Commentary

  • Trump and the Dangers of the Republican Party

    Even looking beyond the campaign speeches and rallies of this election year, the contrast between the political parties on civil rights has been striking — and, where the Republican candidates and their positions are concerned, alarming.  Last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John ...

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  • Seniors Face Civil Legal Challenges in Baltimore

    The greatest number of Maryland’s low-income minority older adults lives in Baltimore City. In 2010 nearly 41 percent of low-income minority adults 60 years and older lived in Baltimore City, according to the Maryland Department of Aging. As the executive director of the Maryland Volunteer ...

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  • President Obama Preaches at Howard University

    Everyone knows that a commencement is all about the great students who have completed their courses of study; however the 148th commencement at Howard University was that and more. As greats such as L. D. Britt, world renowned surgeon and educator, Ambassador Horace G. Dawson, distinguished in ...

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  • Warning: More Cesspool Politics Ahead

    Ted Cruz is gone – and good riddance. The Texas senator fully deserved his humiliating defeat by Donald Trump in the May 3rd Indiana GOP primary. He was undoubtedly the nastiest politician to prowl the halls of the U.S. Senate since the Red-baiter Joseph McCarthy back in the 1950s.  ...

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  • Stories of Mother Love

    Stories of Mother Love “They didn’t want me to have Walter because of my age. But I finally convinced them that age has nothing to do with love…What I had to give was love. And that’s what Walter needed . . . I never doubted that I could help Walter. Never, if they gave ...

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  • Don’t Send Flint Down the Drain

    The Flint water crisis is now 2 years old – and the water still isn’t safe to drink. There have been civil and criminal investigations, two congressional hearings and extensive reporting, particularly during the presidential primary in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed a special ...

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  • State of Black America 2016

    “Eschewing political banalities, sloganeering and appeals to fears and suspicions, the candidates should seize the opportunity to challenge the nation to regain her sense of purpose by facing her imperfections, not apologetically, but with the firm resolve that this nation can and should ...

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  • When It Comes to Voting, Choose to Choose

    The current presidential election season already feels like the longest in history. We have seen and heard so much about the candidates that it’s hard to remember what it’s all about. If we are to have, in Lincoln’s immortal words, a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” ...

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  • Changing the Narrative of Black Men in College

    What does it mean to support your community? As individuals, it’s everything from clearing the snow off your sidewalk to volunteering at your child’s school. For the University of Baltimore, it not only means that our students, faculty and staff are out in neighborhoods across the city, doing ...

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  • How to Finance Your Business

    “Shark Tank,” the television show where entrepreneurs go hoping to get a deal and money for their business offers a perspective of how to get money for your business. This is a guide for everyone who doesn’t make it on to the show. Whether you are just starting out with an idea or growing a ...

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  • Saving Black Lives

    National Minority Health Month each April is a time when we are called to reflect upon the health of Americans of Color.  This year, a truthful assessment of our progress would be mixed. More African Americans have access to health insurance than ever before.  Yet, being Black in America ...

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