Roe v. Wade impacts Black women, by Glynda Carr

The Supreme Court just dealt a devastating blow to reproductive rights. With its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, five Re- publican-appointed Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court swept away half a century of progress and eviscerated women’s rights and equality. ...

Now that Roe is gone, what’s next?. by Clarence Page

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, could same-sex marriage be next? Or even interracial marriage?

Professional sports messaging to end gun violence, by Donald J. Adams

America’s struggle with gun violence is not going un-noticed by many professional sports teams.

Juneteenth doesn’t mark the end of slavery; ratification of the 13th amendment does, by DeWayne Wickham

The day after the federal government announced that slavery in the United States had been officially ended, The New York Times published a front- page story that trumpeted this hard-won victory.

Jan. 6 was more than a ‘dustup’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Jack Del Rio is not necessarily a stupid man. He was a three-sport athlete who received an athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California. After a successful collegiate career he was drafted into the NFL by the New Orleans ...

Historic Black cemeteries need substance, not symbolism, by Brian Palmer

Across the South on any given day, volunteers of all ages, races and backgrounds gather with hand tools and weed whackers to help restore historic Black burial grounds, many of which have been subject to the structural neglect and active ...

Freedom then, freedom now, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Juneteenth is known by many names. It’s officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, but is also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day. On that day we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved persons of African descent ...

Holding people accountable, by Ben Jealous

Some extremely important truth-telling is happening in Washington, D.C. right now.

Jan. 6 hearings a plea to defend democracy, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

On Thursday evening, June 9, the House Select Committee investigating the sacking of The Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 will hold the first of its primetime, televised public hearings.

Pride, prejudice and power, by Ben Jealous

June is Pride Month in the United States.

Biden puts bans on policing, by Marc H. Morial

“Our criminal justice system must respect the dignity and rights of all persons and adhere to our fundamental obligation to ensure fair and impartial justice for all. This is imperative — not only to live up to our principles as ...

No vacation from education, by Julianne Malveaux

Students everywhere are anticipating, or already experiencing, their summer vacation. It means freedom from daily classes and the opportunity to break, “chill” and perhaps attend a summer program for many. We know, however, that there is knowledge erosion over the ...

Echoes of Minneapolis, Charleston, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

I was shocked! I was appalled! I was infuriated by the callous attack on innocent Black people at the Tops Friendly Markets store on May 14 in Buffalo, N.Y. Without having to be told, when I heard the racial breakdown ...

Black businesses matter, by Benjamin Chavis Jr.

When was the last time that you read a national news story in the so-called mainstream media about a successful Black business in America that has achieved unprecedented excellence and profit in today’s marketplace?

Racial disparities in abortion rates, by Clarence Page

Remember the old days when President Bill Clinton brought a temporary calm to the raging abortion debate by declaring the ultracontroversial procedure should be “safe, legal and rare?”