"I Have a Dream" (August 28, 1963)

The VOICE acknowledges the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with his infamous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. This speech will forever be ...

What’s in a word? Plenty, when the word Is “racism.”

Does the word “racism” contribute to conversation? Or is it so politically charged and divisive that it causes people to tune you out?

RPV diversity: Blacks need not apply

Unlike the Republican National Committee (RNC), our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the black community.

Blacks have declared war on our own people

Let’s be honest about this situation: Michael Brown was no angel and had he not stolen those cigars, we would not be having this conversation. But liberals like Al Sharpton, Michael Dyson, and the membership of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Media should treat Marion Barry like it treats Bill Clinton

Civil rights leader and political icon Marion Barry recently died and barely after he had taken his last breath, the media was besmirching his reputation.

A weekend glance at the Plain Dealer from a distance

I was recently notified about the tragic killing of five and the wounding of one recently wherein two men, a 17-year-old girl and one pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed execution style.

6 trends for improving K-12 learning experience

It's important that teachers keep up-to-date with the latest helpful technology for their students and that parents understand the ramifications of that technology, too.

Bill Cosby: Is he being treated fairly?

This hurts deeply to those of us who grew up admiring and wanting to be a part of the Huxtable family. That show for those of us 40+ was one of the first where we saw a successful black couple ...

The East Marshall Street Well Project

In April of 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well during a construction project. The well’s contents are believed to have been discarded by medical students and instructors at the former medical ...

Does life expectancy depend on your zip code?

Live in Virginia’s Fairfax or Arlington counties instead of the nation’s capital, 14 miles away, and you could live an extra six or seven years.

Student communications

I want you to know that I did the test review. Is it possible I show a 0 on it because I didn’t turn it in?

The Burger King controversy: A call for regicide

Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s ...

The tragedies the befell the King family

Did you know that one year after Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, his brother drowned in his own pool? And, six years after King's death, his mother, Alberta Williams King, was shot in and ...

The lesson Congress should learn from the VA scandal

The mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path says Lee Hamilton.

Why black men need more white women

Black women constantly complain about the death of “eligible” black men to date and marry. Noted sociologist William Julius Wilson has argued that “the increasing levels of non-marriage and female-headed households is a manifestation of the high levels of economic ...