Author Archives: Mike Montgomery

  • Anti-Social Media

    Last week, Facebook was abuzz with comments on the Boston Marathon bombing. My newsfeed was filled with prayers and well wishes for the city of Boston and all affected by the blast that took three lives including that of an 8-year old child. Like 911, Americans were united again… or so I ...

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  • Wanted by NPR

    The AFROIn response to “Brother Can You Spare A Dime,” (AFRO, 10/17/12) I was contacted by someone from National Public Radio (NPR) about doing an interview about panhandling and the inner conflict that takes place when I’m deciding whether I should or should not give to those ...

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  • AFRO My Take

    There is an abundance of panhandlers in the nation’s capital—all shapes, shades and sizes. On a recent day, Jessie was at 14th & G talking to himself until he saw someone who had once given him money. “Hey how you doin’?” he asked, making a mad dash to the ...

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  • Baseball: Blacks’ Favorite Pastime No More

    It’s October in the Baltimore-Washington area and while football is kicking into high gear, the Boys of Summer have taken center stage. The Orioles are guaranteed a playoff spot for the first time in 15 years. The Nationals sported the best record in the majors for much of the season. ...

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