OPINION

  • We all are the sons and daughters of Labor

    For my family (and probably your own), Labor Day is a civil rights holiday – especially for those of us who are Americans of Color. When my kids were young, they would ask me about Labor Day. I would tell them about A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car porters and their ...

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  • Yet Another Sore Spot

    On Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, to death. The closed way in which the police responded to requests for information on the shooting, and their aggressive actions against peaceful protestors in the aftermath of the shooting have opened yet ...

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  • Ferguson—It’s a Revolution!

    Chanting slogans, crying in despair, praying in anguish, running and screaming as sirens are blaring, tear gas drops clouding the air, and police yelling, pushing, handcuffing marchers. This is not a riot—but the start of a “Revolution”…and it’s about time. Shocking, isn’t it, to read someone ...

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  • Not So Far From Ferguson

    Over the last few weeks the country has had its eye on Ferguson, Missouri as a result of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Alexandria NAACP offers our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Brown.  The family has lost a young man due to gun violence, and we are ...

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  • White Cops Kill at Least Two Blacks Each Week

    Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the ...

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  • STEM: A PATH TO THE PROMISE LAND

    Meet my friend Jeff (not his real name).  Jeff was one of my classmates at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.  Poly was a magnet school that enrolled students who were gifted in math and science.  I was a child from the project homes of Cherry Hill and my friend Jeff lived in the upper middle ...

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  • Working at Taking a Vacation

    I don’t do vacations well.  I have to be pushed and prodded, just about guilt-tripped, into taking time off.  Sure, I’ll take an hour here, an evening there, to read a book or play word games. But it just about takes an act of God to get me to go play. Yet, when I play, […]

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