Author Archives: Zenitha Prince

  • Disparities Persist in NYPD Stop-and-Frisks

    “For young people in my neighborhood, getting stopped and frisked is a rite of passage,” wrote Nicholas K. Peart, a student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, in a December 2011 opinion page essay in the New York Times titled, “Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?” And, ...

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  • Martin Takes Hits from Black Media Family

    Tom Joyner, host of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” this week administered a public spanking to Roland Martin, one of the show’s senior analysts, over inflammatory statements Martin tweeted during the Super Bowl. In a public letter, Joyner urged Martin to “make things ...

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  • Conaway Admits Oversight, Drops Lawsuit

    It was a slip of the pen, an “oversight,” that caused her to claim a Baltimore County property as her primary residence in a 2006 document, claimed City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway this week. “In this case Belinda Conaway simply signed a document by mistake, and she’s ...

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  • Read’s Granted Temporary Historic Landmark Status

    Read’s Drugstore in downtown Baltimore was given temporary historical landmark status on April 12, delighting preservationists and disappointing officials and developers. The Commission for Historic and Cultural Preservation’s ruling will allow for a longer review on whether the ...

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  • Finally, a Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

    "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights back in 1966. And yet, decades later, that injustice thrives – Blacks and other minorities ...

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  • Cirque du Soleil Debuts ‘TOTEM’ in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE – From the Judeo-Christian account in the book of Genesis to the “Big Bang” theory, the fallen “Sky Woman” of the Iroquois to Nyx, the golden-egg-bearing originator of the Greeks, cultures and generations of people the world over have attempted to explain ...

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  • Supreme Court Dismisses Troy Davis Appeal

    Family and supporters of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis say they remain optimistic in their fight to save him from execution despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject his appeal, Monday. “People always ask us every time there is a decision – especially a ...

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  • Clarence Thomas Stars in Sexually Charged Memoir

    D.C. Unmasked & Undressed, the memoir of Lillian McEwen, a former judge and ex-girlfriend of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, hits the shelves March 5. But, as the author told the AFRO, this book is definitely not for the G-rated crowd. While the tale chronicles the often painful ...

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  • Obama Budget Criticized

    President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget, released on Valentine’s Day, is getting little love from either side of the ideological aisle. Republicans, who in a nod to their tea party supporters have proposed $61 billion in spending cuts for the current fiscal year ending Sept. 30, said ...

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  • GOP’s Anti-Home Rule Campaign Continues to Mount

    The indignities heaped upon the District of Columbia by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives are piling up, political observers said. The assault against the city’s autonomy began when the GOP, as one of its first orders of business, stripped the District of its vote in the ...

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