Author Archives: Yanick Rice Lamb

  • Texas Leads U.S. in Execution of African Americans

    Texas isn’t just big in size and population. It’s also big on the death penalty. When it comes to executions, Texas is the battleground state and has been No. 1 since 1976. The Lone Star State reached a milestone this summer when Kimberly McCarthy became the 500th person executed in ...

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  • Trayvon Martin Case Fuels Anxiety for Black Moms

    Denise Green has been celebrating her son’s birthday on July 26 without him for the last four years. Her son, Joseph Taylor, died after bullets intended for someone else pierced his shoulder and struck behind his ear at a Baltimore intersection in November 2009. People still pack annual ...

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  • Turning the Tide on AIDS in D.C.

    Washington has been called the Murder Capital and the AIDS Capital. However, the District of Columbia overcame the first label. Now, some AIDS experts say that it is beginning to shake off the second one, too. “I want to dispel an urban legend that D.C. is the worst in the world,” ...

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  • School Daze with Obama and Romney

    Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr. knew both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney long before they became household names. Barthwell was the only African American in the class of 1965 with Romney at Cranbrook School for Boys in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. From 1987 to 1990, he attended law school at ...

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  • Supreme Court Health Reform Arguments–Day 1

    Latest Article: Day 2– Supreme Court Mixed on Minimum Coverage Mandate Day 3– Supreme Court Wraps Up Arguments on Health Reform U.S. Supreme Court justices dissected a tax law for 90 minutes, March 26, the first day of deliberation to determine whether or not it should interfere ...

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  • Military Families Celebrate the Reason for the Season

    The Rev. Raichera McCray pumps her fist in the air as she repeatedly shouts “Hallelujah! Hallelujah Jesus!” Her joy is contagious, and Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale, Md. has already been primed by the cranberry-robed choir’s song of praise, For Every Mountain. She ...

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