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The right to vote is a precious thing. More than simply permission to cast your ballot, it’s the right to make your voice heard and decide the direction of our country. To deny that right to someone i

Two very talented African-American women — Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka — went out to play a game of tennis in the recent U.S. Open final. I’m sure each of them looked forward to a great game.

‘Why is he there?’

While driving my daughter to school, I was listening to CNN on the radio as some commentators discussed Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

Prostate cancer: To screen or not

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there are some important facts about prostate cancer that black men — and the women who love them — should know.

White House war against federal workers

The economy is doing well, crows the pugilist-in-chief, complaining that he doesn’t get enough credit for the things that he has done to “make America great again.”

Trump and violence

Is he serious? Does President Trump really think there will be “violence” from the left if Republicans lose control of Congress in the November midterm elections? Isn’t the whole point of winning an election to get what you want without ...

Kavanaugh and chaos

We are witnessing a magnitude of chaos and desperation rarely seen in Washington with the U.S. Senate hearings this week on President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Immigrants and politicizing grief

It’s not hard to imagine Mollie Tibbetts and Kate Steinle together in heaven, observing their lesser human brethren exploiting their deaths for political gain.

Virginia should ratify ERA

For women of color, inequity persists on two fronts — gender and race.

Brazile brings experience to Howard U.

Howard University, just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill, announced Monday the appointment of influential political strategist Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential run, ...

Ready for driverless cars?

Shortly after the first automobile arrived in the small but grandly named village of Ohio City, Ohio, an old story goes, someone brought a second car to town — which soon collided with the first.

Finding the moral center

The media is now reporting on the debate among Democrats and activists about what the party should stand for and how it will win elections.

No dignity in pastors’ meeting with Trump

“Many of us have been indicted, arrested and our homes bombed, but when we stand before the Negro population at prayer meetings, we can repeat that it is an honor to face jail for a just cause.”

Sisters need fair share

“The average black woman in the United States has to work all of 2017 until August 7 of 2018 to make what the average white man makes in 2017 alone. To say this is a problem is kind of the ...

Shine the light of racial reconciliation

A light shines in Prince Edward County atop the courthouse where a decision was made 59 years ago to shut down public schools rather than integrate. Classrooms were locked for five years in Massive Resistance to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...

Sister power making a difference

I cannot count the times I have heard that black women don’t support each other. ... Black women know that all anybody has to do is tell us what we can’t do and the game is on!