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 – equally important – what we must now do to...

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 African Americans, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record...

Marc Morial…Juneteenth Black Independence Day

(NNPA) - "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights...

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 African Americans, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record...

Derek Spencer…Ten Minutes to End AIDS in Black Community

There is an old saying: “Knowledge is power.” This is true about many aspects of life, but is of paramount importance when it comes to the crisis of HIV and AIDS in the Black...

Dorothy Rowley…Alexander Prevails in Mayoral Forum

What happens when a prominent critic of the District’s governing body takes on two of its lead decision makers? He comes out a clear winner – at least, in the case of this week’s...

Joseph C. Phillips…Dads and Coaching

I am an assistant coach on my middle son’s youth football team. Football practice begins in August and I have spent the last two weeks reading up on defensive alignments, surfing coaching websites, and...

Sen. Benjamin Cardin…BP Oil Spill Is A Wake-up Call To Our Nation

As Americans continue to watch the failure of BP to turn off the oil spigot caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, we are distressed by the loss of life and sickened by the destruction...

George Curry…Artur Davis Made History Running for Governor of Alabama But Not the...

True to expectations, Artur Davis’ quest to become the first Black governor of Alabama made history. But contrary to expectations, Davis’ stunning defeat provides a sharp – yes, historic – example not only of the...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

On the streets of Baltimore – and in the halls of Congress – the struggle to rebuild our economy continues, as it must. No other goal touches so many lives. Americans desperately want to work...

It’s Time to Prohibit Airlines from Charging for Carry-On Baggage

The summer travel season has started and many air travelers are planning ahead for what they may encounter. Unfortunately, over the years air travelers have become all too familiar with the additional fees that...

The Psychological Dimensions of White Supremacy

The CNN cable news program “Anderson Cooper 360°” recently aired a four-part series devoted to the subject of race in America. The program, “Black or White: Kids on Race,” featured a new study based...

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