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‘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 ...

The “New Normal’, by Marc H. Morial

Few events have shaped American history and our national perspective on racial inequity as profoundly as the grief, civil unrest and economic devastation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Insurance giant prioritizing profits over patients, by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

In the past year, a reckoning has happened across the country.

‘Please run for School Board’, by Julianne Malveaux

Critical race theory, or CRT, asserts that racism is woven into the very fabric of our nation’s institutions.

Commit to country, rather than party, by Ben Jealous

One year after the death of the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, a group of Texas Democratic lawmakers is following Rep. Lewis’s lifelong call for people to make “good trouble” and “necessary trouble” to secure equality and justice ...

Justice movement will not be deterred, by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

The right wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has undercut the federal Voting Rights Act again. Having gutted the section that required pre-approval of state voting laws to protect the rights of minorities to vote in Shelby v. Holder, ...

Use stimulus aid for summer jobs for youths, by Marc H. Morial

“The Harlem Youth Action Project was a city-funded attempt to keep some of the smarter kids off the street ... the next time I saw JET magazine there I was, all the way in the top left-hand corner of a ...

D.C. statehood must be achieved, by Marc H. Morial

“Congress has both the moral obligation and the constitutional authority to pass the D.C. state- hood bill. This country was founded on the principles of no taxation without representation and consent of the governed, but D.C. residents are taxed without ...