Colbert I. King

01/16/2017 - 4:00pm

    Watching President-elect Donald Trump's falsehood-filled news conference this week, thinking back over his foul, nasty campaign, an election stained with slurs, serial insults, black voter suppression and an outcome influenced by Russia, and looking ahead with dread to his swearing-in Friday as president of the United States of America, a small,...

01/11/2017 - 8:00pm

    Next to the White House, the most talked-about federal entity in my world of the '50s and '60s was the Justice Department. Few editions of the Washington Afro American newspaper or weekly Jet magazine failed to contain mention of a DOJ action in civil rights enforcement. Bring up the scourge of...

01/04/2017 - 9:00am

    Could there be a Trump-Putin Pact in our future? Could President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, united in their mutual admiration despite ideological differences, enter into a straightforward nonaggression agreement, in which the United States and Russia pledge "to desist from...

12/29/2016 - 7:00pm

    As a kid, the 24 hours leading up to Christmas were always the longest day of my life. Time fought to stand still, grudgingly giving way to the movement of the clock's hands.

    I wanted the day out of the way in time for the great vigil - an event...

11/26/2016 - 4:00pm

    What is a Christian?

    Now, hold on. The question isn't some roundabout attempt to use an opinion piece to promote or knock a particular faith. Rather, it spotlights a search of another kind.

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11/03/2016 - 12:00am

    I have spent much of my weekends of late at gatherings in houses of worship discussing some aspect of the presidential election. Never has 19th-century Episcopal rector Phillips Brooks'sprayer "Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things" been more tested.

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