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John Archibald: Ignoring Murders of Black Males Won’t Make it Disappear

By John Archibald | jarchibald@al.com This opinion column is another installment in a Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series on Gun Violence in the city. We talk a lot...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Finding Lasting, Positive Change

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson We’ve all been there or will be there at some point soon. It’s the place where we find ourselves assessing our lives in...

Malveaux: Student Loan Forgiveness, A Small Step in the Right Direction

By Julianne Malveaux President Joe Biden made a campaign promise to alleviate some student loan debt, and on August 24, he honored his commitment. Some...

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Water Crisis in Jackson Miss. Reflects Vicious Neglect

By The Rev. Jesse Jackson In sweltering heat, 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi, the state’s capital and its largest city, had no running water, after...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Information Can Defeat this Formidable Foe

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson The fear of it can sometimes be worse than reality. COVID has certainly been a formidable foe, but the reality is that with...

Marc Morial: The Rule of Law is Not a Partisan Issue

By Marc H. Morial “No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require...

Speaking On behalf of HBCUs

By Adriel A. Hilton and Cheron Davis It has been said that the Black church is the pillar of the Black community. On any given...

Sharpe-Jefferson: The Power of Girlfriends

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson I recently visited a friend’s shop which was full of fellow entrepreneurs like myself. Once I walked in, the energy immediately shifted...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Sometimes It’s Best to Walk Away

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson What’s one of the most beautiful accessories that we can wear that never ages with time? Over these next few days, take a...

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Mass Shootings Have Become As American as Apple...

By The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson In Highland Park, an upper-middle-class suburb of Chicago, the parade to celebrate the Fourth of July turned into a...

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