake One

Until this week, the lies about death panels were some of the worst spread by Sarah Palin and the Republicans to scare seniors about...

Ben Jealous…An Urgent Movement for Justice

During the past two weeks, in response to successful grassroots campaigns, two governors have released Black Americans who had been railroaded by our nation’s...