Randall Woodfin: A son of Birmingham becomes its mayor

“Local assemblies of citizens constitute the strength of free nations. Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people’s reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A ...

The president who does not care about the people

Last week, the president of this nation signed an executive order that will in effect gut the Affordable Care Act and throw millions of people into physical jeopardy as they lose their health care.

Remembering my mentor, Dick Gregory, on his birthday

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept. 16 in Landover, Maryland, was over seven hours of eclectic diversity, from a serenade by Native Americans to a musical tribute with Ayanna Gregg’s daughter and Stevie Wonder, and speakers ...

Congress is holding CHIP, children hostage

Dr. Lanre Falusi knows firsthand the anxiety families face when the future of their child’s health insurance is in jeopardy. A pediatrician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

We must face our addiction to guns

Fifty-eight dead and counting; 500 sent to hospitals.

Fake math fuels Trump’s lopsided, vile tax reform

“Rightful taxation is the price of social order. In other words, it is that portion of the citizen’s property, which he yields up to the government in order to provide for the protection of all the rest. It is not ...

The man who would throw paper towels during a crisis

The image of the president of this nation throwing paper towels to people in Puerto Rico who are reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria says everything we need to know about the sickness called racism.

Black America’s dreams of homeownership still deferred

The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th century that spoke about and to Black America’s unique experiences.

Kneelers of conscience

Many President Trump observers believe he throws out inflammatory and divisive comments to distract in moments when the news cycle is critical of his erratic, inappropriate and contentious conduct.

Racist extremism remains a crisis in the United States

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that Congress rejects White nationalism, White supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States, urges the President and his administration to ...

White supremacy rotted the soul of America

The back and forth over National Football League players “taking a knee” during the singing of the national anthem has shown one thing when it comes to White supremacy in this country: It has rotted out America’s soul.

Project aims to end the criminalization of communities of color

As mass criminalization continues to target and harm communities of color, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, announced in September the launch of the Mass Freedom project. Mass Freedom aims to bridge the movements fighting to end mass ...

Trump tries to divide us, but we are better nation than that

When Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem last year, he acted alone, a silent protest against a society that repeatedly fails to hold police accountable for the killing of unarmed African Americans. Kaepernick was condemned and ...

The continuing assault on our children’s health

It’s back. The assault on our children’s health coverage has been resurrected for a final last-minute attempt at passage and is even more dangerous and cruel than ever. The latest Graham, R-S.C., and Cassidy, R-La., revision of the health repeal ...

The last dance at the bewitching hour

Those of you who are my age will remember the house parties in our parents’ basements with the blue and red lights.