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Fighting the corruption of power, by Ben Jealous

We keep learning more about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Trump and his team tried to use to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Really honoring Black women by Dr. E. Faye Williams

There are right ways and wrong ways to accomplish most things. A few days ago, the world witnessed the wrong way to defend and honor women, if that is what Will Smith thought he was doing.

Not letting anyone steal our joy, by Ben Jealous

A congressional meeting room might be the last place people would expect to find joy.

Ukraine invasion, Tulsa Massacre from same playbook, by David W. Marshall

Looking at the events unfolding in Ukraine, it is not hard to compare them to what occurred during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, especially when you see how two dictators — Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin—followed the same ...

Black Americans and principles of democracy, by Ben Jealous

Anti-democratic authoritarianism is on the rise both around the world and here at home. Sometimes it is easier to recognize overseas.

Pay inequity: Past is prologue, by Julianne Malveaux

March 15 was National Pay Equity Day. It’s the day when women have to work into a new year to earn the same amount that men earned in the previous year.

The Black Press celebrates 195 years of pleading the cause of African descendants everywhere, by Stacy M. Brown

On March 16, 1827, the Rev. Samuel E. Cornish and John B. Russwurm founded Freedom’s Journal, the first Black-owned newspaper in the United States.

Herstory once again, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

By now, everyone understands that the month of March has been designated as Women’s History Month.

Smollett’s sideshow mocks real tragedies, by Clarence Page

True to his profession, actor Jussie Smollett reacted to his sentence of jail time for his hate-crime hoax, with the passion of a courtroom drama.

Race, democracy and Ukraine, by David W. Marshall

Just when you say it can’t get any worse, it gets worse.

The humanity of Black Ukrainians, by Julianne Malveaux

Most of us are riveted to the television, radio or internet to learn more about what is happening in Ukraine. On one hand, it is a world away; but on the other hand, it is right next door because it ...

Same old ‘ridiculousness’, by Clarence Page

You can tell a lot about the strength of President Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee by the weakness and shallowness of the political backlash against her.

Gov. Youngkin and reality of racism, by Susan Swecker

On one of the final days of Black History Month, Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin released an interim report on critical race theory from the state superintendent of public instruction – an attempt to rewrite, revise and change our history.

Fighting injustice in Ukraine and at home, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Before going to bed on Feb. 22, we knew that Ukraine and its citizens had been brutally attacked. In our hearts, we also knew that this was only the beginning of their terror.

NFL’s race problem and Robert F. Smith, by Benjamin Chavis Jr.

Even before former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL claiming the league discriminated against Black coaches in their hiring practices, it was pretty clear that professional football has a race issue. The Insti- ...