Category: Opinion

  • JESSE JACKSON: A Job for All

    A job for all. Everybody prepared and in a position to work will get a job — job that pays sufficient to carry a household above the poverty line — assured by the federal authorities. At a time when our political leaders appear extra intent on driving us aside fairly than bringing us collectively, a…

  • MORIAL: Rich Backers Assist Lawsuit to Protect Systemic Racial Inequities

    Signal as much as keep related Get the highest tales of the day across the DMV. “Within the face of persistent, systemic discrimination in opposition to Black individuals and all individuals of coloration arising from our nation’s lengthy historical past of racism, Ed Blum and his recently-created entrance group are bent on dismantling packages benefiting…

  • WILLIAMS: Haters, You Don’t Know Black Ladies

    Like a lot of our sisters who’re doing their absolute best to do the proper factor, I’ve had my fill of threats, too — one as late because the previous week. Mine was merely a phone name, however the individual on the decision let me know he is aware of who I’m, what I symbolize,…

  • CLYBURN: The PACT Act Fulfills Our Obligation to Veterans

    America has lengthy been described as a nation of concepts. The founding fathers wrote that “with a agency reliance on the safety of divine Windfall … mutually pledge to one another our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” This closing line of the Declaration of Independence underscored that the founders of this nice nation…

  • JEALOUS: Defending a Means of Life and the Planet

    The Sacred Place The place Life Begins. That’s what the Gwich’in individuals name the coastal plain of Alaska the place they dwell. The Porcupine Caribou on which the Gwich’in have relied for tens of hundreds of years for his or her subsistence lifestyle migrate a whole lot of miles every spring to present beginning to…

  • BAILEY: Brother MLK Jr., a Nice Warrior and Grasp Trainer

    In a 2020 column revealed in The Washington Informer and several other different Black newspapers, my headline acknowledged that Black of us ought to honor Brother Martin Luther King Jr., as a warrior and grasp instructor; not a dreamer. On the threat of being repetitious, I’m making that request once more after seeing, listening to…

  • JESSE JACKSON: ‘Historical past Can not Be Unlived’

    On Saturday, Aug. 26, three African People had been murdered by a 21-year-old white gunman on the Greenback Common retailer in Jacksonville, Florida, who then shot himself. The assassin was motivated, Jacksonville Sheriff T.Ok. Waters reported, by an “ideology of hate.” The capturing happened 15 months after 10 African People had been murdered in one other…

  • MALVEAUX: When Will We Elevate the Minimal Wage?

    The federal minimal wage has been caught at $7.25 an hour since 2009. A number of states have the next minimal, however a predictable few, together with Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Alabama, are caught at that low minimal. If the minimal wage saved up with inflation, it might be no less than $10…

  • MARSHALL: Energy of the Tongue

    As we endure one mass taking pictures disaster to the following, it illustrates the nation’s void in management. We glance to our elected officers to satisfy their oaths of workplace to guard the general public as a result of an individual is barely nearly as good as their phrase. Phrases even have penalties — good…

  • WILLIAMS: What Occurred to Governor Kemp?

    Earlier than Brian Kemp grew to become Georgia’s governor, he served as secretary of state. At the moment, Greg Palast informed us the story of who Brian Kemp was. The article Palast wrote was “Voting Gangnam Type: The New Kim Crow in Georgia.” We already knew about Jim Crow. The article didn’t present Mr. Kemp in a constructive mild. At the moment,…