Automatic expungements can help remove barriers by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Unjust and racist policies continuously serve as a barrier to progress for our Black and brown communities, creating a stifling environment for socioeconomic mobility that makes it less and less likely for each generation to be better off than the ...

D.C. Statehood is a racial justice issue by Ben Jealous

The District of Columbia is the one spot where there is no government for the people, of the people and by the people, the great abolitionist and D.C. resident Frederick Douglass once wrote.

Prison now a death sentence?, by Dr. Valda Crowder

What happens in prison does not stay in prison.

COVID-19 trials need minorities, by Dr. Asefa Mekonnen

The minority community’s relationship with the medical and scientific world has not been built upon trust. This is particularly true with African-Americans.

I stand with the ‘looters and lowlifes’ by Julianne Malveaux

According to the Washington Post, the 45th president told 19,126 lies between his inauguration in January 2017 and June 1, 2020. By now, the number has likely edged toward 20,000, as his Tulsa “rally” last Saturday yielded dozens more.

Even for conservatives, no denying reality by Rev. Dean Nelson

Too many white people on the right and left only want to listen to Black people who agree with them on everything.

Continuous traumatic stress disorder by Taikein M. Cooper

Mental health practitioners define post traumatic stress dis- order, or PTSD, as a traumatic event that causes strain for an indefinite amount of time.

Now’s the time for police reform, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

As the worldwide demonstrations continue three weeks after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, the question is whether o

Where do we go from here?, by Charlene Crowell

The nationwide protests against the heinous killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman is reminiscent of the 1960s era of turmoil and voices that fervently called for social and economic justice. Today’s turbulent times make it appear that history ...

How we can heal, by Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan

Words fail when I try to describe the events of the past few weeks. In the midst of a pandemic that disproportionately kills black and brown people, the pain, suffering and anger over the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery ...

‘This must stop!’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

In his poem “No Man Is an Island,” John Donne wrote, “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.”

What about our children? by E. Faye Williams

Like many who’ve had to shelter in place, I’ve had time for introspection and reflection. I’ve had to limit contact with family members, but I’ve had the opportunity to share memories and plan for future engagements with them.

Exceptional? Data tell the story, by Lee H. Hamilton

Like most Americans, I have always considered the United States an exceptional country.

Making sense of the 2020 Census, by Logan James

We know all lives matter, but are all lives being counted?

Can an old black man get the Manafort treatment? by Julianne Malveaux

There were 4,623 incarcer- ated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home ...