Protecting voting rights, by Sen. Tim Kaine

I’ve served in elected office since 1994 — first on the Richmond City Council, then as mayor, then lieutenant governor, governor, and now U.S. senator. The Senate seat I currently hold was occupied for 50 years, from 1933 to 1983, ...

More now than ever, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

By now you have heard what was forecast as the inevitable — all Senate Republicans and two Senate Democrats believe the Senate Filibuster Rule to be more significant than the right of millions (actually all) of Americans to participate in ...

Lessons from warrior lawyer Lani Guinier, by Julianne Malveaux

Lani Guinier, the amazing attorney, law professor, lawyer, author and activist made her transition on Jan. 7, 2022, even as Black folks and our allies were engaged in the legislative battle to solidify our voting rights.

‘We call him Mr. Poitier’

Actors, poets and graphic/ visual artists are engaged in a continual quest to touch the hearts, minds and souls of their audiences. It’s a daunting challenge and, if successful, leads to respect, admiration and adoration.

‘Moral and ethical imperative to combat climate change’, by U.S. Rep. A Donald McEachin

The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat we face.

What will 2022 bring?, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Far too many in our community fail to look to the future seriously. My greatest disappointment is in those who have so very much to lose and who demonstrate so little concern about the futures they must face.

How young people can save America, by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

My new year’s wish this year is that across the country, every high school gives each graduate a diploma and a voter registration card, and every center of education and training — whether community college or four-year university, technical training ...

Recovery or crisis?, by Julianne Malveaux

According to MasterCard’s spending reports, consumers spent more than 10 percent more than they did in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Inflation rose by 6 percent each month in October and November (don’t add it up – it’s monthly, ...

Wishing for governance ‘devoid of biases’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

When you read this, we will be in the year 2022 or almost there. I hope the new year will hold the realization of your most cherished hopes and dreams.

Kwanzaa 2021: Celebration or lamentation?, by James Clingman

For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Mobilize for voting rights, by Marc H. Morial

“After decades of struggle and a year of our leaders choosing the Jim Crow filibuster over our voting rights, our time is now. On this day of action, I call on Congress and the White House to eliminate the filibuster ...

‘No time to waste!’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

There’s an obvious scheme afoot to return the United States to a period in time where we lived with a completely different social construct and contract.

Our dollars as a form of resistance, by Julianne Malveaux

Our nation’s gross domestic product, or GDP, is a function of consumer spending. We are prodded, cajoled, enticed and engaged in the spending exercise, and all that happens because money makes the world go round.

Republicans of the past, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

As I write, the nation is preparing to lay to rest former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, one of the “old breed” of Republican politicians.

Reparations movement rising, by Julianne Malveaux

The late Congressman John Conyers Jr., who represented Detroit in Congress from 1965 until 2017, introduced HR 40 — The Commission to Student and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act—