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Edelman: Guarantee Permanent Income for Children Living in Poverty

By Marian Wright Edelman April 18 was Tax Day in the United States, and this year, the day was an especially sad reminder that the...

Edelman: A Different Kind of Climate Crisis

By Marian Wright Edelman April 4th was the 54th anniversary of the assassination of our nation’s prophet of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On the same...

Edelman: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Breaking Another Barrier

By Marian Wright Edelman At the White House event where President Biden introduced her as the nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji...

Edelman: A World Safe for Children in Time of War

By Marian Wright Edelman “Tell Me Where to Be Born” People of the world, tell me where to be born. If I were born in the land...

Edelman: Honoring Sherrilyn Ifill, departing top lawyer for NAACP

By Marian Wright Edelman Sherrilyn Ifill, the wonderful President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), just announced she will step...

Edelman: Now it’s time to invest in our other infrastructure

By Marian Wright Edelman This week, President Joe Biden signed legislation a bipartisan infrastructure bill, providing long-awaited vital investments in buildings, roads, bridges, utilities, broadband,...

Edelman: Healthy Food for Hungry Families

By Marian Wright Edelman “I worry in regards to child obesity…diabetes, cholesterol, and all of those things, but personally I worry more about the children...

Edelman: The Birthplace of America’s Student-Led Civil Rights Revolution

By Marian Wright Edelman As a teenager, many of Barbara Johns’s wildest fantasies were about a surprising subject: a new school. “My imagination would run...

Edelman: Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass on True Independence

By Marian Wright Edelman Sojourner Truth was a brilliant and formidable enslaved woman and abolitionist, a great orator, and a powerful presence who possessed unbelievable...

Edelman: Cries from the Other America

By Marian Wright Edelman President Biden last week signed the bill making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday. Juneteenth, which is observed on June...

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