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Keep politics out of vaccine approval process, by Marc H. Morial

“Maintaining the American public’s trust in the FDA is vital. If the agency’s credibility is lost because of real or perceived interference, people will not rely on the agency’s safety warnings. Erosion of public trust will leave consumers and patients ...

Young candidates attract young voters, by Ben Jealous

One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of young progressive elected officials, many of whom are Black. They showed us the potential for a promising future ...

Cops who hate, by Oscar H. Blayton

America can no longer stick its head in the sand to avoid seeing the serious flaws in the culture of American policing.

If you hear it enough…, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Growing up in Louisiana, I was exposed to men and women who used animals to work their land and/or as a food source to sustain their families. It was fascinating that most of these men and women could gather their ...

Athletes standing up for justice, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time.

With COVID-19, we are on our own, by Glenn Ellis

As of now, there is no clear proof that the antibodies that develop after being infected with COVID-19 offer any protection from future infections.

Get together, brothers and sisters, by Barbara Reynolds

Sexism is raising its ugly head again, and this time it is not just the white men who trashed Hillary Clinton in 2016. This time, the rumblings are coming from some Black men. And their target is U.S. Sen. Kamala ...

Black women leading, by Marc H. Morial

The selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to be the Democratic vice presidential nominee represents many “firsts” — the first Black woman to be nominated on a major party ticket. The first vice presidential candidate of South Asian descent. The ...

Laws as weapons of the unjust, by Oscar H. Blayton

We read in disbelief that a Black man who has already spent almost 23 years in a Louisiana prison for stealing a pair of garden clippers has now been denied any measure of mercy and must spend the rest of ...

Black women rising despite decades of bias, by Julianne Malveaux

Women won the right to vote a century ago. On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment passed. The white women’s equal rights struggle began in 1776, though, when Abigail Adams, the wife of our second president and member of the ...

Protection against predatory lending gone, by Charlene Crowell

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently took an ill-advised and untimely action.

Evictions will deepen U.S. economic crisis, by Marc H. Morial

“The issue of inability to pay, poverty and unemployment – that existed pre-COVID-19. The difference between now and then is that the pandemic has shifted the line of poverty. There are more people at risk than before.”— Attorney Raphael Ramos ...

One more reason to vote, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

By the time you read this, it no longer will be breaking news that one of the cancers that has plagued U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has returned.

Restore the Voting Rights Act, by Marc H. Morial

“Although the court did not deny that voter discrimination still exists, it gutted the most powerful tool this nation has ever had to stop discriminatory voting practices from becoming law. Those justices were never beaten or jailed for trying to ...

There’s no question, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Jane Elliott said, “If we didn’t have all those years when Black lives didn’t matter, we wouldn’t have to have a Black Lives Matter movement now.”

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