America must equalize access to homeownership

Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream. A home is more than just where families come at the...

On ‘courtesy’ – Race, gender and Trump on defense

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago. The minute a deranged congressman stood up and hollered, “You lie” at...

Health care in the dark

My grandmother and (yours too, probably) used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light. There is way too...

Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

‘The Tears’ have come and gone

It’s easy to remember “The Tears.” The first time they visited me was 11 p.m. on November 4, 2008. That was the time that...

Statues, monuments and memorials

Many people are highly insulted by Confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down, destroyed, or both. Since the latest movement in New...

Legislator who stood up to sexism in 1973 sees some progress

BY JEN FIFIELD STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Colleagues warned Senfronia Thompson that speaking out would jeopardize her political future. It was the spring of 1973, and 34-year-old Thompson...

Car dealers charge Blacks exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys...

Keeping hope alive as Hope walks away

Through all of the weird machinations of her boss and his administration, Hope Hicks has been labeled the “glue” holding things together at the...

Good news for some in the Class of 2017

The college class of 2017 is in a better employment position than any college class in a decade. With the unemployment rate (4.4 percent) lower...

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