Va. voters’ choice: Moving forward or going back, by Ben Jealous

Virginia voters will pick the state’s next governor in November. The choice couldn’t be clearer, and neither could the national implications of this race in a bellwether state. Not only is the Virginia election a curtain-raiser for the midterm elections ...

‘Antiracist public health approach’ needed to substance abuse, by Marc H. Morial

“He was a Hollywood star with an off-Broadway paycheck that mostly went up his nose. He was a pacifist with a barroom- brawl, razor scar down the middle of his face. He played a sneering killer but started his career ...

A return to the regrettable past, by E. Faye Williams

Unquestionably, Maya Angelou’s most famous quote is: “If someone tells you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Playing politics with students’ health

Across the country, students are embarking on what is certain to be a third consecutive academic year that is compromised or disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The party of Lincoln no longer exists, by David W. Marshall

When I hear today’s Republicans refer to themselves as the party of Lincoln, I have to stop and shake my head. Do Republicans really know what the party of Abraham Lincoln actually stood for?

Infrastructure must emphasize equity, by Rep. A. Donald McEachin

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan would provide a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure system, create millions of quality, good-paying jobs, revitalize our communities and work to address the climate crisis through sustainable, forward-looking policy solutions.

Soul music in Black cultural history, by A. Peter Bailey

During the past five weeks, I have seen three films that showcase and celebrate the contributions of soul music to the cultural history of Black people.

‘We have no time to waste’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

When presented without context, the name Roger Brooke Taney means little to most contemporary Americans. Justice Taney was born in Calvert County, Md., very close to Washington, D.C. He was an attorney, served in the executive and judicial branches of ...

Climate change must be dealt with, by Julianne Malveaux

Tuvalu is a tiny Polynesian island nation located midway between Hawaii and Australia. Home to just 11,000 people, it is just 10 square miles. It is smaller today than it was a decade ago. Thanks to world climate change, Tuvalu ...

March on Washington 2.0: We must save America, by Norman Hill

As late August approaches Washington, D.C., something deep in the soul-psyche of millions of African-Americans reflexively sweeps history out of its sepia-colored corners and into an annual ritual of remembrance and pride.

Redistricting Commission ‘more focused on political outcome’ by Phillip E. Thompson

During the campaign to pass Virginia Constitutional Amendment #1 to create a re-districting commission, some of the strongest opposition came from members of the Virginia Black Legislative Caucus.

Protect democracy: Fix U.S. Supreme Court, by Ben Jealous

It has been six months since the Biden-Harris administration began, ushering in an era of hope after four bitter and disheartening years. We have much to celebrate.

A way forward for Haiti, by Dr. Ron Daniels

Tragedy and triumph is a recurring theme in the history of Haiti, the world’s first Black Republic.

Cori Bush is ‘my hero!’, by Julianne Malveaux

Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush was once homeless. She wrote movingly about sleeping with her babies in her car, with no place to go, nowhere to wash except a McDonald’s restroom, nowhere to exhale.

Black women and the pay gap, by Julianne Malveaux

It takes Black women until Aug. 3, or 19 months after the start of the previous year, to earn what a white man earns in a year. Most years, Pay Equity Day happens in March—this year on March 24—when all ...