Commentary

  • Fake Pot: Beware the Unknown Danger

    The District recently set its sights on addressing the distribution of synthetic marijuana that is apparently beginning to plague the streets. This fake pot mimics in various ways the effect of marijuana and due to its unpredictable effects on their users, is considered dangerous. According to ...

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  • The Batts Removal – Will Baltimore Now be Safer?

    Former Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has been removed. The question is will this make Baltimore safer and eliminate the violent crime spree we are now enduring? Murders, not to mention regular shootings, have skyrocketed since the uprisings following the death of Freddie Gray while in ...

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  • Welcome Back, Mr. President

    The radical Christian theology of Rev. Jeremiah Wright is the same theology that shaped President Obama’s identity as a social justice organizer and this is the same identity that we are witnessing resurface in the last days of his presidency. This reawakening became clearly evident in February ...

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  • Bill Cosby: The Sad Declining Imagery of Dr. Cliff Huxtable

    When Bill Cosby answered the question, “When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?”, he answered it with a one word reply: “Yes”.  That response appears to have precipitated an apparent change ...

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  • A Bowser Ally Responds To AFRO Article

    I want to provide a perspective that was missing from James Wright’s June 24th article on Mayor Bowser and her first six months in office. I live in Deanwood, located in Ward 7, and have seen and interacted with her, in my community, in the last 6 months more than I did with her predecessors ...

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  • Clean Air Safeguards will bring better health, lower bills

    A study recently released by the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Power Plan, which places the first ever federal carbon pollution standards on existing power plants. The study makes the claim that EPA’s Clean Power ...

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  • A Practical Prescription for Achievable Reform

    As legal proceedings move forward in the wake of the death of Mr. Freddie Gray, we must also seize this moment in our history to better understand and respond to the underlying social and economic conditions that contributed to the unrest and violence that have endangered the future of our ...

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  • It’s All About Love

    Legalization of same-sex marriages by the United States Supreme Court has rattled a whole lot of people, especially Black folks whose faith has been rooted in an Old Testament worldview of homosexuality as a sin committed with alacrity by flawed humans. Everything is moving too fast, they say. ...

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  • STOP CELEBRATING – GET TO WORK

    (Updated 5/26/2015) TriceEdney – The morning of June 25, 2015 brought us another civil rights milestone.  On that morning the Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and gave it a new lease-on-life.  Likeminded friends and I shared the news on the telephone, texting and with ...

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